White Glove Luxury
Okay, it’s a little decadent. But the new Continental GT convertible is making waves, and not only for the fact that it features some knockout staples of the yacht industry in its bespoke design. The Galene Edition, named after the Greek goddess of calm seas, is the result of Princess Yachts inking a three-year partnership with Bentley Motorsport.
Is the 4-liter V8 GT, of which only 30 will be made, a bit showy? Maybe. But the boot (read: trunk) is undeniably gorgeous, made from a unique pinstriped walnut veneer inspired by the decking found on Princess yachts. It’s a new wood option for the automobile company. Will design inspiration flow the other way? For now, it’s too soon to tell. —S.M.