Bentley has unveiled the special liveries that will adorn its four M-Sport-run Continental GT3s in the Total 24 Hours of Spa as part of the brand’s centenary celebration.
Two of the cars will feature a heritage livery commemorating Bentley’s history, while the other two will have a new black and gold color scheme that looks ahead to the brand’s future.
The No. 107 and No. 108 cars, with the heritage colors, will run in British racing green reminiscent of Bentley’s 1927-29 and 2003 Le Mans-winning cars.
On the other two cars, racing as No. 109 and No. 110, the new futuristic black and gold livery “heralds the future of the Bentley brand as it enters its second century”.
That color scheme will be officially launched in Gameloft’s new Asphalt 8: Airborne racing game, with an event taking place within the game from July 17-27 giving players the opportunity to unlock the livery through a series of challenges.
“July 10, 2019, marks the 100th anniversary of Bentley and we have spent the first seven months of the year celebrating our illustrious past,” commented Bentley’s director of motorsport Brian Gush.
“Now, in our birthday month, we are also looking forward to the future of the brand. It therefore felt poignant for us to both mark our motorsport past and celebrate our future side-by-side.
“British racing green has always been a favorite with our fans and we’re sure they’ll love this design too.
“After winning Le Mans in 2003 in this colour, it would be fitting to take another 24-hour race win in this livery.
“Similarly, it would be very symbolic for our Continental GT3 to power across the line in flashes of black and gold, as we race in our Centenary year. Most importantly, we have four driver teams capable of winning the race.”
The driver lineups in Bentley’s four Continental GT3s was finalized last week.