Bentley unveiled today at the Detroit Auto Show the Series 51 Package, a new program that provides thousands of configurations available through company's expansive colour and trim catalogue. First of all, we have to tell you that the Series 51 Package is named after the first official styling department established in Crewe by John Blatchle, who shaped the legendary 1950s Bentley Continentals.
Every Series 51 car will offer a highly-distinctive interior colour palette and unique exterior design cues. Bentley's Colour and Trim team, managed by Melinda - June Jenkins designed a specially- tailored three-tone interiors which demonstrate the full potential of leather hide colours and the creative application of contrast stitching and piping.
For this year's Detroit Auto Show, Bentley used the following combination: the car is Imperial Blue as the main and secondary hide, Linen seat and door inserts and Saddle contrast stitching and piping.
Also, the manufacturer selected a range of premium-quality materials for the dashboard and centre console. The Dark and Bright Engine Spin aluminium options provide a striking contrast with darker and lighter hide colour choices and a special, limited-edition Amboyna veneer reserved for solely for Series 51.
Both the Continental GT and GTC sit on 20" 14-spoke polished Diamond wheel with a dark centre cap. In order to enhance and personalize even more the Continental GT, Bentley offers two-tone paint (colour running over the bonnet, roof and flowing down to the boot) can be commissioned which complements the contrasting interior configuration.
The Series 51 Package, which will be available on the Continental range - GT, GT Speed, GTC and GTC Speed models - will be priced from $192,750 for the GT coupe model.