Aspirations are a hell of a thing. They’re the notions that make you look upon your greatest achievements and say “you can do better.” When translated into car-speak, one of the best aspirational lumps of metal is a Bentley Continental GT.
I have finally figured out how the Volkswagen Group is going to pay the exorbitant costs of Dieselgate: it’s the Bentley Bentayga. It has 600 horsepower from a W12 engine, a $229,000 starting price, an interior so opulent it makes a Gulfstream jet look like a crack den, options that are cheerfully, unapologetically…
Bentley believes there are people out there who wish to go to London’s Harrods’ department store, only to spend $86 on the scent of the Bentley Bentayga. I’m confused.
Not content to let custom body shops on the wrong side of town to get all the good business, Bentley is making its own limo.
Bentley has completely redesigned its Mulsanne flagship for 2017, and it’s amazing what a wider grill and slightly smaller headlamps did to the car that looked kind of goofy since 2010.
Bentley gave the V8 S Flying Spur a black radiator grill and a rear diffuser as well as a few badges all around to show the neighbors that you have more than the peasant version’s 507 horses, and in fact have 521.
Volkswagen Group owns a lot of automotive brands, two of which happen to be Bentley and Porsche. A few months ago Porsche confirmed it was working on an electric sports car to go head-to-head with Tesla, and now Bentley has confirmed it will borrow Porsche’s plans and make its own electric sports car rival.
What’s more luxurious than stone veneers? According to Bentley, absolutely nothing. Apart from your 2005 Mercedes-Benz with a $60,000 Designo granite package, of course.
A new Bentley is nice, but a true gentleman racer has a few years under its wheels. [Image: Bentley]
Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller reaffirmed the company’s commitment to its numerous motorsport programs last weekend at the World Endurance Championship season finale, reports Road & Track. Müller says the Volkswagen Group’s racing programs are simply too important to drop.
There are three key selling points for the Bentley Bentayga: Expensive stuff at the back, more expensive stuff at the front and the most expensive grill this side of a Rolls-Royce Phantom. Let’s break them down.
Remember when Bentley made an ugly SUV concept? Remember when they backtracked and said they wouldn’t make it ugly anymore? Well they lied. Here it is: the still-ugly 2017 Bentley Bentayga.
You were not supposed to see the Bentley Bentayga just yet. So here it is.
While Jaguar felt its important that we know about how their upcoming F-Pace SUV has been “driven over graveled mountain passes”, Bentley went further by showing everybody how the Bentayga can in fact go where no Bentley SUV will ever go again.
No Bentley is a car I wouldn’t own, yet they way Bentley talks about their cars confounds me. Their latest model is the Bentley Flying Spur Beluga Specification which you can also get in Mulliner Driving Specification with a knurled gear lever. What?
Luc Donckerwolke, a Volkswagen Group design veteran and chief of design at Bentley, has parted ways with the German conglomerate. And nobody is quite sure why.
People buy cars like the Rolls-Royce Phantom, the Mercedes Maybach and the Bentley Mulsanne to be chauffeured around while enjoying all the luxury the rear seats can provide to the fullest. Yet Bentley felt it was time to make a car for the chauffeur.