Bentley celebrate their Centenary in style at the Spa 24hrs
Bentley Motorsport’s four Continental GT3s will sport special liveries to celebrate Bentley’s Centenary at this month’s 24 Hours of Spa on the 27-28th July. Two of the race cars will feature a heritage livery commemorating past motorsport successes. The second pair of GT3s will showcase a livery that heralds the future of the Bentley brand as it enters its second Century, and will be exclusively launched in Gameloft's racing game, Asphalt 8: Airborne, ahead of the 24 Hours of Spa.
Continental GT3s #107 and #108 will run in a retro British racing green livery reminiscent of the 1927-1929 Le Mans-winning cars and the 2003 Le Mans-winning Speed 8. The team is hopeful that another milestone in the company’s racing history will be achieved at Spa while sporting the colour that is so evocative to British motor racing fans.
The race numbers on the side of the cars also take inspiration from the past – the pair of 2003 Le Mans Speed 8s, which locked out the front row in qualifying for the 24-hour race, ran as #7 and #8 – and will be combined with the number 100 to mark the anniversary.
From the same team, a pair of special black and gold Centenary Continental GT3s will also be competing for overall victory, running in the numbers #109 and #110. The futuristic pattern and flashes of Bentley’s Centenary gold point to Bentley’s exciting future.
Bentley and Gameloft have collaborated to create a series of dedicated activations to launch this special Centenary livery. A race event within the Asphalt 8: Airborne game will take place between the 17th – 27th July, as well as a series of time-limited challenges in which players will be able to compete against each other to ‘unlock’ the Bentley Continental GT3 Centenary livery.