The Bentley Continental 24 is a motorsport celebration image

Everyone thought the presentation of the Bentley Continental Supersports represented the swan song for the current generation – since an all-new Continental GT is expected to show up any moment now.

But it turns out the Crewe-based manufacturer had other plans – which included the new Continental 24 special series. This Supersports-based limited edition is actually here to celebrate the brand’s participation in the Nürburgring 24 Hours for the third consecutive year. The 24 has a colorful Monaco Yellow and Black Crystal color mix coming from the track-only Continental GT3 for another delightful motorsport reference. The latter is going to measure its prowess at the endurance ADAC Zurich 24-Hour Race on the demanding Nürburgring, with the Bentley Team ABT using no less than three cars.

The Bentley Continental 24 is a motorsport celebration 0

The Continental 24 is exclusive to the European region, and can actually be optioned with an equally inconspicuous St James’ Red over Black Crystal finish or a subtler single-tone paint. The upgrades include 21-inch alloy wheels, carbon fiber door mirror caps, black body accents, and brake calipers. Moving inside, Bentley has prepared a wide range of carbon fiber components, while the seats are shod in Alcantara with diamond quilting and “Continental 24” lettering. The powertrain remains unchanged – the Supersports is the most powerful Bentley ever with W12 6.0-liter biturbo delivering 700 horsepower (522 kilowatts) and 750 pound-feet (1,017 Newton-meters) of torque.