The new 2011 Bentley Continental GT, that was officially unveiled this week at the 2010 International Motor Show in Paris, looks like a quintessence of wet dreams and technological advances of the first decade of the XXI century.
The gorgeous 2010 Bentley Azure T a super-luxurious four-seater for the other kind of ‘onepercenters’, which is based on the outgoing Arnage platform and features all the amenities that you can imagine in a deliberately archaic car, has finally been revealed at the 2008 Auto Show in Los Angeles, California.
All things that have a beginning must have an end (except for global economic crises: they seem to have no end.) In this respect, the 2009 Bentley Arnage Final Series is both a message and a messenger. The message is quite simple: we are tired of and are retiring the ultra-luxury car that topped Bentley’s model range for the last decade. The reason for that is probably as simple as that: after the brand’s archrival have re-introduced back in 2003 their gorgeous 7th generation of Rolls-Royce Phantom study on wheels, the lavish, yet archaic Arnage was basically doomed. Now it’s time to stop kicking the dead horse and to introduce something more relevant for the first decade of XXI century.
The new Bentley Continental GT super-coupe will soon receive a fresh body kit from Wald International, one of the most creative Japanese tuning specialists. Compared to most European and American kits that often turn the elegant vehicles into obscene pussy wagons, this particular upgrade program looks almost like a work of art.
Japanese tuning specialist ASI has revealed its outrageous tuning program for the Bentley Continental GT super-coupe. Although the Japanese word “tetsu” means “iron”, and although some purists may argue that covering a Bentley in gold lacquer is as vulgar as a platinum Rolex decorated with diamonds and pearls, I must say that the idea is not exactly off-center when it comes to highly expensive items. For many years, gold-top Gibson Les Pauls have been instruments of choice for many well-known guitarists, as are custom made grand pianos from brands like the Italian Fazioli Pianoforti, and even Baroque-styled furniture that even now often comes with gold paint on its surfaces.
German tuning studio MTM has revealed its Bentley Continental GTC Birkin Edition super-convertible. If you are familiar with the world of fashion, you probably know that Birkin is a sub-brand of the French fashion house Hermes and is reserved for their ultra-expensive handbags that sometimes can cost more than a second-hand Bentley.
German tuning specialist Mansory just can’t say no to its habits of transforming what is essentially a gentleman’s sports convertible into a horrible pimp-my-ride-style drop-top gangsta-monster.
With its 600 bhp and 750 Nm of torque under the hood, the recently unveiled 2008 Bentley Continental GT Speed sport coupe is the first production Bentley to top 200 mph. And since, at this velocity, there is a cubic relationship between the increase in the speed of a car and the energy wasted to combat air drag, it is the most powerful member of the family, too.
Calling the new Bentley Brooklands the world’s most exclusive coupe, Bentley plans to limit the vehicle’s production to only 550 units for the model’s entire lifetime. Well, even that number looks somewhat optimistic taking into consideration the vehicle’s street price of more than $340,000.
The super-luxurious Bentley Arnage ultra-luxury cruiser gets a major powertrain update for the next model year. According to the British car manufacturer, the vehicle will be equipped with a modernized of the well-known 6.75-liter V8 twin-turbo monster, which is produced by their former sibling and now archrival Rolls-Royce.