Can't afford A Bentley Continental GT? This one will look nice on your shelf.
With a starting price of $202,500, the Bentley Continental GT isn't cheap. There is, however, now a cheaper way of owning the luxury grand tourer, as Bentley has revealed a selection of intricately detailed replica scale models that are built just as meticulously as the real thing. Available in 1:8, 1:43, and 1:64 scales, these exquisite models take hundreds of hours to build. The 1:8 is even built as a bespoke option, allowing customers to personalize their model with a plethora of options to make it unique.
Measuring 30 inches long, 15.7 inches wide, and 9.4 inches high, every detail of the real Continental GT has been painstakingly recreated.
Even the cross stitching on the steering wheel is accurately replicated along with the wood veneers and carpets. The doors and trunk can also be opened allowing owners to admire the interior. Every 1:8 scale model is developed under the supervision of the Bentley Design Studio from the initial order to delivery and is built with 1,000 individual pieces, which takes around 300 hours.
Customers can choose from an extensive range of bespoke interior and exterior options, from the paint, seat, and stitching colors, to the veneer effect, wheels and alloys. All colors and finishes are matched to Bentley's authentic paints, leathers, woods and other materials.
You can even commission a scale model of the Continental GT Supersports Convertible that broke the world ice speed record in 2011 and the limited Continental GT Number 9 Edition. The 1:8 scale Bentley Continental GT costs £6,995 ($9,120). That's expensive for a model car, but it's still cheaper than the Rolls-Royce Cullinan scale model.
Unsurprisingly, the available customization options aren't as extensive for the smaller scale models. Priced at £85 ($110), the 1:43-scale model is available with two popular color combinations: Khamun exterior paint with Blackline Specification and a Beluga interior, or Storm Grey exterior paint with Brunel and Linen Interior. The smallest 1:64-scale Continetnal GT is made using diecast metal and available in Ice, Orange Flame and Sequin Bluea colors. This model will set you back just £12 ($15).