Given its size and opulence, even the standard Bentley Continental GT Convertible fits the term land yacht, but Mulliner, the luxury brand’s customization, makes the connection even clearer with the new Galene Edition. The droptop takes inspiration from high-end boating, and the model name comes from the Greek goddess of calm seas.
Mulliner worked with Princess Yachts to get the design cues just right. The special Continental GT Convertible features a Glacier White exterior with a lower stripe in Sequin Blue and dark blue roof. It rides on a set of 21-inch polished Propeller Wheels.
Inside, Mulliner fits a combination of Linen, Portland, Brunel, and Camel-colored leather. The Glacier White paint decorates some of the cabin’s trim, and illustrator Jaume Vilardell hand paints the image of a super yacht on the dashboard. Open-pore Pinstripe Walnut is exclusive to this model. It decorates the center stack, around the gearshift, and the entire trunk floor.
The Continental GT Convertible Galene Edition comes with a 4.0-liter biturbo V8 with 500 horsepower (373 kilowatts) and 487 pound-feet (660 Newton-meters).
Mulliner will build just 30 examples of the Galene Edition. Bentley doesn’t discuss the price, but expect the figure to be well into the six figures.
The current Continental GT is nearing the end of its life. Spy shots show the next-generation model under development with a design that takes major cues EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept. It will also ride on a new platform that the Bentley will share with the latest Porsche Panamera. The switch will help the big model shed weight. In addition to the powerful V8 and W12 powerplants, the brand will reportedly add a hybrid to the lineup. The coupe will likely debut sometime this year, and the new droptop will premiere a few months later.
Gallery: Bentley Continental GT Convertible Galene Edition by Mulliner
GALENE EDITION BY MULLINER: INSPIRED BY THE FINEST LUXURY YACHTS
- New, limited edition of the Continental GT Convertible by Mulliner
- Inspired by luxury yachting
- Sophisticated maritime opulence and exquisite material detailing
- Mulliner introduces Pinstripe Walnut, a new bespoke wood finish
- Limited edition named after the Greek goddess of calm seas, Galene
- Jaume Vilardell handpainted illustration adorns front fascia panel
- Limited to just 30 examples worldwide
(Crewe, 24 July 2017) Bentley Motors is today announcing the new Bentley Continental GT Convertible Galene Edition by Mulliner, inspired by luxury yachts.
Bentley’s bespoke commissioning division, Mulliner, has created the ultimate edition of the Continental GT Convertible in collaboration with British yacht experts, Princess Yachts, and takes inspiration from yacht design.
Defined by brilliant Glacier White and Sequin Blue hues externally, and inspired by the clean, confident design lines and materials of yachts internally, the Galene Edition by Mulliner combines the best elements of an oceanic lifestyle with luxury convertible motoring.
It is powered by Bentley’s refined 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 powerplant, with 507 PS and 660 Nm and benefits from Bentley’s elegant, four-layered retractable hood which keeps occupants in the same unruffled environment that the hard-top Continental GT coupe provides.
Designed by the Ocean: Clean, Confident Lines
The external design of the new Continental GT Convertible Galene Edition by Mulliner captures the iridescent sparkle of crystal clear waters.
Painted in pristine Glacier White, with a matching bodywork kit, the Galene Edition is specified with lower brightware in Sequin Blue, a timeless detail and elegant reminder of the life aquatic. A dark blue hood and striking 21” polished Propeller Wheels complete Mulliner’s external signature on the Galene Edition.
Inspired by Luxury Yachts, Created by Mulliner
The interior of the Continental GT Convertible Galene Edition pays homage to the classic opulence, finest hand-crafted materials and exquisite details that are championed both by yachts and Bentley cars.
The seats are in Linen and Portland hides with Camel hand cross stitching, the door panels are Linen, Portland and Brunel. Linen, Brunel and Camel accentuate the dashboard, centre console and armrests, whilst the steering wheel is Linen and Brunel with a Camel 12 o’clock stripe. The detailed headrest embroidery is in Camel and the Glacier White stowage case is exquisitely lined in Brunel Alcantara.
The Glacier White external paintwork is echoed inside, in the stowage case and fascia panels, which can be specified with a unique handpainted Jaume Vilardell illustration of a super yacht alongside the Mulliner script in each car. It also coats the clock bezel in the Galene Edition, creating an interior space full of light and luxury.
Pinstripe Walnut: Commissioned for the Galene Edition
Inspired by the timeless appeal of sophisticated yacht design, Mulliner has created a new material finish – Pinstripe Walnut – for the Galene Edition.
This distinctive surface is used in open-pore form, for a more authentic, natural finish, in the centre stack and console.
A Pinstripe Walnut insert also adds a note of understated elegance to the bespoke illuminated treadplates in the Galene Edition, and lines the boot floor, creating a striking harmony with the rest of this graceful series, limited to just 30 examples worldwide, by Mulliner.
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