'One of a kind' GT

Bentley Continental GT Convertible Equestrian Edition

It's a one-off, horse-themed Bentley Continental, of course.

Particularly in the United Kingdom, it's a safe bet that a large proportion of Bentley owners are very familiar with equestrian sports like polo or dressage. The brand is capitalizing on this connection with the unveiling of the one-off Continental GT Convertible Equestrian Edition from the Mulliner personalization division.

The exterior of this unique Continental GT Convertible wears a custom shade of green that Bentley calls Spruce. The company pairs it with the Blackline Specification option package that fits gloss fit parts to the grille, much of the body trim, and the exhaust outlets. There are also black 22-inch wheels.

Inside is where occupants find the equestrian-themed touches. A silhouette depicting a horse and rider appears on the seat headrests. The upholstery for the seats is Saddle brown leather. As a secondary color, Cumbrian Green leather covers areas like the top of the dashboard, center armrest, and steering wheel. In addition, the door panels wear diamond-quilted tweed fabric, and there's Burr Walnut wood veneer on the face of the dashboard, center stack, and console.

Bentley also equips this car with its Touring and City Specification option packages that equip the vehicle with lots of driver-assistance tech. The features include lane assist, adaptive cruise control, night vision, head-up display, top-view camera, traffic sign recognition, pedestrian warning, reversing traffic warning, automatic dimming mirrors, and a power-opening trunk.

The Mulliner division will split into a three-portfolio structure in the coming months. Mulliner Collections will be for the group's existing personalization work. Mulliner Classic will handle restoring Bentley's vintage vehicles and creating continuation specials like the recent 1929 4½-litre Blower. Mulliner Coachbuilt will handle more extravagant creations like the Bentley Mulliner Bacalar.

Words by Chris Bruce

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