Bentley Continental 24 Celebrates Return To The Nurburgring


Only 24 models will be made exclusively for Europe.

The new Bentley Continental is just around the corner, but the Crewe-based automaker isn’t sending the current model into retirement just yet. To celebrate its return to the Nurburgring 24-hours race for the third consecutive year, Bentley has lifted the wraps off a surprise new special edition model called the Continental 24. Based on the range-topping, Bugatti Veyron-beating Supersports, only 24 units will be produced as the name suggests, all of which will be sold exclusively in Europe.

Distinguishing the Continental 24 is a unique two-tone paint combination of Monaco Yellow and Black Crystal that matches the Bentley GT3 race car that will be competing in this year’s gruelling Nurburgring 24-hours race. Alternatively, customers can opt for the equally striking James’ Red and Black Crystal color combination, or a single-tone option is available at no extra cost. Yellow or red accents can be applied to the 21-inch black lightweight forged wheels to match the race-inspired paintwork accordingly. Elsewhere, carbon-fiber door mirrors, black brake calipers, and black body accents complete the exterior enhancements.

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The racing theme continues inside, as the cabin is adorned with an abundance of carbon fiber components, including fascias, door panels and individually-numbered treadplates. The sumptuous Alcantara seats are wrapped in diamond-quilting, and a special “Continental 24” emblem is embedded into the headrests. Since the Continental 24 is based on the sensational Supersports, you get the same W12 6.0-liter engine twin-turbo engine that develops a monstrous 700 horsepower and 750 lb-ft of torque. 0-62 mph takes just 3.5 seconds before maxing out at 209 mph - no mean feat for a car weighing 6,063 pounds. Prices start at 250,000 Euros (around $280,000), with deliveries set to start in July.