Showing posts in the category of Bentley Continental

Bentley Continental GT Gets the "Cement Bucket Challenge" in Russia

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People who park their cars right next to building sites should know that is really a bad idea, because ugly things could happen, as the Russian owner of a Bentley found out.

These Are the Top 10 Favorite Cars for Premiership Football Players

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If you had any doubts about the preferences of English Premiership footballers in terms of cars, this list will make things a lot clearer.

Bentley Continental GT Speed Runs Out of Runway before Hitting Top Speed

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With 626 hp and 820 Nm (605 lb-ft) of torque from a 6.0-liter W12 engine, the recently updated Bentley Continental GT Speed is the most powerful production car ever built by the British manufacturer.

New Bentley Continental GT3-R is a 580PS Road-Going Version of GT3 Racer

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Bentley has lifted the veils off its most extreme road car ever, the Continental GT3-R. Inspired by the Continental GT3 race car, the street-legal version has only two seats, weighs 100 kg (220 lbs) less than a GT V8 S and is powered by a retuned V8 engine producing 580PS (572hp) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque.

Chrysler Sebring Cross-Dressed as Bentley Continental GT Convertible

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Every year, dozens of Sebring convertibles are sacrificed on the altar known as the aftermarket industry, all in the name of Bentley and the replica world that has found a new star child in Chrysler's unloved bar of soap drop-top.

Bentley Spied Testing Hotter Continental GT V8 SS / RS

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Bentley, the VW Group's second most prestigious marque after Bugatti, has been quietly, but steadily expanding its model range these past few years. Just recently, it added a new sportier V8 model to its Continental GT line with the "S" edition. Now, our spies caught the firm testing yet another prototype, believed to be a step up from the Continental GT V8 S, possibly carrying the SS or RS designation.

Bentley Continental GT Speed Gets Styling and Power Upgrades

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Bentley has announced styling enhancements and more power for the Continental GT Speed. In addition to the new model year car, Bentley's Geneva Motor Show booth will also include luxury tailored packages for the Continental family.

Bentley Confirms North American Debut of New Continental GT V8 S

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As a niche luxury firm with a limited lineup, Bentley feels no need to debut a brand new car or concept at every international motor show. As such, the only news it will have for 2014 Detroit motor show goers is the North American premiere of the Continental GT V8 S range with a more potent 4.0-liter turbocharged mill.

Brazilian Man's Plan to Bury His Bentley Proves to be an Ingenious Publicity Stunt [w/Video]

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A wealthy Brazilian businessman stirred a wave of negative reactions when he announced on his Facebook page that he plans to bury his beloved Bentley Continental Flying Spur.

Chiquinho Scarpa, 62, said he would bury his £310,000 (€367,220) Bentley so that he would be able to drive it in the afterlife. He explained that he has taken inspiration from Egyptian Pharaohs, who were buried with their most precious belongings, and promised he would…entomb the Bentley by the end of the week (September 21-22).

Bentley's Future Includes New Continental Series, SUV and Possibly Mulsanne Convertible

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In today's modern world of super luxury auto brands, Bentley is right there at the top together with its British stablemate and previous owner before they both passed into the hands of the German competition, Rolls-Royce.

VW Group-owned Bentley hasn't quite achieved the success of BMW Group-owned Rolls-Royce, but it's trying to get there with newer and better vehicles. A report from Autonews outlines the brand's product plan through 2017.

Bentley Previews 521HP Continental GT V8 S ahead of Frankfurt Show [w/Videos]

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The V8 range of the latest Bentley Continental has been enhanced with a new top version that adds the letter “S” to the model’s name. Available as both a coupe and convertible, the Continental GT V8 S come with the most powerful version of the twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine, rated at 521 hp (528PS) and 680 Nm (502 lb-ft) of torque. That is 21 hp (27PS) and 20 Nm (15 lb-ft) more than the standard Continental GT V8.

Rolls-Royce Phantom One-Off Prototype is an Aston Flavored Bentley Continental GT…

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As far as eccentric creations go, this Bentley Continental GT coupe found for sale in Marbella, Spain, takes a very high spot in our list. To begin with, the seller states that it's a "Rolls-Royce ONE OFF PROTOTYPE" that's based on a Bentley Continental GT. As hard as we tried, we couldn't find a single connection with any Rolls-Royce model – can you?

MT Discovers Aston Martin Vanquish and Bentley Continental GT Speed Are Very Different Beasts

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There’s something very appealing about buying a British coupe, even a modern one, of any size or power rating. With a lengthy history behind them, the attraction is understandable, and it is only strengthened if we are to look at what such cars are still being made there today.

Woman Leaves $125,000 Bentley Continental GTC at Car Wash to Valet, Finds it in a Wall!

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We're pretty sure "Wash and Shine" means doing something very different to a car than the condition of the Bentley Continental GTC convertible you're looking at in the opening picture, which belongs to Manchester, UK resident Jessica Sawyer.

The 30-year old businesswoman left her prized £80,000 (about $125,000 / €94,000) cabriolet to a valet at the Wash and Shine car wash in Cheetham Hill just before she went to work, but 15 minutes later, she received a phone call from the police informing her that the Bentley had just been crashed into the car wash's reception area!

MT's Carlos Lago Finds Bentley Continental GT Speed Surprisingly Agile

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Nobody in their right mind would ever think of associating the big slab-like look of the Bentley Continental GT Speed and the huge inherent weight with sporty handling and a fingertip-precise driving experience.

However, it seems that somehow, the VW-owned luxury automaker has managed to defy physics, as Motor Trend magazine's Carlos Lago reports that the car is surprisingly agile, and much better to drive around the twisties than anticipated.

Bentley Reveals Final Version of 600HP Continental GT3 Racer at Goodwood [w/Video]

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Following last year’s reveal of the Continental GT3 Concept Racer at the Paris auto show, Bentley has now presented the final version of the car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The Continental GT3 is powered by a race-tuned version of the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, developing up to 600 hp in unrestricted race configuration. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a Xtrac six-speed sequential gearbox with a limited slip differential, mounted as a transaxle for optimised weight distribution. Gear changes are completed via a pneumatic shift system, controlled by paddles mounted to the steering wheel.

MotorTrend Goes All the Way to China to Experience the New Bentley Flying Spur

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The Bentley Continental Flying Spur was always hampered by one thing – no, I'm not talking about VW Phaeton’s platform, because that was excellent and gave the driver huge confidence. The thing that hampered the car was the fact it was called Continental, meaning it shared a lot in common with its (cheaper) two-door sibling the Continental GT – it was a version of that model with two extra doors.

Vilner Studio Murders Out a Bentley Continental GT with a Complete Makeover

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It might not have a fancy name, but Vilner Studio's Bentley Continental GT tune sure has some road presence, as seen in these first photos of the completed car that had been teased through a few sketches back in April.

The Bulgarian tuning house says the owner of the first generation Continental GT approached the company eight months ago asking Vilner to individualize the luxury model's exterior and interior, while also boosting its performance numbers.

Bentley Churns Out 6 New Limited Edition Le Mans-Badged Models

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Talk about going overboard with special limited edition models, but then again, unlike your run-of-the-mill mainstream carmakers, when Bentley says "limited edition", it really means it, as the Crew-based company plans to build only 48 examples of each of the six ‘Le Mans Limited Edition’ cars it announced today.

Vilner Takes it to the Next Level with Complete Transformation of Bentley Continental GT

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Over the past couple of years, we've come to know about Vilner mainly through its interior makeovers, and much less about its limited exterior and performance mods, but the Bulgarian studio wants to spread out and enhance its offerings with the first fully transformed project, which happens to be a first generation Bentley Continental GT.

Like the big players in the industry, Vilner also likes playing the teasing game so it released a trio of renderings to preview its newest creation before the reveal.