Donington Park is the now the familiar setting for the British GT Championship’s season finale. Nestled amongst the undulating Leicestershire countryside it is a…
I really hope Bentley’s SUV concept looks better in the metal than it does in these awkward renderings. Inside, of course, it looks sublime – unmistakably a Bentley – but was this really penned by the same designers who brought us the elegant Continental GT?
As sure as night follows day, so convertible follow coupe, in this case Bentley’s new Continental GT V8 Coupe which made its premiere at the NAIAS in Detroit back in January – and now spawns the new Continental GTC V8 convertible.
Most of us experience a traffic jam (or two) on our daily commute, but when you’ve shelled out a six-figure sum for your Bentley it’s irksome to see the nerd in his Prius making just as swift progress, but at considerably less cost.
If you’re of the opinion that the regular Bentley Continental GT looks a bit ordinary, then you’ll like what they’ve done with the new Mulliner Styling Specification’s Classic Pack.
Earlier this year if you remember, Finland’s four-time world rally champion Juha Kankkunen drove a Bentley Continental Supersports convertible at 205.48 mph on the frozen Baltic Sea, off the coast of Finland. Another day in the office you might say, for someone who’s lived on the edge of mortal danger throughout most of his career.
As the 81st Geneva Motor Show gets underway, Bentley announces today its most potent and radically styled convertible ever – the 202mph (325km/h) Supersports ‘Ice Speed Record’ convertible.
Just a fortnight ago four-time World Rally Champion Juha Kankkunen, set a new World Ice Speed Record in a Bentley Continental Supersports convertible on the hazardous frozen waters of the Baltic Sea, off the coast of Finland. He reached a breathtaking 205.48 mph (330.695 km/h) in the Conti Supersports, breaking his own 2007 record of 199.83 mph (321.6 km/h) set in a Continental GT coupe at the same location.
It says a lot about Bentley as a brand that in the space of 7 days we’ve been talking about their association with the new James Bond novel, Carte Blanche, then just a few days later their achievement in setting a new World Ice Speed Record. How many car companies can you say that about?
We’ve been waiting an age for the next Bond Film #23, which had been delayed as MGM Studios sorted out their finances following several box office flops and the general market slump in DVD sales. Thankfully MGM and EON Productions were able to confirm the film’s go-ahead last month, with a release date in November 2012.
The workers at Crewe are genuinely proud of each car they build.
China is already a sales-success for Bentley, and these two new variants will only add to this.