Breitling and Bentley are back with a new jointly-branded product. Unlike the last one, this one is not a watch. What you are looking at is a limited edition 2015 Bentley Continental GT Speed inspired by the Breitling Jets.
The inspiration for this new version of the Continental GT is a world-renowned team of performance pilots. Called the Breitling Jet Team, they are the world’s largest professional civilian flight team performing in jets. The team flies seven L-39 C Albatros jets that can reach speeds of up to 565 mph. They are known for their precision and seamless coordination as the perform high-speed acrobatic maneuvers within just a few feet of each other.
Based in France, the team sports navy blue colors with a bright yellow accent color on their seven planes. Inspired by their jet’s incredible performance capabilities and color scheme, the Continental GT Speeds feature similar colors and performance inside and out.
Bentley’s Mulliner division has leveraged their skills to reflect the appearance of the jets by using a two-tone exterior color scheme of Hallmark and Onyx. The exterior is accented with the specific Pantone color of Breitling Yellow.
The cars are numbered one through seven, with the numbers corresponding to a specific jet from the team. Inside, the color scheme continues with unique sculpted seats in blue with Breitling Yellow accents.
Similarly, Mulliner has matched the hide and thread of the interior to Breitling’s yellow and stitched logos and graphics in the headrests to highlight the car’s number in the series and the jet that inspired it. The car’s carbon fiber dashboard panel features an image of the seven Breitling Jets flying in their signature Avenger formation, with the specific jet highlighted in Breitling Yellow. As we’ve seen previously from limited editions from Bentley, the car’s tread plates are also numbered to match the car.
The buyer of each special edition will get a little something extra with their purchase. The cars will debut at the Boeing Seafair Airshow on 31st July in Seattle, where the Breitling Jet Team is performing. The key for each car will be handed over to its owner by the corresponding plane’s pilot, but not until they have experienced a flight in the jet that inspired their car. Check out the gallery below for press photos and real world shot of the car.