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Bentley Continental

Bentley Continental

  The British automaker Bentley has used the Continental name on a number of high end luxury coupes since 1952. The last version of the classic Continental was powered by a 6 3/4 Liter turbocharged V8 producing 420 HP and 650 lb-ft of torque and despite its large size could accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in only 6.6 seconds and reach a 170 MPH top speed.

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Bentley unveiled the GT3 Concept car at the 2012 Paris Auto Show and now the production version made its world debut at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed in Sussex, England.

The model continues from where the concept left, but it looks a little bit more aggressive and more track-ready. When compared to a base Continental GT , the new GT3 racer is about 2,200 pounds lighter and combined with the powerful engine found under the hood, you will get a real monster on the race track.

The new Continental GT3 will enter its first development races before starting full competition in the FIA Blancpain Series in 2014. Until then it will run the famous Goodwood Festival of Speed hill climb, piloted twice a day by Bentley Boy and 2003 Le Mans champion, Guy Smith.

Updated 07/12/2013: The production version Continental GT3 made its world debut today at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Updated 11/15/2013: Bentley unveiled a new video showing the development process behind the new Continental GT3 racer. The video comes just a few days before the car’s debut at Yas Marina circuit in December 2013.

Updated 01/07/2014: Bentley unveiled a new video showing the new Continental GT3 Race Car in action at the Gulf 12 Hours, held at the famous Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi.

Click past the jump to read more about the Bentley Continental GT3 Race Car.

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Bentley Continental GT Speed

It looks like Bentley has some big plans for the next six years, or so. Along with the new SUV that is penciled in to arrive in 2015, the new-generation for the Continental and the new Mulsanne lineup, the company also talking about a new, four-door coupe that will target models like BMW M6 Gran Coupe and Mercedes CLS 63 AMG.

The new Bentley is penciled in for 2018 as either a standalone model or as part of the Continental family. The new model will be similar in size to the Continental GT, and it will sit on Volkswagen Group’s MSB platform, which will see its first assignment under the next Porsche Panamera that will arrive in 2015.

This new platform will also be used for all the upcoming Bentley models — Mulsanne, Continental and the new baby-Bentley — and it has the advantage of making the cars lighter, and accommodating a wide array of engines, ranging from a base four-cylinder and to the mighty W-12.

If this new four-door coupe makes its way onto the market, buyers can expect a price ranging from €125k ($169k) to €150k ($200k).

Click past the jump to learn more about baby-Bentley’s competitors.

Source: CAR
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Bentley Mulsanne Vision Concept

With Maybach out of the picture , it’s not surprising to hear that Bentley plans to expand its lineup and enter new segments. The first model to roll out looks like it will be a convertible version of the current Mulsanne . According to a report coming from Automotive News, if the model gets approved, it will hit the market sometime in 2015. In fact, we have already seen sketches of the Mulsanne Convertible in August 2012.

Next, there will be a new premium crossover priced at about $250,000. The new crossover will be built as a production version of the EXP 9 SUV Concept, and it will arrive on the market in 2016. Just like with all of Bentley’s future models, the new crossover will share its platform with other models from the crowded Volkswagen Group. In the case of the crossover, it will share a platform with Lamborghini, Audi and Porsche.

The last model to arrive will be a new-generation Bentley Continental . It will be built on the same platform as the Audi A8 and Porsche Panamera,and will be offered in the usual GT coupe, GTC convertible and Flying Spur sedan.

Click past the jump to read more about the upcoming Bentley crosover.

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After at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show Bentley unveiled the Continental GT V8 version. Now, the company plans to expand the Continental lineup at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show with the addition of a new Continental GT V8 S version.

Offered in both coupe and convertible version, the new model is characterized by an extra 21 horsepower, a revised suspension and increased performance figures. In short, Bentley described its latest creation as "sleeker, faster and more responsive." Also, despite the extra power, the new Continental GT V8 S deliver impressive fuel economy figures, including an incredible driving range of 500 miles.

Along with the extra power, the model also received updates to the exterior look, the addition of two specially developed exterior paints, a revised interior look and the usual list of standard Bentley features.

Click past the jump to read more about the Bentley Continental GT V8 S.

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Two of the most prestigious sports cars offered from the British market are the 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish and the 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed . The folks over at Motor Trend decided to see which one was better by putting the two head to head.

In the latest episode of Head 2 Head, Carlos Lago took the two luxury sports cars and wanted to see how they stacked up to one another. He took them to the Motor Trend’s dynamic testing course and pushed them to their limits, then moved to the canyon roads where he seemed to have all the fun in the world throwing these two powerful machines through twists and accelerating on straightaways.

The Aston Martin and Bentley models deliver similar levels of luxury, each is powered by a V-12 engine with more than 500 horsepower and both are priced in the $300k area. So, are they as equal in person as they are on paper? Check out video to find out!

When it comes to cars, nothing breaks our hearts more than seeing a supercar go up in flames. So, imagine the depression in the room when we watched this video.

A trailer full of exotics - four of them, actually - all turned into scrap metal after a fire in a BMW eventually led to all four cars getting completely engulfed in a fiery blaze. According to news reports in Thailand, the cars were an unidentified BMW, a Lamborghini Murcielago , a Ferrari F430 and a Bentley Continental.

The cars were being towed on a trailer with the driver saying he was transferring them from a showroom in Bangkok to a gas station in the Si Sa Ket province on the Thai-Cambodia border, where an "unknown person" would be there to pick them up. Sounds like a shady transaction, huh?

But all that changed when all four exotics caught fire, not only destroying some fine supercars but also costing a total of 100 million baht, which is about $3.3 million based on current exchange rates.

This isn’t the first time a supercar has unexpectedly gone up in flames. Click past the jump to see previous occasions where an exotic met a rather untimely and fiery demise.

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The current Bentley Continental Supersports was released in 2009 and for the 2014 model year Bentley is working on a new high-performance flagship coupe, according to sources from Bentley. The new model will be placed between the current GT Speed that delivers a total of 616 horsepower and the upcoming road-goingContinental GT3 rumored to deliver a total of 675 horsepower.

The new Continental Supersports will feature carbon-fiber panels, stiffer suspension and a twin-turbo W-12 engine that will deliver around 650 horsepower. As you can see, the output will represent a modest increase of just 30 horsepower over the GT Speed model, but Bentley officials confirm that "Supersports wouldn’t be all about pure power."

The company will also focus on reducing the car’s total weight, revising the chassis settings and improving braking power. Rumors suggest that in order to reduce the car’s weight Bentley could also drop the rear seats, while the front ones will be made in lightweight composites.

Hit the jump to learn more about the Continental Supersports.

Updated 04/02/2013: Today we have created a very nice rendering for the upcoming Continental Supersports. Let us know what do you think in the comments section below.

Source: AutoCar
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It looks like the German tuner, DMC, got tired of updating McLaren and Ferrari models and it has now turned its attention to the new Bentley Continental GT Coupe . The project is called "Dura" (Spanish word for "Hard") and is focused on improving the car’s overall design and adding a few extra ponies under the hood.

For the exterior, the German tuner is offers a carbon-fiber body kit that includes a new front bumper, new side skirts and new wing-lets replacing the traditional side diffusers. For the rear, the kit adds a new bumper, new diffuser and a new spoiler. The car sits on 22-inch diamond-forged wheels wrapped in 295/25R22 tires. On the inside, DMC combined carbon fiber with fine Italian leathers.

In order to increase the W-12 engine’s output, the tuner installed a new titanium exhaust, sport air filters and optimized electronics. The end result is an output of 672 horsepower and a peak torque of 575 pound-feet – a gain of 105 horsepower and 59 pound-feet. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph is now made in 4.5 seconds – 0.2 seconds faster than the stock model – and the top speed goes up to 201 mph.

It’s been a while since we last brought you any tuning kit from Anderson Germany, but today the tuner announced a new upgrade kit for the new-generation Bentley Continental GT . The kit includes upgrades to the exterior and the interior, plus, some extra ponies in the stable.

Under the hood, the tuner installed professional software optimization and a remotely controllable valve exhaust system in three sound levels. These updates increase the engine’s output up from the standard 575 horsepower up to 680 horsepower.

Such a powerful car requires a suitable aerodynamic kit. It was made in carbon fiber and includes a new hood, boot lid, front lower spoiler and lower lip, side skirts with air intakes, and the rear spoiler with diffuser. The car sits on new gloss-black rims sized 9-by-22 inches with 265/30R22 at the front axle and in 10.5-by-22 inches with 295/25R22 at the rear axle. The car was painted in Grey Hyper Gloss Metallic.

For the interior, the tuner also offers a carbon-fiber package, combined with numerous elements in leather and Alcantara. There is a new sports steering wheel and a high-end sound system with amplifier, subwoofer and speakers.

When it comes to delivering enough carbon fiber to serve a lifetime, nobody does it more than Mansory.

If expressive programs are the name, Mansory is the game. At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show , the tuner is bringing a lineup of new programs, including one for the Bentley Continental , called the Sanguis.

In true Mansory fashion, the Sanguis program includes a newly designed front apron, a light carbon-fiber bonnet, carbon-fiber front wings, newly designed side sills and rear widening components that considerably reinforce the wide-body look of the Continental. Additionally, the new rear apron delivers additional downthrust and creates enough space for Mansory to install its new exhaust system. Rounding out the exterior modifications is a new set of 22-inch ultra-light forged wheels with 10 double spokes wrapped in Vredestein Ultrac Vorti tires.

Inside, the modifications include plenty of sport functionality and luxurious ambience with leather by master craftsmen predominantly used. A newly designed sport steering wheel was also added while the aluminum pedals, the door entry sills and the Makassar ebony wood elements round out what can only be described as an opulent reminder of what Mansory is capable of.

Speaking of what it’s capable of, no Mansory product comes without any power enhancements, which is why the Sanguis program also carries its own performance upgrade. Thanks to a new sports exhaust system, a new air filter and an optimized engine performance graph, Mansory was able to drive up the output of the Continental to 672 horsepower at 6,700 rpm and 575 pound-feet of torque at 1,700 rpm. All told, the Continental can now hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 200 mph.


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