Art Car That Looks Like An LGBT Supporter – Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible By Sir Peter Blake
We usually associate Art car projects with BMW. They have been teaming up with various artists since 1970s giving them a chance to make their art entwined with the car. We received quite a few striking creations over the years with Warhol and Jeff Koons BMW Art cars being, arguably, the most famous ones. Nevertheless, this form of art is not exclusively linked with BMW. Porsche, Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Mini and many others partnered with artists in order to improve upon their creations and the last attempt in this regard was Bentley teaming up with Sir Peter Blake in order to create something truly unique.
Peter Blake is an 83-year old artist from UK and among a multitude of his works, his work with the Beatles on the cover for their Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album stands out above all else. As for this project he had to prepare the car for a charity auction that will be held at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on 24th of July this year. To attract as many bidders as possible and to create a piece of art carefully linking British motoring history with the trends of today, he started safe. The lower part of the body of this meticulous 2017 Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible is covered in British Racing Green. Every true gearhead knows a thing or two about this color. Interestingly enough, this was the only classic link with the Bentley history. The rest of the design is rather flamboyant and even obscene in some sense.
First of all, contrasting the BRG at the bottom is St. Luke’s Blue paint of the upper part. Unfortunately, we have not found out what is the color of the soft top, but that does not even matter right now because Sir Peter Blake really set himself on a color rampage with this one. The changes are obvious. The front had its Paris Hilton moment when the grill went from Blue to Fuchsia pink. Really, after we saw that cool 2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed Black Edition the other day, we were not expecting anything similar for quite some time. Yet, we got it!
The bonnet is definitely the most prominent detail of all. That red heart motif is hand-made by Blake himself. Bentley Continental Yellow hood certainly adopted the design quite well thus cementing this Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible artistic stature. Before you call it a day, just have a peek on the inside. Although the pictures do not exactly reveal a lot, every seat received different colored leather with Sir Peter Blake signature stitched on the headrests. Even the steering wheel has a four-tone color play on it.
Honestly, we are not sure what to think about this. It does look… different, sort of speak, and will definitely attract some bidders at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Maybe, that is all that really matters. Nevertheless, we doubt we’ll be seeing more hearts on the Crew products soon.
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