WO Bentley is a name as instant a symbol of ‘British-ness’ as Burberry, Barbour and Aston Martin. There’s a historic and somewhat ironic link between Bentley and Aston Martin, too, which goes back to 1912 and a hill on Lord Rothschild’s Buckinghamshire estate. WO didn’t start with motor cars. His first road experience was via a motorcycle. In 1906 he acquired a 3hp Quadrant, a rugged machine that had seen success in endurance events. Perhaps encouraged by the bike’s ability, WO entered the 400-mile London-Edinburgh Trial the following year and won a gold medal.
Bentayga sales pave way for V8 ‘Barnato’ Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 concept of 2015 on course for production green light. Watch out, Aston Martin. Bentley is likely to keep its sports car rear-driven with twinturbo V8 Power.
Премиальный кроссовер теперь и с V8.
Avec son W12 biturbo de dernière génération développant 608 ch, le Bentley Bentayga se place confortablement tout en haut de la hiérarchie des SUV de luxe. Reprenant la plateforme inaugurée par l’Audi Q7 , il se pare d’un arsenal technologique impressionnant et d’une finition intérieure remarquable.
Le coupé 2+2 de grand luxe de Bentley fait enfin peau neuve, après une carrière commencée en 2003. Tout change, du dessin extérieur nettement plus sportif jusqu’au châssis enfin moderne : exit la vieille plateforme extrapolée d’une limousine Volkswagen du début des années 2000, la nouvelle Continental GT reprend la plateforme de la dernière Porsche Panamera dans une variante à l’empattement raccourci.
Exports of the eagerly awaited new 2019 Bentley Continental GT have begun, with cars having now arrived in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan and much of south-east Asia ready for delivery to customers. The latest version marks a thorough redesign of the model that has brought Bentley huge commercial success over the last fifteen years.
Green new deal Bentley builds a 100th-birthday concept that’s full of hope for the company and for the planet. By Jake Groves
Special Mulsanne. Bentley’s latest limited edition model – the Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner – has been announced, designed to pay homage to the founding father of the company. And uniquely, it even incorporates a genuine piece of Bentley history into each of the 100 examples that are due to be built.
By the time this issue of Rolls-Royce & Bentley Driver goes on sale, this astonishingly original Derby Bentley – with a genuine 15,500 miles showing on its odometer – will have gone under the hammer. Chassis number B135FC, described as ‘the most original and best-preserved Derby Bentley in the world’, was expected to sell for between £450,000 and £550,000. First registered on March 1st, 1937, the Vanden Plas-bodied drophead coupe has had just three owners to date, the most long-term being Mr W.
UK firm’s Mulliner division is set to make 12 open-top two-seaters with W12 power