Bentley Le Mans Editions Celebrate Brand's Racing History
When you hear "Bentley" and "Le Mans" you may think of the "Bentley Boys," a group of wealthy owners of the British performance machine in the late 1920's, that raced with agression. Bentley was started in 1919, and took its first win at Le Mans in 1924, followed by a quartet of wins, from '27 to '30. Bentley would not win the endurance race for another 83 years, at the helm of the 2003 Bentley Speed 8. While Audi may dominate the French circuit now, Bentley has been a big part of the track's history, and is commemorating that, through special Le Mans Editions of the Continental GT and the Mulsanne. 48 examples of each Le Mans Edition car are being produced. Each will come with a unique numbered badge, Le Mans Edition clock face, embroidered headrest, unique wheels, veneers and exterior colors.
Throughout Bentley's history, they have tied themselves to the hallowed French racetrack. Past names like Arnage, and current models, like Mulsanne, are all named for sections of the Le Mans track. The Continental GT Le Mans Edition will go on sale in the second quarter of 2013, while the Mulsanne will go on sale in Q3.
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