Wed. Aug 10th, 2022

Bentley on Monday unveiled a Continental GT Speed ​​convertible for the SagerStrong Foundation, which was founded by the late sports journalist Craig Sager and his wife Stacy to fund blood cancer research.

Scheduled to be auctioned early next year for the benefit of such research, the convertible wears an eye-catching color scheme inspired by Sager’s colorful wardrobe. The floral pattern is based on a dress she wore at the 2016 ESPY Awards, one of her last public appearances, Bentley said in a press release.

SagerStrong Foundation Bentley Continental GT Speed

SagerStrong Foundation Bentley Continental GT Speed

“Our take on ‘dressing’ the Continental GT Speed ​​convertible into something Craig would wear makes him proud of him and his vibrant, perennially positive and uplifting spirit,” said Scott Reynolds, Bentley’s Retail Marketing Manager, in a note.

The customization work was handled by Bentley’s Mulliner customization division, which involved much more than just replicating noisy clothing designs. In keeping with market trends towards more customization options, Mulliner has begun offering Bentley customers a wider color range that includes Heritage Paints colors dating back to the 1930s.

SagerStrong Foundation Bentley Continental GT Speed

SagerStrong Foundation Bentley Continental GT Speed

The Continental GT Speed ​​is Bentley’s current performance flagship. With a 650-horsepower, 664-lb-ft of torque version of Bentley’s 6.0-liter W-12 biturbo, it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds in convertible form, as well as reach a top speed of 208 mph. Power is sent to the ground through an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission and rear-tilt all-wheel drive with electronic limited-slip rear differential.

The Speed ​​is part of a recently expanded Continental GT range that also includes a more luxury-oriented Mulliner model, in addition to the Azure and GT S variants.This is in addition to the choice of coupe or convertible body styles and the availability of a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 on select models.

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