Bentley's Centenary Opus weighs 30 kg, costs £200,000
To celebrate its 100th birthday, Bentley will be launching a series of 607 books detailing the history of the British luxury carmaker. In its ultimate form, the Bentley Centenary Opus weighs in at a whopping 30 kilograms (66 lbs) and comes with a £200,000 price tag - more than the cost of a new Continental GTC roadster.
The massive tome delves into the history of Bentley's most successful models, tells about the spectacular victories the marque scored at various endurance races of the faraway 1920s, and remembers the people who contributed to making Bentley what it is now. The final chapter discusses the future of the brand.
The book will come out in three versions: Centenary Edition, Mulliner Edition, and 100 Carat Edition. The first of the three will emerge in a series of 500 and will be priced at £3,000.
The Mulliner Edition sports an aluminum cover and contains rich media content. There are Polaroid shots of some iconic Bentley models, a collection of watercolor drawings on silken paper, and even a piece of a tire that once belonged to the Bentley Speed 8 racecar, the winner of the 2003 Le Mans race. The Mulliner Edition consists of 100 copies priced at £12,500.
The Bentley Centenary Opus 100 Carat Edition comes in just 7 copies adorned with a Bentley logo cast in white gold or platinum (you choose), as well as 100 carats of diamonds. The price amounts to the abovementioned £200,000.
Reporter Artem Sukhanov