Bentley has revealed a limited edition Continental GT for the Australian and New Zealand markets dubbed the 'Black Speed'.
Just 10 units will be made available, all utilising Bentley's most powerful production engine, the 467kW/820Nm 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12, capable of shifting its 2245kg to 100km/h in just 4.2sec and on to a 331km/h top speed.
The car was created in direct response to local customer feedback, Bentley dealer sales manager David Simpson explaining at the reveal that the Australian market prefers a sportier, more aggressive look, focussing more on performance than luxury.
To that end, the Black Speed incorporates a body kit consisting of a front and rear diffuser and side skirts, all treated in gloss red, and tinted headlights and taillights.
The deep black paintwork is broken up by the thin red pinstripes across the car's flanks, which are hand painted by one of Bentley's master craftsmen.
The black and red theme continues inside, with Bentley's signature aluminium fascia finished in red, with further red highilights on the seats, door trims, steering wheel stitching and clock surround.
It's a menacing look, though it's perhaps a shame the package can't be ordered with the thunderous 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, which lacks the outright performance of the W12 but makes up for it with a fearsome bent-eight soundtrack.
The Bentley Continental GT Black Speed retails from A$525,000, however expect the final figure to be somewhat more once you start deliving into Bentley's virtually limitless options list.
How are you finding our new site design? Tell us in the comments below or send us your thoughts at email@example.com.
The world's most thrilling performance car magazine. Delivered to your door each month.
Why hypercar manufacturers are still relevant for consumers
Andy discusses the wondrous reality of trickle-down tech in the automotive sector
Ferrari 812 Competizione and Competizione A revealed
Limited-edition supercars unveiled in coupe and targa guise
The GR Yaris Rallye takes on its baby brother in this month’s MOTOR magazine
This month it’s Yaris v Yaris, Turbo v Taycan, a $200k super coupe triple-threat, and much more!