I have driven the Bentley Bentayga. It is good and fast and expensive, covered in acres of leather and crystals. But when I drove it, one very key factor was missing from the experience. I wondered, what the hell am I supposed to do with my falcon?
What is more luxurious than killing an animal and then processing its skin to use on furniture, bags, coats, shoes and car interiors? It’s a complete apex predator power move and it’s what makes them animals and us people.
The Bentley Hunaudières concept of 1999 was something of a proto-Veyron, an almost more exact preview of what the production Bugatti would look like than Bugatti’s own concepts up until that time. But there’s something missing in Bentley’s photos of the car itself.
Bentley’s future is electric, and if it’s based off the EXP12 Speed 6e concept that debuted at Geneva this week, it’s going to be a pretty future.
The venerable 6.75-liter V8 will surely be in production in some Bentley or another until we’re all crusted over and dead, but that’s not the future of Bentley as a whole. The future of Bentley is electric as hell, and it’s probably going to be an EV baby Bentley SUV.
One of the most hated design “features” of the 996-generation Porsche 911 was its soupy-egg-yolk headlamps, borrowed from the original Porsche Boxster. Judging from these spy shots of the 2019 Bentley Continental GT, Bentley saw the 996 and demanded MORE SOUP.
My fellow Bugatti owners, it has come to my attention that there is some egregious confusion afoot: People are actually confusing us for Bentley owners. I know. It’s something that I’ve long suspected, what with the cars both having four wheels, an engine, a name beginning with the letter “B” and Volkswagen ownership.…
It might be a bit silly to criticize an insanely expensive Bentley coupe. After all, those aren’t exactly “rational purchases.” In an effort to keep relevant the what looks like the same car from 2003, Bentley decided to add more power, which is great! And then they ruined it with a stupid rear wing.
As much as I love to point and make jokes at the ridiculousness of a Bentley’s opulence, even I clammed up and enjoyed the car once I got to drive one. And let me tell you something: once you’re all good and wrapped up in that leather interior, nothing else that happens outside of the car matters to you in the…
I know I’m late to the party on this one, but how did I not know this glorious thing existed? Just look at it. It’s like Go Go Gadget HEADLIGHT WASHER!
There is a frankly perfect episode of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia in which the gang finds a brilliant way to end the gas crisis – door-to-door gasoline sales. Trust me, it makes sense. It makes sense to Bentley, too, because that’s exactly what it’s now offering.
Of course you’ve wondered what a 1980s lust-child of a Bentley Turbo R and a Saab 900 would look like – you’re human, aren’t you? The big Brit and big Swede going at it, metal creaking, rubber squeaking – it’s an achingly beautiful thought. Thankfully, we can get a pretty good idea of result of such a mating, and it’s…
Bentley has unveiled the diesel variant of its new Bentayga SUV, and it sure seems like this thing will haul some serious ass. It has two turbos, a supercharger, tons of torque and it’s here to burn all of the oil.
This is the new 2017 Bentley Flying Spur W12 S, which will hit a factory-claimed 202 mile per hour top speed. Bentley says it’s their first four-door that can do so.
Let me tell you what the absolute worst thing in the entire world is: sitting the backseat of your Bentley Mulsanne or Flying Spur and not having any booze. I’m happy to report that Bentley has astutely spotted the problem and solved it with three new booze cooler options.
This 1963 S3 Continental was the last coach-built car from Bentley, giving it a quality and grace that isn’t anything like a modern car. Charles Morgan wonders if the car even has a place in the real world anymore.
Bentley just sent us these photos of the Bentayga’s wire harness—the huge highway through which electrons travel to allow computers, actuators and sensors to communicate. Like the human central nervous system, the thing is enormous. And also, strangely beautiful.
But I’m going to, anyway.
You know those beautiful Pre-War cars you see locked up in museums? Most people think that’s a real shame, and William Medcalf agrees.
The main purpose of today’s Jalopnik East excursion was to check out the Toyota Showcase City at Megaweb in Odaiba. Instead, I stumbled into the middle of a private demonstration and test drive event for Bentley... and they let me in!