The British manufacturer and Sir Peter Blake have joined forces to develop and create a customized Continental GT V8 S Convertible art car.
For all those not knowing who Blake is, we can tell you – after a quick lookup – that he is widely regarded as the godfather of British pop art and his most famous work ties in with the creation of the cover of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. Turning our focus to the four-wheeled contraption, the Continental GT V8 S Convertible starts off with some British Racing Green lower body hue to contrast the more visible St Luke’s Blue upper body. As a proper art car, we have a Fuchsia pink radiator shell, some black accents here and there and a St James Red heart motif hand painted on the Continental’s yellow hood. The same theme has been applied to the interior where the cabin features different depictions for each seat – trimmed in Cumbrian Green, Imperial Blue, Newmarket Tan, and Hotspur.
The driver itself will be met by the our-color steering wheel, the vivid pink leather shifter, and Piano Black trim. Other features include bespoke sill plates and Peter Blake’s signature embroidered on all four seat headrests. Motivation is delivered via the biturbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that churns out 520 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque. It has been paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system for a quick sprint to 60 mph (96 km/h) that lasts just 4.5 seconds, while the top speed stands in at 181 mph. The tailored model will hit the auction block at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 24th with all proceeds going towards the Care2Save Charitable Trust.