February, 2018 § Leave a comment
Bentley started off as one of the most successful racing marques of the 1920s, then was acquired by Rolls-Royce in 1931. Thereafter, Bentley became the sportier sister marque of Rolls. Nowadays both brands separate their lifes… Bentley is owned by Audi and Rolls by BMW.
Both brands have a long history of gorgeous cars like this 1952 Continental R-type. There was only 208 examples of this car ever created. A nice aerodynamic design with a lot of aluminum. With 4.6 liter inline-6 with 153 bhp. The 1952 Continental had a top speed of 120 mph which at the time of launch made it the fastest four-seater car in the world. Enjoy the nice pics near a 2016 Continental GT Speed.
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 😦 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.
March, 2017 § Leave a comment
Last concept from Bentley it’s 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.
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!
May, 2014 § Leave a comment
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’Elegance and has won over 50 awards since.
A little bit dramatic, but deserves to be looked at.
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).