Bentley Continental GT Convertible Number 1 Edition by Mulliner revealed

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The Continental GT convertible No. 1 Edition by Mulliner will be limited to 100 units worldwide.

Bentley Motors has revealed the Continental GT Convertible Number 1 Edition by Mulliner (breathes), paying homage to the legendary Bentley Blower of 1929. It aims to evoke the No. 1 4.5-litre Blower of Tim Birkin, the vehicle that sent the Bentley boy around the Outer Circuit at Brooklands in 1932 at an average of 137mph.

Number 1 options are few and far between, namely the exterior color combinations of Dragon Red II or Beluga Black with a Claret Red or Beluga Black roof.

All 100 units of the anniversary edition will have gilded the sign of the wing from 18-carat gold and a piece of history - a small wheel rotator, cast piston of the first vehicle No. 1 and other historic Bentley models.

At the heart of the Number 1 Edition sits an enhanced version of Bentley's renowned 6.0-litre, twin-turbocharged W12 TSI engine. It also includes Centenary Pack, Bentley Black Line Specification, Carbon Body Kit, and painted Number 1 front grille.

Perhaps the most tangible link between 90 year-old racing vehicle and new luxury convertible is the wheel spinner in the dash rotating display. The 22-inch wheels come in either Cricket Ball Brown or Gloss Black.

Inside, the special edition gets a new colourway with either Cricket Ball or Beluga main leather contrasted with Heritage hide on the seats and door pads, and debossed "B" insignia on the headrests and door inserts.

Lower down, there's a Jaeger clock with a Number 1 face, and the centre console features Engine Spin aluminium - a popular racing auto and aviation finish in the 1920s and '30s due to the way it limited light reflection.

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