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One-Of-A-Kind ‘Rally-Spec’ Bentley Continental GT Sold For £40,800

In one episode of the National Geographic’s TV show, Supercar Megabuild, a Bentley Continental GT was ‘brutally’ put under the knife, turning it from a luxury road car into an apocalypse-worthy, luxury off-road vehicle. It was an act not all Bentley enthusiasts will condone and this being a Bentley, nobody would have fancy an off-road version anyways, unless, of course, it is an official factory example. Me, on the other hand, kind of love it, but I could be the minority and minor love it did get because, despite the 101 bids it has attracted when this one-of-a-kind ‘rally-spec’ Bentley Continental GT went on the block, it only managed to conclude with a £40,800 sticker (roughly US$55,000), which is lesser than an untouched Bentley Continental GT would have fetched. Continue reading One-Of-A-Kind ‘Rally-Spec’ Bentley Continental GT Sold For £40,800

Bentley’s Vision Of Luxury Electric Car Is All Beauty And Copper, Lots Of It

Being a richie rich can be quite a pain. You can’t ride the luxe ride you love or zip city to city in your private jet without piling up on carbon footprint, but if you are a Bentley fan, you’d be glad that reprieve is almost here – thanks to the Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e, luxury electric concept car that you’d be hard pressed not to take a second look. Without a doubt, it is gorgeous inside and out, but perhaps more importantly is, it is fully electric which means, instant torque at your disposal. Unfortunately, technical details is still a little muddy, or to be exact, there’s really none. Continue reading Bentley’s Vision Of Luxury Electric Car Is All Beauty And Copper, Lots Of It

Tradition-breaking Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 is the Top Concept Car at Concorso d’Eleganza

Traditionally, Bentley sports cars are not something that will appeal to the young, given that most of them looks pretty much like the automaker’s grand limos with two less doors. However, things are about to change for the long-time British luxury car maker and we have a feeling it is going to start with the Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept Car. Debuted earlier this year in Geneva, Bentley has taken this refreshing concept to last month’s Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa D’Este and not surprisingly, the design was validated, wowing the judges and subsequently earning the EXP 10 Speed 6 the ‘Design Award for Concept Cars & Prototypes’. The thing about this concept from the Crewe-based company is, it looks decidedly a Bentley and at the same time, it has a design that’s clearly a huge departure from the firm’s usual design language. Continue reading Tradition-breaking Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 is the Top Concept Car at Concorso d’Eleganza

Bentley Goes Topless in LA with Grand Convertible, Looks Like a Luxury Yacht on Wheels

Oddly beautiful is the way we would described the recently announced Bentley Grand Convertible. Why? It has a front-end that looks largely like a chauffeured luxury ride, but beyond that, it is a sporty two-door drop top. Pardon us for our bluntness, but we have always associate two-door cars, outside of trucks and vans, with a more sports car design and that’s including the front. Anyhow, I am sure the Bentley Grand Convertible will have its fair share of lovers and fans – if it ever gets produced. This shinning example is draped in a two tone paint job comprising of Sequin Blue and silver “liquid metal” finish, and is push forth by a 6.75L V8 twin turbo engine as found on the Mulsanne, putting out 530 horsepower and 811 lb-ft (1,100 Nm). And being a Bentley, it is naturally treated to the usual Bentley form of handcrafted luxury. Continue reading Bentley Goes Topless in LA with Grand Convertible, Looks Like a Luxury Yacht on Wheels

Vertu for Bentley Luxury Smartphone Goes Official, Available in Select Vertu Boutiques Starting at $17,100

well, you heard that it is coming and now it is official. the inaugural “Vertu for Bentley” handset to emerge from the Crewe-based luxury automaker and Vertu five-year partnership is available in select Vertu boutiques worldwide in October, starting at $17,100. powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chip with 2.3GHz quad-core processor, this luxury Android device sports a 4.7-inch Full HD display touting 473ppi and comes standard with sapphire crystal for added protection, just like many of Vertu’s luxe handsets. for the spec-obsessed (who reading this isn’t anyway?), rest assure that the spec list is anything but shabby. Continue reading Vertu for Bentley Luxury Smartphone Goes Official, Available in Select Vertu Boutiques Starting at $17,100

Bentley Announces Mulsanne Speed With Uprated Engine Producing 530HP and 1,100Nm of Torque

if you are rich enough to be chauffeured around (not by taxi, btw), doesn’t mean it has to be slow. in fact, it should be faster and in “ultra-luxury,” which you can do so in the new Bentley Mulsanne Speed, touted as a ride that will offer you the world’s fastest ultra-luxury experience. under its beefy hood sits a 634 V8 twin-turbo engine that makes 530 horsepower and turns out a breathtaking peak torque of 1,100 Nm (811 lb-ft) realized from 1,750 rpm. this mighty power plant is mated to a re-calibrated ZF 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifter, launching it from standstill to 62 mph in 4.9 seconds and it only takes another 6.1 seconds before the needle touches 100 mph, and finally topping out at 190 mph. Continue reading Bentley Announces Mulsanne Speed With Uprated Engine Producing 530HP and 1,100Nm of Torque

Bentley Signs New Luxury Smartphone Collaboration With Vertu

Bentley Motors fans who have the propensity to splurge on everything Bentley-related will be glad to know that very soon, they can add smartphones to their list of all-things-Bentley-to-own. the Crewe-based luxury automobile maker announced earlier today, an exclusive five-year partnership with luxury phone maker Vertu. the stage is set, though there is no further information of the hardware. all Bentley have to say is “the new series of luxury smartphones will be distinguished by the unparalleled design, craftsmanship, contemporary elegance, outstanding performance and integrated technology which are the hallmarks of both companies.” the first Bentley phone by Vertu is expected to be launched in October, after which four others, each embodying “the authentic and iconic Bentley design elements and luxury lifestyle services,” will be introduced. Continue reading Bentley Signs New Luxury Smartphone Collaboration With Vertu

Bentley Unleashes Road-going Variant Of The GT3 Race Car, Touts 580PS and 515 lb-ft of Torque

you may be rich, but don’t go around ‘tarnishing’ the beautiful Continental GT just to have it look like the GT3 Race Car. if you have restraint yourself thus far, then give yourself a pat on the back cos’ your perseverance might have paid off. the Crewe-based luxury automobile maker has announced a road-going variant of the delightful GT3, simply known as Bentley Continental GT3-R. billed as a performance-focused luxury car and drawing inspiration from its track-prepped counterpart (hence, the namesake), the two-seater GT3-R is also powered a 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo unit, retuned to produce a lust-worthy 572 bhp and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque, available from 1,700 rpm. power is delivered to all four wheels through a ZF 8-speed automatic with Quickshift. Continue reading Bentley Unleashes Road-going Variant Of The GT3 Race Car, Touts 580PS and 515 lb-ft of Torque

Want a Piece of the Royal History? Well, You Can Start With This Bentley

there are car owners and then there are car collectors. if you belongs to the latter and happens to look upon your collections as trophies or sort, then how about getting a ride with a piece of the Royal history to fill the possible gap in your growing stable? Royalty rides are hard to come by, but this time round, you are in luck cos’ this 1970 Bentley T1, which was once own by His Grace the Duke of Devonshire will be going under the hammer without reserve at the Silverstone Auctions’ May Sale on Saturday May 24, 2014. the Bentley T-Series was manufactured between 1965 and 1980, and existed as a Bentley-badge version of the completely redesigned chassis-less Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, powered by a then-mighty 6,230cc eight-cylinder motor. delivered to His Grace the Duke of Devonshire on January 20, 1970, this T1 sports a black paint job, matched to a beige interior that befits the image of the Royalty of that time, and appears to have just 70,000 miles on the clock. Continue reading Want a Piece of the Royal History? Well, You Can Start With This Bentley

Bentley Mulsanne Hybrid Concept

we don’t know how eager Bentley’s fans are to hybrid drivetrain, however, if you happen to be one who embraces lowering your carbon footprint, then you will be glad to know that the Crewe folks has finally decided that it is time to have a hybrid in the stable. though a plug-in hybrid won’t be available until 2017, starting with an all-new SUV. for now, the British luxury automaker will be showcasing its first plug-in hybrid concept in the form of the Bentley Mulsanne Hybrid Concept at the upcoming Beijing International Automotive Exhibition. according to Bentley Motors, the plug-in hybrid system will bring about up to 25 percent increase in power with a 70 percent reduction in CO2 emissions. Continue reading Bentley Mulsanne Hybrid Concept