Bentley Announces Le Mans Limited Edition Models

By - May 9th, 2013

Bentley Announces Le Mans Limited Edition Models

Since its establishment in 1919, the achievements by a motley crue of amateur racers known as the “Bentley Boys” forever enshrined Bentley‘s place on Le Mans 24 Hours‘ storied history. Now as we approach to the 81th running of the legendary race, Bentley will mark the occasion with the Le Mans Limited Edition. Celebrating two important milestones in company’s 94 years: the 90th anniversary since the “Bentley Boys” took to Le Mans for the first time and 10th anniversary when it won the title again in 2003, the limited collection features both the Continental GT and Mulsanne sedan. With only 48 units of each “Le Mans Limited Edition” model slated for production, all will include a numbered badge, Le Mans Edition clock face, embroidered Le Mans badge to each headrest, tread plates with the limited edition name, as well as unique Le Mans Edition wheels and specific interior veneers with exterior colors. As a way to honor the “Bentley Boys,” each option will be named after each member.

John Duff
The original Bentley Boy, John Duff gave Bentley its first win at Le Mans 24 Hours in 1924. After a fourth place finish in 1923, Duff returned to Le Mans the following year with Bentley co-driver Jack Clement. The pair raced to a first place finish, defeating many of the leading sports cars of the day.

Exterior: Moonbeam
Interior: Two-tone Linen and Beluga
Stitching: Contrast
Veneer: Piano Black and Bright Aluminum

Dudley Benjafield
Competing for the sheer pleasure of driving and the thrill of the race, “Benjy”, drove at numerous events and took 1st place at Le Mans in 1927.

Exterior: Verdant – the same colour of the victorious Bentley Speed 8 in 2003
Interior: Two-tone Linen and Cumbrian Green
Stitching: Contrast
Veneer: Dark Stain Burr Walnut and Bright Aluminum

Woolf Barnato
Considered “the best driver we ever had” by W.O. Bentley, Barnato remains the only driver to have won on each occasion of entering the race recording wins at Le Mans in 1928, 1929 and 1930.

Exterior: Granite
Interior: Hotspur
Stitching: Beluga
Veneer: Carbon Fiber in Continental series. Dark Stain Burr Walnut with Dark Aluminium in Mulsanne

Tim Birkin
A formidable personality, Birkin, an ex-fighter pilot was renowned for his willingness to be utterly ruthless with his car to achieve a winning result.

Exterior: Glacier White
Interior: Beluga
Stitching: White
Veneer: Piano Black and Bright Aluminum

Glen Kidston
Kidston claimed 1st place at Le Mans in 1930 and is known for being an adventurer; rough, tough, sharp and fearless.

Exterior: Dark Sapphire
Interior: Two-tone Newmarket Tan and Imperial Blue
Stitching: Contrast
Veneer: Dark Stain Burr Walnut and Dark Aluminium. Continental GT Convertible models are finished with a Blue hued exterior roof.

Guy Smith
A central figure for Team Bentley’s attack on both the Sebring 12-Hours and the Le Mans 24 Hours, Guy Smith secured his place in racing legend at the 2003 Le Mans 24 Hours. Smith was selected to pilot the Bentley Speed 8 across the finish line to mark an emotional sixth win for Bentley.

Exterior: Beluga
Interior: Beluga
Stitching: Hotspur
Veneer: Piano Black and Dark Aluminum

The Bentley Continental Series – Le Mans Limited Edition will be available starting the 2nd quarter of 2013 while the Bentley Mulsanne – Le Mans Limited Edition will be available later on this year For more information, you can also visit the Bentley Le Mans Edition microsite at http://lemansedition.bentleymotors.com.

Bentley Announces Le Mans Limited Edition Models

Bentley Announces Le Mans Limited Edition Models

Bentley Announces Le Mans Limited Edition Models

Bentley Announces Le Mans Limited Edition Models

Bentley Announces Le Mans Limited Edition Models

Bentley Announces Le Mans Limited Edition Models

Bentley Announces Le Mans Limited Edition Models

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