Bentley Unveils Continental GT Convertible 'Equestrian Edition'

Saddle up for a ride in this horse racing-inspired luxury roadster.
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Bentley Mulliner, the exclusive division of Bentley Motors that's responsible for the rarest wing-badged rides like the one-of-12 Bacalar speedster, has designed an exclusive Continental GT Convertible that's inspired by the prestigious Cheltenham horse racing festival in Gloucestershire, England.  

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Arriving as the first member of the Bentley Mulliner Collections lineup, this sole "Equestrian Edition" of Bentley's already-striking droptop grand tourer was commissioned by Bentley Bristol and hand-built at the marque's Crewe, Cheshire facility in England.

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A one-of-a-kind "Spruce" green paint coat is paired with gloss black finishes on the light bezels, radiator grill and exhaust outlets. Bold 22-inch Mulliner wheels—also in gloss black—round out the decidedly dark exterior detailing. 

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Inside are four diamond-stitched seats that are clad in cheekily named "Saddle" leather and adorned with horse-and-rider emblems on the headrests. The dash, center console and door panels are wrapped in a complementary "Cumbrian Green" leather with light blue stitching, while another equestrian silhouette accompanies Bentley Mulliner branding on the gold-accented Walnut front fascia. Bentley Mulliner treadplates complete the bespoke interior.

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While these materialistic upgrades are admittedly gorgeous, none fundamentally change the Continental GT, at the core of which is a 626-horsepower twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12 that's mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch tranny. Its impressive 3.7-second zero-to-60 mph time and 207 mph top speed remain, as do Bentley's many driver-assist features, heads-up display, automatic dimming mirrors and hands-free trunk opening. 

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The Continental GT Convertible "Equestrian Edition" is one-of-a-kind, but Bentley Mulliner would surely make another for the right price. The 2020 Kentucky Derby is just around the corner, after all. 

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