We all have friends (or at least know some) who are wealthy enough to buy really expensive cars and then spend another fortune to turn them into something which stands out in the crowd, though not necessarily better looking than before. Well, Bentley may have something right up their alley, and they don’t need lift a finger except to swipe the black credit card at the dealership.

Restricted to just 15 units, the Bentley Continental GT Limited Edition celebrates the record-breaking run at Pikes Peaks earlier in the year with a wicked green-black body paint and decal combo akin to the colours of the actual vehicle which completed the historic run.

The Radium paintwork, as it is called, is complemented by a carbon fibre body kit and contrasting gloss black exterior trim on the front bumper, roof, wing mirrors and rear quarters. The Limited Edition rides on 22-inch Mulliner Driving Specification alloys (also in gloss back) and Pirelli P Zero Colour Edition tyres in Radium finish, and you can’t miss those massive brake callipers in Acid Green either. The exterior treatment can be completed with the optional ‘100’ grille denoting Bentley’s centenary year.

The cabin of the Continental GT Limited Edition expands on the theme with bright green stitching on Alcantara-lined soft trim areas, Pikes Peak treadplates and bespoke B&O speaker covers in black anodised and Radium finish. The steering wheel even features a honeycomb accent and a centre stripe in Radium, just like the race car, and you’ll also find generous applications of carbon fibre on the dash which shows a graphic depicting a section of the Pikes Peak track along with the record-setting time of 10:18.488.

The powertrain is however left unmolested, understandably so since the 6.0-litre W12 motor already churns out 626 hp and 900 Nm; capable of hauling the 2.2-tonne four-seater coupe from standstill to 100km/h in 3.7 seconds and all the way to a top speed of 333 km/h. The premium which the Continental GT Limited Edition commands over the standard W12 Continental GT has yet to be revealed, but Bentley are accepting orders.


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