2019 Bentley Continental GT

September, 2017 § Leave a comment

A new Bentley is here. I really like some design items influenced by the recent gorgeous concept car: the 2015 Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6. ¬†Not so sexy, as usual, the final model compared with the concept ūüė¶¬† ¬† I love the two different sized hear lights, but not so sure about the elliptical taillights.¬† Anyway, enjoy this very special car, with 6.0-liter W12 626 hp engine.

 

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2017 Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e Concept

March, 2017 § Leave a comment

Last concept from Bentley it‚Äôs a convertible sports car, with an electric powertrain. It’s design is gorgeous, as it borrows a lot from its sister: 2015 EXP 10 Speed 6 coupe concept.

Nice front fascia, sculpted sides, and oval taillights. I hope Bentley eventually build and sell this car, as new “small car” in their portfolio. At least, to compensate us for the horrible design of the Bentayga.

2015 Bentley Exp 10 Speed 6 Concept

March, 2015 § 2 Comments

A strange name for an interesting concept. Bentley used to create bulky grand tourer cars. This concept is a svelte 2-seat sport car with a low nose. I hope Bentley will build this concept, instead of the ugly (but more profitable) SUV that they are close to launch.
At least some design ideas must reach future bentleys please! For example this is the most beatiful rear from Bentley in years!

1955 Bentley Continental S1

May, 2014 § Leave a comment

Classic Bentley, as classic Rolls Royce are very often beatiful elegant luxury cars.  Look at this nice 1955  Continental S1 with a 4.9 litre 6 cylinder engine.

185 of 431 Bentley S1 Continentals produced between 1955 and 1959 were bodied by Park Ward Ltd, as the one you can see on the pics.

1947 Bentley Mark VI Coachworks By Franay

February, 2014 § Leave a comment

This car doesn’t look like a Bentley because it has bodywork by the French firm of Franay. Swooping fenders, silver waves… is very much in the French style of the time, a little bit Bugatti-esque.¬†First shown at the 1947 Paris Auto Show the Franay-Bentley received world-wide acclaim, it went on to win both the 1947 and 1948 Concours d‚ÄôElegance and has won over 50 awards since.

A little bit dramatic, but deserves to be looked at.

 

1999 Bentley Hunaudieres

November, 2013 § Leave a comment

A nice rounded design from Bentley¬†based on a modified Lamborghini Diablo VT, ¬†powered with a 8 litre¬†W16-cylinder engine (joining two Volkswagen V8). ¬†The ‘Hunaudieres’ name pays homage to the famous straight on the Le Mans Circuit. Where the legend of Bentley was born with five wins in 20’s.

Bentley has been owned by Volkswagen AG since 1998, and this car had shown how the modern Bentley could be. Starting a new succesful era with cars like Bentley Continental  GT. Also, this car and the Audi Rosemeyer are some kind of parents of the famous 1001 bhp Bugatti Veyron (also owned by VW).

 

1932 Bentley 8-Litre Short Chassis Mayfair Fixed Head Coupé

June, 2013 § Leave a comment

Nice Bentley car, of course in British Racing Green, trying to compete with the best 30’s cars as Duesenberg Model J, the wonderful Bugatti 57¬† series¬†or the Rolls Royce Phantom II.

Unfortunately the released of the 8-Litre¬†was bad timing,¬†The Great Depression was taking its toll on luxury cars and Bentley was in a very tight financial situation.¬† After producing¬†100 cars…¬†bankruptcy… and were bought by its rival Rolls Royce.¬† Rolls Royce and Bentley has been together until 1998 when VW bought Bentley, and BMW bought Rolls Royce.

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