Bentley’s new Continental GT Mulliner features 400,000 stitches in its “Diamond in Diamond” quilted leather interior. The painstaking embroidery process took 18 months to develop and is just one example of how the GT Mulliner ups the ante on luxury.
Mulliner logos are also embroidered on the seats, floor mats are edged with micro-piping, the roof is trimmed in indented hide, and the center console is precision machined with a diamond milled finish, flanked by black walnut veneer and chrome. A Breitling clock is positioned in the center of the dash and the passenger side fascia is adorned with the car’s silhouette. The digital instruments feature a skeuomorphic design that make virtual dials look like three dimensional metal. Customers can choose from 88 real wood veneers and lengthy list of hides to personalize the car even further.
Externally, the GT Mulliner is distinguished by a Double Diamond matrix grille, front fender vents in black and silver with chrome badging. Satin mirror caps are added, while welcome lamps beneath the mirrors and illuminated outer door sills project the Mulliner text. Unique 22-inch Mulliner wheels are fitted with self-leveling Bentley ‘B’s.
The GT Mulliner is offered with either the 6.0-liter W-12 or 4.0-liter V-8 under the hood and will join the GT Mulliner Convertible for its public debut at London’s Salon Privé at Blenheim Palace on 22 September.
Orders are being taken from October and deliveries are said to begin in early 2021.