Collectors - Rare 2007 Bentley Continental GT 60th Anniversary Diamond Crewe Edition - less than 400 ever made. Moonbeam silver with black interior. Bentley Motors celebrates 60 years of hand-assembled car production at its historic factory in Crewe. To commemorate Crewe's Diamond Jubilee, Bentley announced a limited series of the Continental GT coupé, the most successful car in the company's illustrious history through 2007. "Bentleys have been renowned for their sporting performance and craftsmanship since the very start of the company, way back in 1919," says then Bentley Chairman and Chief Executive, Dr Franz-Josef Paefgen. "Since the move to Crewe in 1946, Bentley has created a long line of sporting models with an unrivaled standard of craftsmanship that reflects the unique skills of the Bentley workforce." The Continental GT Diamond Series, based on the 2007 model year Mulliner Driving Specification, features an exclusive package of enhancements that, in keeping with the Bentley tradition, combines sporting performance with cosseting luxury. Many of these features are unique to this very special model including carbon ceramic brakes, a production-first for Bentley, and new 20-inch, 14-spoke alloy wheels. "The Continental GT coupé remains true to the Bentley traditions of performance, luxury and craftsmanship while showcasing the modernity of today's Bentley model range. It has been a magnificent success since its launch in 2003," says Dr Paefgen. "The GT Diamond Series is a fitting tribute to the skills of the Bentley workforce and reinforces Bentley's growing reputation for advanced technology." Production of the Continental GT Diamond Series is restricted to 400 cars for worldwide distribution and shares the limelight with the Arnage Diamond Series to form a double celebration of the 60th anniversary of Bentley production at Crewe. Carbon ceramic brakes further improve all-round performance The braking system of the standard Continental GT already features the largest diameter brake discs of any production passenger cars on sale in 2007. The Continental GT Diamond Series further extends the car's performance boundaries by using new carbon ceramic brakes, a first for a production Bentley in 2007. Boasting 420 x 40 mm carbon-silicon carbide, cross-drilled front discs and 356 x 28 mm rears, the brakes are even larger than the standard GT. The brakes offer significant performance benefits together with a 23 kg reduction in rotating unsprung mass benefiting steering response and handling. The Continental GT Diamond Series features new open-design 9J x 20-inch, 14-spoke forged alloy wheels giving a good view of the handsome new brakes and their impressive black, 8-piston front calipers. More importantly, these bigger wheels improve road holding as well as brake cooling. Evolved from the Mulliner Driving Specification The Continental GT Diamond Series is based on the Mulliner Driving Specification, designed by Bentley's bespoke coachbuilding division in direct response to customers' requests for a GT with a more overtly sporting, contemporary character. The Diamond Series features derived from the Mulliner Driving Specification include quilted rather than straight-fluted leather seats, quilted door casings, solid drilled alloy brake and accelerator pedals, leather and chrome sports gear lever – with knurled top – and dark stained walnut for a sportier appearance. Externally, the Diamond Series is distinguished by unique tread plates and badges and a Mulliner alloy fuel filler cap. The magnificent W12 twin-turbo 6-litre, 552bhp engine is unchanged, as is the six-speed automatic transmission with manual change mode and paddle shift. The four-wheel drive system with Torsen differential, and air suspension with continual damping control benefit road holding and primary safety. As with the normal Continental GT, the Diamond Series model has an official top speed of 198mph – although some independent tests have suggested its true maximum is over 200mph. Continental GT Diamond Series Power and Performance Engine Twin-turbo 6-litre W12 Power 552bhp (411kW) @ 6100rpm Torque 479lb ft (650Nm) @ 1600rpm 0-60mph 4.7 seconds (0-100km/h – 4.8 seconds) 0-100mph 11.25 seconds (0-160km/h – 11.15 seconds) Max Speed 198 mph (318km/h) Specification • Carbon ceramic brakes, providing significantly lower weight and exceptional performance. Inspired by technology developed for the world of motor sport • 20" 14-spoke alloy sports wheels, exclusive to this model • Unique insignia to exterior • Unique treadplates bearing the legend 'Celebrating 60 years of manufacturing in Crewe' • Dark Stained Burr Walnut • Drilled alloy sport foot pedals • Sporting gear lever finished in knurled chrome and hide • Diamond quilted hide to seat facings, door and rear quarter panels • Embroidered Bentley emblem to seat facings • Indented hide headlining • Mulliner alloy fuel filler cap LESS THAN 400 EVER PRODUCED!