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by Adam Lynton
Styled by Zagato, the GTZ is essentially a unique Bentley Continental GT with a humungous price tag.
If this special edition Bentley rings a bell then it's because you are probably recalling the model that was introduced at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show. The result of a joint venture between Bentley and Italian styling house Zagato, the Continental GTZ is essentially a 600hp, twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12 Continental GT Speed with a Zagato bodywork and special two-tone finish. Weighing about 100kg less than the GT Speed, the special edition GTZ will comfortably hit a 200mph-plus top speed.
At the weekend's Concorso D'Eleganza event in northern Italy, an even more special version of the car was unveiled sporting special panels covering the rear wheels. That aside, it features Zagato's signature double-bubble roof, a round tail with a unique taillight design, and a hand-painted pin-stripe that's the same color as high quality tan leather, which comes complete with Z motifs hand-stitched into the seatbacks. The original GTZ was priced at €1.3 million so expect this extra-special version to cost a little bit more.