Bentley Motorsport has hit the headlines with the announcement of its entry into the 2017 Nurburgring 24 hour race. At the same time, it revealed a new, bespoke, limited edition Continental that will be joining the race – it’s dubbed as the Continental 24.
The GT3 will be participating at the endurance ADAC Zurich 24-Hour Race on the Nurburgring, along with two other cars from Bentley Team ABT - all three cars will be running on Yokohama tires. To celebrate this milestone, the Continental 24 was built. We are aware that an all-new Bentley Continental GT is coming very soon, but today, all the attention is on the Continental 24. The Supersports ranger topper is dressed in a Monaco Yellow and Black Crystal combination inspired by the company’s own track-only GT3.
The model is created exclusively for the European market. If the yellow and black colour combination is not your style, you can choose the St James’ Red and Black Crystal finish, or a simpler single-tone paint scheme as an option. The limited edition model will be equipped with a set of 21-inch alloy wheels with either yellow or red accents, depending on the body’s finish. To give it some exterior accents, there will be carbon fiber door mirror caps, black body accents, and brake calipers all in a darker hue.
Inside the cabin of the Continental 24, bits and pieces of carbon fiber have been added by Bentley, including the door panels and the individually numbered treadplates that indicate that it is a one of a kind Supersports. All units will be given Alcantara covered seats with diamond-quilting with the accent colour to match the exterior, and the headrests feature a unique emblem. Let us also not forget to mention the “Continental 24” lettering fitted onto the fascias.
As for the performance, the Continental 24 still runs with the same Supersports Titanium exhaust system, so underneath the hood is a W12 6.0-liter engine biturbo, with the ability to carry out 700 horsepower (522 kilowatts) and 750 pound-feet (1,017 Newton-metres) of torque. It can hit up to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in just 3.5 seconds, and maxes out at a crazy 209 miles per hour (336 kilometers per hour). That’s pretty fast for a car that weighs 6,063 pounds (2,750 kilograms).
To raise its exclusivity factor, the company will only produce a total of 24 units of the Continental 24. Bentley confirmed that each one will be priced at $280,600 for the standard model, excluding the options that customers can choose from.