Rarity is a factor in differentiating collector cars from those more routine vehicles, which would seem to indicate that the 10 Bentley Continental GT V8 Equinox Edition coupes someday will be destined to cross auction blocks.
But there is a catch: These limited-edition vehicles have been created for the Japanese automotive marketplace. Indeed, they will be available only in six Japanese cities.
“Based around a monochrome color theme of black, silver and white, the Equinox theme is one that brings power and grace through simplicity,” according to Bentley Mulliner. “Strictly limited to just ten examples, the Equinox Edition cars are destined for homes across Japan including the cities of Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Nagoya, Hiroshima and Yokohama.”
Exterior styling includes “specially commissioned, high gloss, black carbon-fiber,” for the front splitter, rear diffuser, boot lip spoiler and side sills branded with metal Bentley wings inlays, Bentley notes. The cars also get a Moonbeam, which Bentley describes as a rich silver contrast hand-painted pinstripe along the edges of the carbon fiber bits.
Bentley Mulliner reports that it takes 5 days to apply the hand-painted details.
The interior is covered in Beluga hide with silver accents. Interior veneers are Piano Moonbeam over Grand Black and are “sprayed by hand, with care taken to ensure that the amount of light reflected at different angles from the metallic paint surfaces are consistent panel to panel across the car set. The painted veneer of the passenger fascia is finished with an elegant Mulliner logo inlay.”
Bentley notes that it takes 4,500 stitches of thread to create the Bentley wings logo embroidered into each headrest.
The cars carry twin-turbocharged 542-horsepower 4.0-liter V8 engines and ride on 22-inch wheels. Pricing was not announced.