Described as a darker accent to contemporary luxury, Bentley has introduced a Mulliner Blackline specification for its GT and GT Convertible, building on the popularity and success of the striking Blackline external treatment offered as an option across its entire range.
By bringing a daring, black alternative to the exterior chrome-work on Bentley’s class-leading grand tourer, Mulliner is presenting a darker side to the ultra-luxury brand’s popular four-seater, complementing the myriad options available to its clients.
Created by the skilled craftsmen at Mulliner, the GT Mulliner Blackline features a host of exterior changes in comparison to the current GT and GT Convertible Mulliner derivatives, delivering an additional contemporary twist on ultimate luxury to its pinnacle GT models.
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The new option is in response to the increasing demand for black versions of bright ware, with 38 per cent of Continental GT family orders globally now including this option.
For the Blackline version, all of the exterior bright ware excluding the Bentley ‘Winged B’ badge turns black, as does the radiator grille bezel.
In place of the satin silver upper mirror caps typical of a GT Mulliner, this version has mirrors finished in gloss Beluga Black. The signature Mulliner matrix wing vents are also blackened, and finished with bright branding.
The radiator grille remains black with bright edges to the 3D design and the lower bumper grilles are also finished in black. The GT Mulliner Blackline models also feature 22-inch painted black rims, with self-levelling badges featuring a chrome ring.
Alternatively, a black wheel with contrast polished ‘pockets’ will be available in the near future. The sumptuous, striking interior of the GT Mulliner Blackline remains unchanged from the existing Mulliner edition.
This has remained so customers can enjoy any colour combination they choose as part of Mulliner’s limitless offering, or one of eight recommended three-colour combinations, using Bentley’s wide palette of hides and threads.
As part of the standard Mulliner driving specification, the interior incorporates Bentley’s unique diamond in diamond quilting for the seats, doors and rear quarter panels, featuring both contrast and accent stitching running through the diamond layout.
With almost 400,000 stitches in the cabin of each car, each diamond contains exactly 712 individual stitches, all precisely aligned to point to the centre of the diamond it creates. A true mark of unrivalled automotive craftsmanship.
Depending on region, customers are able to choose between Bentley’s now iconic 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 delivering 467kW, or the dynamic 4.0-litre V8, which offers 404kW – with both offering true grand touring range and performance.
The addition of the Blackline edition to the Mulliner range of GT models reinforces Bentley’s position as the world’s leading manufacturer of luxury sporting grand tourers, while offering bespoke solutions for the most discerning customers who want unique cars.
In short, it’s a contemporary twist on the world’s ultimate luxury coupé.