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One-Off Bentley Continental GT Is A Curious Work Of Art

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Icelandic artist makes Bentley Continental GT stand out from the crowd.

Bentley has launched special-edition versions of the Bentayga, Continental GT, Flying Spur and Mulsanne to celebrate its centenary, but this unique Continental GT stands out from the rest. What you're looking at is a Bentley Continental GT art car that will only be available to one buyer.

Designed by renowned Icelandic artist Katrin Fridriks in collaboration with London's JD Malat Gallery and Bentley's Jack Barclay dealership, the one-off Continental GT features a unique livery inspired by the artist's 'Speed of Light – Commander' show, which explores the frequency between black and white.

via Jack Barclay Bentley
via Jack Barclay Bentley
via Jack Barclay Bentley

The one-off Continental GT is finished in black with white swirls that give the car a sense of speed and motion even when stationary. Flowing marks in the front accelerate towards splattering paint on the back, giving the car a unique appearance depending on the viewing angle according to the artist.

"I'm so excited about working in partnership with Jack Barclay Bentley to create this unique, automotive artwork. It's the perfect marriage of the cornerstones of my art - capturing speed and energy, design, craftsmanship, precision and a strive for excellence," Fridriks explained.

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via Jack Barclay Bentley
via Jack Barclay Bentley

The one-of-a-kind Bentley Continental GT art car is currently on display at the Jack Barclay dealer, Bentley's oldest dealership based in London, which celebrates its 92nd anniversary this year, and has been signed by Fridriks. The car will remain in Jack Barclay Bentley alongside Katrin's other artworks, before being displayed at the JD Malat Gallery in London for a number of special events. After this, Bentley will sell the unique art car. Pricing is only available on application, but it will likely command a steep premium over the standard Continental GT, which starts at $200,000.

Like the regular Continental GT, power is provided by a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 engine that produces 626 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque, enabling the luxury grand tourer to hit 0-62 mph in 3.7 seconds and top out at 207 mph.

via Jack Barclay Bentley
via Jack Barclay Bentley
via Jack Barclay Bentley
via Jack Barclay Bentley

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