To celebrate the 90th anniversary of Bentley’s first win at the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race, the company is building an exclusive range of Le Mans limited edition specification cars solely for its North American clientele.
In all, Bentley won the flagship endurance race six times between 1924 and 2003 and as such has designed six limited-edition Continental GT coupes and six equally limited-edition Mulsanne models, each inspired by and named after one of Bentley’s winning Le Mans drivers: John Duff; Dudley Benjafield; Woolf Barnato; Tim Birkin; Glen Kidston; and Guy Smith.
“We’re very proud of our motorsports heritage and we’re excited to celebrate our historic wins at Le Mans 24 Hours,” said Christophe Georges, President and COO, Bentley Motors, Inc.
“The Le Mans Limited Edition models showcase our performance and handcrafted luxury through these unique, heritage inspired specifications.”
Each car will feature a unique Le Mans edition numbered badge, a specially designed interior clock, unique wheels, and specific interior veneers and exterior paint colors.
Under the hood the engines of the special editions will receive tuning tweaks and suspension adjustments to up their sportiness while retaining their comfort.
In all, Bentley plans to produce 48 examples of each model. The first Le Mans Continental GTs are expected to be delivered this summer, while Mulsanne customers will have to wait until the autumn.
Bentley has launched a dedicated website for further information about the specifications of each limited edition model at lemansedition.bentleymotors.com