Meet the Bentley Continental GT Convertible Bavaria Edition by Mulliner. It’s a one-off model designed by Stefan Sielaff (the brand’s design chief himself), and was supposedly inspired by the beauty of the Bavarian region. The sole example will be handbuilt by Mulliner in Crewe, England, and officially presented in an exclusive event at Bentley’s Munich retailer.

The Bavarian-themed edition is distinguished by iconic Bavarian colours with a Glacier White exterior paint and Imperial Blue roof, reflecting the Bavaria flag pattern. Additional details come in the form of a chromed flag pattern (finished in Mulliner Bespoke White and Light Blue Sport infils) which adorn the front wheel fenders and head restraints. A set of 22-inch Mulliner Driving Specification wheels complete the look.

Elsewhere, there’s a Bentley Bavaria Edition treadplate inlay, Mulliner Glacier White-painted dual veneer with an Imperial Blue hide, as well as Linen contrast stitching, piping and Linen overmat stitching. Remember, Mulliner exists to respond to the requirements of Bentley’s most discerning customers. Any type and level of personalisation can be done.

Mechanically, the Bavaria Edition remains unchanged. Just like the hardtop coupe, it is powered by a 6.0 litre twin-turbo W12 engine that makes 626 hp and 900 Nm of torque. It sprints from zero to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds (0.1 seconds slower than the coupe) before reaching a top speed of 333 km/h – the Convertible weighs 160 kg more than the coupe, no thanks to the folding roof. Speaking of which, deploying or retracting the roof takes just 19 seconds, and this can be done up to 50 km/h.

Other convenience features include the familiar Bentley Rotating Display, which comes with a 12.3-inch touchscreen housed in a three-sided unit, which revolves from pure veneer to reveal either a touchscreen or three analogue dials. You’ll also get to enjoy 20-way Comfort Seats that comes with ventilation, heating and massage functions, and can be ordered with Hand Cross Stitch finishing.

More options involve the three available audio systems, with the standard fitment being a 10-speaker, 650-watt setup. This can be upgraded to a 16-speaker, 1,500-watt Bang & Olufsen system, or a more advanced 18-speaker, 2,200-watt Naim system.