Bentley has revealed the latest additions to its Blackline series of vehicles in the form of the Continental GT Mulliner coupe and convertible.
Now available as an option across the full Bentley range, Blackline is Bentley’s answer to Rolls-Royce’s Black Badge.
At this stage it’s unclear when Australian deliveries of the Continental GT Mulliner Blackline model will begin or how much it’ll cost. We’ve contacted Bentley to confirm.
This option package replaces all of the chrome elements except for the ‘Winged B’ badge with darker, blacked-out garnishes.
The satin silver exterior side mirror caps typically on the Continental GT Mulliner are finished in gloss ‘Beluga’ black on the Blackline, and there are 22-inch painted black wheels with self-levelling badges featuring a chrome ring.
Bentley says a black Mulliner wheel option with a contrast polished ‘pockets’ will be available in the near future.
Inside, the Continental GT Mulliner Blackline remains unchanged from the regular Mulliner variant, with customers able to specify any colour combination they desire.
If this is too much choice, Bentley offers eight recommended three-colour combinations, using the automaker’s palette of hides and threads.
The interior has Bentley’s ‘Diamond in Diamond’ quilting on its seats, doors, and rear quarter panel, along with contrast and accent stitching throughout the diamond layout.
Bentley says there’s almost 400,000 stitches throughout the cabin and each diamond in the pattern apparently contains 712 individual stitches.
The British automaker currently offers the Continental GT Mulliner Blackline with a choice of two different powertrains – a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine producing 404kW of power and 770Nm of torque and a 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine producing 467kW and 900Nm.
Both powertrains are mated with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive.
The Australian-market Continental GT is available with both engines, with the entry-level Continental GT V8 coupe starting at $408,900 before on-road costs.
That price can climb dramatically if you start ticking option boxes.
Bentley Mulliner is the British automakers’s coach-building offshoot brand that’s renowned for creating bespoke vehicles for customers.
According to the company, it has hand-built more than 1000 unique cars for customers.
In the past it’s built the Mulliner Bacalar, Mulsanne Grand Limousine, Flying Spur Mulliner, along with a number of limited edition models.
Bentley Mulliner also offers classic models such as the Bentley Blower continuation series and the recreated 1939 Bentley Corniche.