Bentley Continental GT model range redefines the replica

Bentley has unveiled a variety of intricately detailed scale models of the Continental GT, designed to appeal to fans of all ages.

Available in 1:64, 1:43 and remarkably detailed 1:8 scales, the models are available through Bentley’s official website to an international audience.

The range-topping 1:8 scale Continental GT offers bespoke options for the customer, just like the real car, and is made up of over 1000 individual components, assembled by hand and taking around 300 hours to build. 

The Continental GT has now been reimagined by Bentley as an intricately detailed model replica, featuring exquisite scale-specific customisable featuresfrom mock veneers and carpets to seat quilting and fluting. 

Meticulous attention to detail and thousands of hours of work go into crafting the exquisite models, which are available in a number of scales from the remarkable 1:8 collectors’ piece, to detailed 1:43 and miniature 1:64 models.  

The 1:8 scale model is offered as a bespoke product, allowing customers to commission their own unique replica car in the perfect size to proudly display in an office or home. This could match the car in their driveway, an iconic Continental GT race caror the future car of their dreams. 

An immaculately faithful replica, the scale model of the new Continental GT has a full suite of bespoke options allowing customers to personalise their model car to an exceptional degree. 

Measuring 78cm in length, the exacting details of a full-size car are mimicked in 1:8 sale miniature throughout the carefully crafted replica cabin. The tiny steering wheel features impeccably copied cross-stitching, the iconic seat quilting and fluting is mirrored on the small yet detailed scale, and the model car even mimics the lustrous wood veneers and plush carpets that characterise the original.  

Even the doors and boot open to reveal intricately replicated interior detailing in close replication. To ensure complete accuracy, the 1:8 models (which cost £6,995) are developed under the close supervision of the Bentley Design Studio from the moment of order to final delivery.  

Each made-to-order model is painstakingly replicated to mirror the details of the full-size Continental GT. More than 1,000 tiny, individual pieces are used to hand-build this collector’s piece, taking about 300 hours in total. 

Customers are able to choose from an extensive range of Bentley’s bespoke interior and exterior options, tailored to their individual specification. From the colours of the paint, seats and stitching, to the choice of veneer effect, wheels and alloys. All colours and finishes are precision-matched to Bentley’s authentic paints, leathers, woods and other materials. 

For the most knowledgeable of Bentley fans, fun can be had in commissioning a model that mirrors landmark Continental GT’s from the brand’s recent history. For example, selecting Citric paint, a Beluga interior, carbon fibre veneers and red and diamond turned 21” wheels seen on the black-wrapped Continental GT Supersports Convertible that broke the world ice speed record in 2011, driven by champion Juha Kankkunen.  

Others may prefer to choose the Viridian green first created by Mulliner in 2019 to launch the limited-edition Continental GT Number 9 Edition. The model car pictured has been finished with Sequin Blue exterior paint and a Linen and Beluga interior – a classic combination. 

The full list of options includes exterior paint colour, wheels and alloys, lower grille, brake calipers, number plate, left or right driver position, interior colour split, main hide colour, secondary hide colour, seat quilting, seat fluting, veneers, and carpets. The option for the iconic Blackline Specification is also available. 

The measurements of the 1:8 car on the plinth are 78cm in length, 40cm in width and 24.4cm in height – the largest of the Continental GT collection of miniature models.

The 1:43 scale Continental GT is another stunning replica of the quintessential grand tourer. The super-formed sculptural lines of the iconic coupe are mirrored in the miniature version, crafted using the highest-quality resin. 

The presentation box and plinth that house this model sport the iconic Bentley wings logo. 

Available in a choice of Khamun exterior paint with Blackline Specification and a Beluga interior, or Storm Grey exterior paint with Brunel and Linen Interior – two bold yet classic combinations, selected by some of Bentley’s most discerning customers of the full-size car. The 1:43 scale Continental GT retails online from £85. 

The 1:43 model car itself is 11.2cm in length, 5.2cm in width and 3.3cm in height. 

The smallest model within the Continental GT miniature collection is the 1:64 scale model that is created using die-cast metal. The iconic styling lines of the full-size car are present, accented by soft rubber tyres featuring detailed wheel designs. 

This model is available in a choice of striking paint colours: Ice, Orange Flame and Sequin Blue – giving customers an element of personalisation. The 1:64 model, available online from £12 ($24 NZD), measures in at 3.1cm in width and 7.7cm in depth. 

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