The 63rd Frankfurt Motor show visitors will have the special opportunity to preview the exciting new design direction for the Bentley's Continental GT and GTC models. The new Series 51 badged vehicles represents all-new exterior and interior styling for the already classy and noble Continental models.

The special Series 51 styling is named after the year of creation of the first official styling department established in Crewe by the gifted John Blatchley, who shaped the original and iconic 1950s Bentley Continentals.

All Series 51 cars are going to be distinguished by remarkable interior colour palettes and unique exterior design cues.

Inside, the Series 51 Continental models will feature specially designed by the Bentley's Colour and Trim team - three-tone interiors, and the first example will be the Continental GTC displayed at Frankfurt which features Imperial Blue as a main and secondary hide, Linen seat and door inserts and Newmarket Tan as the accent colour. Bentley's designers also have selected a range of premium-quality materials for the dashboard and centre console to complement the three-tone interiors. The Dark and Bright ‘Engine Spin' aluminium options provide a striking contrast with darker and lighter hide colour choices and a special, limited-edition Amboyna veneer reserved for Series 51.

Outside, the Continental GT and GTC road presence will be boosted by the 20" 14-spoke polished Diamond wheels with darken center cap and a signature ‘51' badge on the front wings. To further enhance the Continental GT a new two-tone paint will be available.

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The new Bentley Series 51 models will be available for order from 1st September 2009.