Bentley Continental GT News

  • Bentley Continental GT3-R, 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed

    I was on hand—briefly—at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed when the Bentley Continental GT3-R made its debut in the stomping grounds of perennial rival Rolls-Royce. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to drive it then—or during the first media previews last fall. Only 99 souls in the U.S. will get to own one, and my soul is certainly too poor to even try. But not all of my luck is bad. At the Pirelli World Challenge weekend at Circuit of the Americas, on the first weekend of March this year, I pulled into the track in Bentley’s latest and—by a considerable...

  • Idris Elba sets new Flying Mile UK land speed record in Bentley Continental GT
    Bentley Sets New ‘Flying Mile’ Speed Record With Actor Idris Elba

    The ‘Flying Mile’ is a historical high-water mark, a thing of legend. In 1927, Sir Malcolm Campbell drove a modified Bentley—the Napier-Campbell Blue Bird—to a U.K. land speed record of 174.8 mph. That’s faster than most of today’s sports cars, just 41 years...

  • Chris Harris tests the 2015 Bentley Continental GT3-R
    Chris Harris Hops Behind The Wheel Of The $337k Bentley Continental GT3-R: Video

    Bentley’s most dynamic road car in the company’s history, the Continental GT3-R, happens to weigh more than 4,800 pounds. British journo Chris Harris recently took one to the track to see just how dynamic the big bruiser actually is—and fortunately he was kind enough to film the...

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    Bentley Continental GT And Flying Spur Updated For 2016

    Last year, the Continental GT Speed made headlines for becoming the fastest production Bentley ever. And next month at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the luxury marque will debut a model-spanning host of upgrades which should prove impressive at any speed. But obviously, there's more power. CHECK OUT...

  • Bentley Continental GT3-R, 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed
    Bentley Continental GT3-R Priced From $337,000

    Bentley’s most dynamic road car in the company’s history, the Continental GT3-R, is heading to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this weekend, after which it will be racing into showrooms with a staggering $337,000 price tag. That might seem steep at first, especially...

  • 2014 Bentley Continental GT3 at the 2013 Gulf 12 Hours of Abu Dhabi
    Bentley To Race In Spa 24 Hours For First Time

    With already two victories under its belt in the Blancpain Endurance Series, Bentley and its motorsport partner M-Sport are gearing up for the season’s toughest race: the Spa 24 Hours. The classic endurance race this year is taking place this weekend and Bentley is aiming to have both its...

  • 2014 Bentley Continental GT3 race car

    After making its official comeback to motorsport this year, by competing in the Blancpain Endurance Series, British automaker Bentley has already enjoyed a maiden victory with its Continental GT3 race car and is likely set for more victories given its strong performance so far. Now, Bentley is expanding its motorsport program. Bentley has confirmed this week that it will compete in the Nürburgring 24 Hours in 2015. This will be in addition to another full season of the Blancpain Endurance Series as well as a season of the Pirelli World Challenge here in North America. The automaker has...

  • Bentley Continental GT3-R, 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed
    Bentley Continental GT3-R Races Into 2014 Goodwood Festival Of Speed

    A hardcore version of Bentley’s Continental GT has been hinted at since 2011 but the possibility of the luxury cruiser being turned into a track weapon never really seemed plausible until a racing version of the car was revealed last year. Now, the Continental GT race car has spawned a...

  • Potential Bentley Continental GT3 road car spy shots
    Bentley Continental GT3 Road Car Set For 2014 Goodwood Festival Of Speed: Report

    Bentley is working on a hardcore version of its Continental GT inspired by the car's GT3 racing variant, and we could see it unveiled as early as this month. It is expected to be the most potent version of the Continental GT yet, meaning it will fill the space previously occupied by the Continental...

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    Pro Street Bentley Continental GT Is Straight-Line Class: Video

    Here in the States, when we hear the term Pro Street we have visions of nearly cartoonish Camaro and Mustang examples lining up for a trip down the quarter mile. We say cartoonish, and we mean that in the best sense possible. The horsepower numbers are off the charts and the skin of the cars has...

  • 2014 Bentley Continental GT V8 S  -  First Drive, California, February 2014
    2014 Bentley Continental GT V8 S: First Drive

    How quick is the new Bentley Continental GT V8 S? How powerful? If this were the Bentley of the past, when it was intertwined with Rolls-Royce, the deflective reply to such questions would be “Sufficient.” And it would be left up to us to agree. A quarter-century ago, when the...

  • 2014 Bentley Continental GT V8 S  -  2014 Detroit Auto Show live photos
    2014 Bentley GT V8 S Preview, Live Photos: 2014 Detroit Auto Show

    Yes, a Bentley can feel sharp, edgy, and responsive--and quite a bit leaner than you might expect of anything from this storied (and once stodgier) luxury marque. The Continental GT V8 has already shown us that. And now to maximize that potential for driving enthusiasts, it’s created the...

  • 2014 Bentley Continental GT3 race car

    Bentley has signed the first customer team for its Continental GT3 race car, which plans to use the car to compete in the British GT Championship next year. That customer is David Appleby Engineering, which will race under the Generation Bentley Racing banner and has been formed to develop young talent in motorsport for drivers, engineers and mechanics. British racing drivers James Appleby and Steve Tandy will be behind the wheel and may use the new Continental GT3 in other motorsport formats. Appleby started off racing in the Seat Cupra Championship and most recently was invited to be a...

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    Bentley Continental GTZ Can Be Part Of Your Oddball Garage

    Do you like coach-built machines? How about rare bits of automotive history? Have we got the car for you then. It's called the Bentley Continental GTZ, and the Z stands for Zagato. That would be Milanese design house Zagato, which transformed a 2006 Bentley Continental GT into the car you see...

  • Le Mans Limited Edition 2013 Bentley Continental GT
    Bentley Celebrates Le Mans With Special Edition Continental And Mulsanne Models

    This year Bentley is celebrating two significant milestones, the 90th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 10th anniversary of the automaker’s last overall victory in the classic endurance race. As part of its celebrations, Bentley is introducing six new ‘Le Mans Limited...

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    Bentley Continental Supersports Set For Return: Report

    When the original 621-horsepower Bentley Continental Supersports was launched in 2009, we found it to be a refined, luxurious, and utterly bonkers take on Bentley's classic ultra-luxury theme. Understandably, we were a little sad to hear there would be no Continental Supersports as part of the...

  • 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible first drive
    2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible: First Drive

    If you have to ask why anyone would spend $250,000 or so on a two-plus-two convertible, you probably don't even need to hear the answer; it simply won't make sense to you. If, however, you can get over the sticker shock, you'll find what is almost certainly the best drop-top grand tourer in...

  • 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible live photos, 2013 Detroit Auto Show
    2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible Video Preview

    The 2013 Continental GT Speed Convertible is finally getting the mid-cycle update that other Continental GT models have already benefited from. Shown this week at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, we took a moment to detail these changes on video. The update is merely a mid-cycle, but the changes are...

  • 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible live photos, 2013 Detroit Auto Show

    The first live photos of the convertible version of the recently launched 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed have hit the Web, revealing the car in full following its debut this week at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. This new 2013 Continental GT Speed Convertible is one of the last models in Bentley’s Continental range to receive its mid-cycle update, with new versions of the Supersports and Flying Spur now the only models still under wraps. Though just a mid-cycle update, the changes that have been incorporated for Bentley’s latest Continental range are significant. They include...

  • Bentley Continental GT3 race car concept
    Bentley Gives Update On Its Motorsport Comeback

    The overwhelmingly positive response to its Continental GT3 race car concept has given Bentley the confidence to return to the world of motorsports, something it’s been wanting to do for a long time. The automaker has already received significant interest for its Continental GT3 from numerous...

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    Watch The Continental GT Transform Into Bentley's New Race Car Concept: Video

    Bentley gave us the biggest indication yet that it’s seriously considering a return to motorsports with the unveiling of the striking Continental GT3 Concept at the recent 2012 Paris Auto Show. While any motorsport debut for Bentley is likely to be years away still, the automaker has...

  • 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed
    More Powerful Bentley W12 Engine In The Works: Report

    Under the hood of the recently-updated Bentley Continental GT Speed lurks a 6.0-liter, twin-turbo W-12 engine good for some 625 horsepower. By anyone’s standards, that’s a significant amount of output, even when it has to propel a car that tips the scales at over 5,000 pounds...

  • Bentley Continental GT3 race car concept
    Production Bentley Continental GT3 Rumored

    At last week’s 2012 Paris Auto Show Bentley unveiled a race car concept based on its luxury-oriented Continental GT. Simply labeled the Continental GT3, the one-off concept is confirmation of Bentley’s interest in returning to motorsports, which could include a new one-make racing...

  • Bentley Continental GT3 race car concept
    Bentley Continental GT3 Concept: 2012 Paris Auto Show

    Although you’d never guess it from Bentley’s current product line, the luxury automaker has a long history of motorsports glory. From 1927 through 1930, Bentley dominated the competition at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, taking first place in four consecutive years (and capturing first...

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