Bentley has always had a long history of success both on and off the track. In particular, the brand has won the grueling 24 hr of Le Mans race an impressive six times with four of those wins occurring consecutively between 1927 and 1930. To celebrate this impressive racing accomplishment, Bentley has officially unveiled six different Le Mans packages that will be equipped to the brands flagship Mulsanne sedan as well as the equally exclusive Continental lineup.
While exterior styling for each of these limited edition models will be virtually identical to what has already appeared on the standard Mulsanne and Continental, Bentley stylists have made several minor tweaks to allow the Le Mans edition of these two cars to visually stand out from lesser Bentley models such as model exclusive exterior hues, unique rim designs, and special Le Mans badging on the tread plates. The interior has also been tweaked and boasts even more Le Mans edition badging on the headrests as well as a numbered plaque on the dashboard, a special Le Mans inspired clock face for the dash mounted time piece, and several choices of special interior trim and veneers depending on which Le Mans inspired trim is selected.
We’re very proud of our motorsports heritage and we’re excited to celebrate our historic wins at Le Mans 24 Hours,” said Christophe Georges, President and COO, Bentley Motors, Inc. “The Le Mans Limited Edition models showcase our performance and handcrafted luxury through these unique, heritage inspired specifications.”
Continentals equipped with this package will begin trickling into a Bentley showroom near you this summer with Mulsanne variants arriving later this year. Production will also be limited with the company only producing 48 copies of each Le Mans edition model with pricing being revealed closer to their official launch. In the meantime Bentley has released a brief video further detailing their illustrious racing history as well as featuring both cars in action which can be seen below.