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 |  May 09 2013, 3:13 PM

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Bentley has unveiled six different ‘Le Mans Limited Edition’ models with each package inspired by a driver from the automaker’s six victories at the Le Mans 24 Hours between 1924 and 1930.

The British automaker plans to build only 48 units of each of the six packages, which can ordered on the Continental GT coupe and convertible, and the Mulsanne. Each package consists of a unique configuration on the vehicle’s exterior color, interior color, stitching, and veneer. Le Mans Edition door sills, clock face, embroidery in the headrest, Le Mans edition wheels, and a numbered badge will also be included in every special edition car.

For the Mulsanne-based vehicles, they’ll get a little more extreme in the luxury department with diamond-quilted hide-seat upholstery, diamond-quilted hide door panels, illuminated door sills, drilled-alloy pedals, tuned suspension and steering, “Quad” Effect exhaust tips, and two-piece, five-spoke dark wheels.

The John Duff Le Mans edition features a Moonbeam exterior paint while the interior has two-tone Linen and Beluga upholstery with contrast stitching. The highlight veneers are presented in Piano Black and Bright Aluminum. As for the Dudley Benjafield edition, it’ll feature a Verdant exterior, which is the same color of the victorious Bentley Speed 8 in 2003. Inside, it’ll have two-tone Linen and Cumbrian Green with contrast stitching, Dark Stain Burr Walnut and Bright Aluminum veneer.

The package dedicated to Woolf Barnato, considered “the best driver” Bentley ever had will have a Granite exterior with a Hotspur interior and Beluga stitching. The veneer will be carbon fiber in the Continental models, while the Mulsanne gets Dark Stain Burr Walnut with Dark Aluminum. Moving onto the Tim Birkin package is a Glacier White exterior with a Beluga interior sporting white stitching. Veneer finish in that special edition model is Piano Black and Bright Aluminum.

Glen Kidston, who claimed first place at Le Mans in 1930, will have a special edition model dedicated to him with a Dark Sapphire exterior, two-tone Newmarket Tan and Imperial Blue interior with contrast stitching. Veneer finish will be Dark Stain Burr Walnut and Dark Aluminum. The Continental GT convertible models with the Glen Kidston package will have a blue-hued exterior roof.

Lastly is the Guy Smith Le Mans Limited Edition model, which has a Beluga exterior and interior with Hotspur stitching. Veneer finish in that particular model is Piano Black and Dark Aluminum.

The Continental GT Le mans Edition models will go on sale in the second quarter of 2013 while the Mulsanne Le Mans Edition will be offered beginning in the third quarter of this year.

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