Eight months ago, a client came into Studio Vilner and brought along his first generation Bentley Continental GT. Vilner’s client’s Bentley had a classic, Racing Green exterior colour and the standard production interior in a Saffron colour with brown, wooden accents.
Their client wanted to achieve a distinct individualization for his automobile: this meant that his favourite vehicle should express his own style of luxury, comfort and individuality, while still respecting the beautiful, classic design of the Continental GT.
Vilner worked in three directions: First, they set the goal to achieve a more aggressive exterior transformation resulting in something visually unique. They also equipped the Bentley with an entirely new interior. And at last but certainly not least, the power output of the car was increased.
The design of the interior and exterior of the car was done by the designers at Studio Vilner – all of which was in complete accordance with what the client wanted: a more personalized and aggressive appearance.
Check out the video below to see Vilner’s masterful make-over:
The exterior of this Bentley was considerably changed – an impressive 13cm was added to it’s length and 16cm to it’s rear.
An extensive use of carbon fibre elements can be seen throughout the exterior. All of the elements were totally renewed except for the line of the roof.
The idea and the design of the front carbon spoiler, rear carbon spoiler and the rear diffuser are attributed to Vilner as well. The tips of the exhaust pipes were also entirely changed.
Of course the classic, Racing Green colour of the car was also changed. This Coninental GT was re-dyed in gray graphite matt.
The interior has been modified from the standard one in Saffron colour with brown wooden accents into something exceptionally striking – it was transformed into a black colour and received some beautiful Bordeaux accents.
The stitching and the seat-belts are in Bordeaux. The dark red colour can be seen discreetly on the door pockets, armrest and gearshift lever.
The “wings” – the symbol characterizing the Bentley brand, has been embroidered in Bordeaux stitching on the seats and it also can be seen on the lateral part of the seats. The “feathers” were incorporated in all of the wooden elements in the interior as subtle yet powerful accents.
The steering wheel also got a change in form, and the new one was created in accordance with the grip of the driver.
Vilner worked on this project with the aim to bring about more power from the unit placed under the hood. The increase in horsepower was from 559 (411 kW) to 660 (485 kW), while in Newton Meters – from 650 (480 lb-ft) to 780 (575 lb-ft). This means that the maximum speed was also enhanced and now this stunning, custom Vilner Bentley Continental GT offers its driver 325 km/h instead of the standard 318 km/h.