Six supercars dedicated to the legendary race for survival
The British luxury car manufacturer decided to highlight the 90th anniversary of the famous Le Mans 24 Hours, in which Bentley won out more than once. In honor of the anniversary will be released a unique series of machines
This is a customized version of the models Bentley Mulsanne and Continental.
With the release of these cars, the manufacturer will mark not only the 90th anniversary of the famous endurance races, which were first held in 1923, but also the tenth anniversary of the victory of Bentley cars in the 2003 competitions. Each of the six models of Le Mans Limited Edition will be named after the racers, who at one time took first place in the races of Le Mans driving a car Bentley.
So, six models will be named after pilots John Duff, Dudley Bengefield, Wolf Barnato, Tim Birkin, Glen Kidston and Guy Smith. These cars will be available in North America.
48 copies of each of the six Le Mans Limited Edition models will be released. Continental GT and Mulsanne will be available this year. The price is still unknown.
All cars will be decorated in the theme of Le Mans races: they will be equipped with special watches in honor of this competition, unique numbers, the emblem of Le Mans races on the headrests of the chairs and other “chips”. All models will differ in body color and interior trim materials.
Le Mans Edition John Duff is named after Canadian John Duff, who brought Bentley victory in 1924. The car is moon-yellow inside trimmed with aluminum inserts.
The model, named after Dudley Benjfield, who won the “24 Hours of Le Mans” in 1927, received a green body and a two-tone interior trimmed with walnut wood and aluminum.
The car, named after the famous racer Wolf Barnato, who was considered one of the best pilots at Bentley and who won the Le Mans race three times in a row – in 1928, 1929 and 1930, was painted outside in granite color and the interior was trimmed with carbon fiber (models Continental) and walnut wood with dark aluminum (Mulsanne).
Tim Birkin’s car turned snow-white with a black interior, and Glen Kidston’s car, which won the Le Mans 24 Hours race in 1930, is a dark blue, sapphire-colored, with a two-color interior, made in blue and orange. At the same time, Continental cars of this model have a removable roof.
English racer Guy Smith won the Le Mans race in 2003. In honor of him, they created a white car with a white interior trimmed with dark aluminum inserts.