Bentley’s built a horse-themed Continental GT Convertible

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Bentley’s in-house coachbuilding arm, Mulliner, has pieced together a horse-themed special edition Continental GT Convertible, just in time for this year’s Cheltenham Festival. 

It’s called the Equestrian Edition – and Bentley has thrown every horse-based cliché it could muster at the project.

The one-off model is finished in a suitably old-world shade of green, called Spruce, while its seats are (rather appropriately) trimmed in Bentley’s dark-tan ‘saddle’ leather. The Continental GT Convertible Equestrian Edition is fitted with a walnut dashboard, plus some new “horse and rider” emblems in gold and a set of tweed door cards.

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Bentley has finished the Equestrian Edition with a set of gloss black, 22-inch wheels designed by Mulliner, plus black replacements for the standard car’s chrome radiator grille, exhaust tips and headlamp bezels. Inside, bespoke front headrests are fitted, which bear the same “horse and rider” emblem as the dashboard signet.

It’s powered by Bentley’s trademark twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre W12 engine. Power and torque stands at a respective 626bhp and 900Nm of torque, which is enough for a 0–62mph time of 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 206mph.

Bentley has not confirmed prices for the Continental GT Convertible Equestrian Edition, or how many will be made. Mullinder has developed similar special edition cars before, such as Fly Fishing and Falconry themed versions of the Bentayga. But the firm has suggested that the Continental GT Equestrian is the first member of a new, different collection of Mulliner modified vehicles.

What do you make of the Bentley Continental GT Convertible Equestrian Edition? Let us know below…

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