Bentley has joined forces with top British pop artist Sir Peter Blake, to create a unique one-of-one Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible. Sir Peter Blake is known for designing the sleeve for The Beatles iconic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album, and this special project has been done for the Care2Save Charitable Trust, which provides palliative and hospice care around the world.
The use of collage shows a vibrant and clear-cut color throughout the exterior of the car. “St Luke’s Blue”, a bespoke color introduced by Sir Peter, dominates the car’s iconic rear, doors and boot lid, with a British Racing Green lower body, and a Fuchsia pink-colored radiator shell. The most prominent feature in this design is probably the “St James Red” heart motif hand painted onto a “Continental Yellow” bonnet, a symbol in-keeping with the compassionate work of hospices.
The cabin also expresses individuality, with each seat trimmed in a different hide color; Cumbrian Green, Imperial Blue, Newmarket Tan and Hotspur. The same colors are echoed on the sports steering wheel, featuring a Hotspur outer rim, Newmarket Tan inner rim and Cumbrian Green center, with Imperial Blue stitching.
Sir Peter Blake’s signature has also been incorporated onto the fascia panel and embroidered on all four seat headrests. The unique one-off Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible car will be auctioned for charity by Bonhams at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 24.