If you fancy helping Bentley celebrate its participation in the Nürburgring 24 hr race and have, oh, a spare €250,000 to hand, this might pique your interest. It’s called the Bentley Continental 24, and it is a factory modified Supersports.
Indeed, you might not even be a fan of the N24, but instead admire two tone colour schemes and giant wheels. Either way, you’re in luck. This run of 24 Continental Superports (24 because 24 hrs, natch), use the 700bhp Bentley as a base, and to that, adds much colour, in honour of the Bentley Team ABT Conti GT3 cars (the highest place Conti GT3 of the three entered finished 15th overall, FYI).
There’s the option of ‘Monaco Yellow’ over black, or ‘St James’ Red’ over black, though a single colour paintjob is available as a no-cost option. There are 21in lightweight forged wheels, that can also be matched to the red or yellow of the two-tone, while elsewhere, you’ll spot carbon fibre door mirrors, black brake calipers and black exterior finishing.
The Supersports’ 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 – which features high-po turbos, a new ECU, torque vectoring and a titanium exhaust system – can also be fitted with a gloss carbon fibre cover, if you wish. Fitted to this Conti 24 special edition, it matches the ‘standard’ Supersports’ performance: 0-62mph takes just 3.5s, and it’ll top out at 209mph. Opt for yellow, and you’ll be the fastest bee on the block.
There’s a world of race-inspired nirvana inside, too: carbon fibre fascias, door panels, and individually numbered treadplates. Seats come in Alcantara with diamond quilting, and there’s a special emblem in the headrests, and ‘Continental 24’ inlays in the fascia too.
You like? It’s for Europe only, sadly, and prices start at €250k. If you’re not bothered on missing out, a regular Supersports with identical performance and less two-tone will cost you £212k. That car, as we discovered earlier this year, “is largely magnificent.
“The cars that stick in the mind are the ones that deliver big on the experience front, and this thing is highly seductive…”