An Extraordinary Tour of Iceland
Bentley customers are used to extraordinary cars. And now Bentley’s ‘Extraordinary World’ programme provides them with the unique opportunity to explore the most spectacular scenery in the luxury of the world’s most ground-breaking cars.
EXPERT INSIGHTS: MARINE GODOT
Rare, sustainably sourced veneers are combined with the highest-quality leathers to create a cabin that is a triumph for craftsmanship and artisanal skill. Marine Godot, Manager Materials Development, provides a background into some of the recently introduced veneers that are showcased to the world in the Continental GT Convertible.
EXPERT INSIGHTS: MARIA MULDER
Seven exterior roof colours are available for the Continental GT Convertible, including for the first time a contemporary interpretation of traditional British tweed. Head of Colour and Trim, Maria Mulder, provides an expert insight into the new addition for the Convertible.
EXPERT INSIGHTS: SIMON BLAKE
In this blog, Simon Blake, Director of Body and Trim Engineering, talks about refinement, rigidity and ensuring that luxurious Bentley feel.
EXPERT INSIGHTS: DARREN DAY
The exquisite interior of the all-new Continental GT Convertible is a showcase for Bentley’s unrivalled expertise in the use of natural materials that are fully revealed to the world when the elegant roof is lowered. Head of Interior Design, Darren Day, offers an insight into the inspiration of the Bentley badge when designing the interior of the Convertible.
EXPERT INSIGHTS: JP GREGORY
Beautiful, roof up or down, the Continental GT Convertible’s flowing, elegant exterior styling is accented with muscular, sculptural lines. In this blog, JP Gregory, Head of Exterior Design, explains how the design team overcome the challenges that are faced when designing a Convertible to ensure that the luxurious style and elegance of a Bentley was maintained.
EXPERT INSIGHTS: PETER GUEST
The all-new Bentley Continental GT Convertible is the pinnacle open-top Grand Tourer. Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Britain – and representing all Bentley knows about creating the world’s most stylish and elegant Grand Tourers – the GT Convertible is the very essence of the luxury brand.
CAR AS LUXURIOUS CANVAS
Mulliner Personal Commission Paint – the bespoke service that enables customers to choose from an infinite palette – has been introduced for the new Continental GT for the first time this November. Here we take a closer look at this special process that creates truly unique Bentleys.
THe finest materials from around the world: Making the new...
The Continental GT showcases Bentley’s unrivalled expertise in the authentic use of materials, from the highest-quality natural leathers, to rare, sustainable sourced veneers. We celebrate the Continental GT by highlighting some of the best materials sourced from around the world.
HISTORY IN MARQUETRY
Built to celebrate its forthcoming centenary, Bentley has taken inspiration from the ‘golden age’ of motoring to create a car that reflects an extraordinary automotive story – the W.O. Mulsanne by Mulliner. In this blog we take a look at one particular feature of this limited edition: the stunning illuminated cocktail cabinet.
technology in numbers
The Continental GT brings a wealth of technology to the Grand Touring customer, built on an new electrical architecture and host to a suite of on-board infotainment, the car showcases major evolutions in Bentley’s unique application of cutting-edge technology.
R-Plated: A Very Special Registration
Eagle-eyed viewers of ‘Together we are Extraordinary: The Story of Bentley Motors’ will notice that the number plate on the 1953 R Type Continental featured (BLT 934) is actually that of Ian Fleming’s personal car.
The new Bentley Continental GT has been winning praise and plaudits for its design and desirability all over the word since its unveiling. One interior feature in particular has generated a huge amount of interest – the new Bentley Rotating Display.
Bentley Designers configure dream Continental GT
Ever wondered how the tastemakers at Bentley would specify their own Continental GT? In this blog, we ask Bentley’s top designers to specify their dream configuration on the new Bentley configurator.
30 YEARS IN AUTOMOTIVE DESIGN – FROM MUNICH TO CREWE
Bentley’s Director of Design, Munich-born, self-professed Anglophile, Stefan Sielaff, has spent more than 30 years in automotive design. In this interview Stefan explains why his lifetime dream was to work for a British brand, and how he got here.
At this year’s 24 Hours of Spa, Bentley Motorsport finished in second place. Here, Max Soulet talks us through a race that he will never forget.
Extraordinary Continental Road Trip with Autobild
Eight Autobild readers take 13 Continental GTs on an extraordinary road trip from Hamburg to Berlin.
A greener future: Bentley reinforces commitment to the environment
Bentley Motors has become the first automotive manufacturer to achieve re-certification of the triple Carbon Trust Water Standard for carbon, waste and water.
Classic training at Bentley
Over half a century after it first left the factory, a 1965 Bentley T-Series has returned to the company’s headquarters in Crewe to be restored by Bentley apprentices. The renovation project forms a key part of the Bentley apprenticeship learning programme. Laura Pilling is a first-year leather and trim apprentice, currently working on the project.
Bentley’s vision of electric luxury: EXP 12 Speed 6e concept...
Last week at Geneva Motorshow Bentley’s Chairman and Chief Executive Wolfgang Duerheimer revealed Bentley’s vision of electric luxury, the EXP 12 Speed 6e concept. Here we take a look at what global media thought of this latest concept.
#BentleyMasterclass - Sketching a Continental Supersports
The new Continental Supersports features unique exterior styling cues which reflect it's significant performance capability. In this film, Bentley's Head of Exterior Design demonstrates how he sketches one.
BENTLEY CONCEPT STARS IN FORZA HORIZON 3 VIDEO GAME
The EXP 10 Speed 6 concept is now available to be driven for the first time - in virtual reality. The Bentley concept has debuted in Microsoft’s open-world racing game Forza Horizon 3 on Xbox One and Windows 10, this year’s best-selling, highest-rated racing game.
BENTLEY INTRODUCES NEW CONTINENTAl GT V8 S BLACK EDITION
Equipped with a twin-turbo, 4.0-litre V8 engine that develops 528 PS (520 bhp) and 680 Nm (502 lb.ft) of torque, the Continental V8 S is tuned for power and performance, offering a focused, precise driving experience.