2012 Bentley Continental GT Convertible

Jan 17th
Tour guide and former leather trimmer Nigel Lofkin admits that, before VW bought Bentley, the assembly plant in Crewe, England, was quite a bit messier. It is now spotless. Vacuums suck up all the leather bits and wood shavings that would otherwise litter the floor, and a ventilation system clears the air of the unpleasant odors from the processing. Lofkin…
2015 Bentley Continental GT Speed Coupe

Jan 14th
One thing that has always separated Bentley from its former longtime partner Rolls-Royce is its racing heritage. Bentley trots out this factoid from time to time when it wants to go back to the track, as it did at Le Mans from 2001 to 2003 with the Speed 8 and as it is doing now with the Continental GT3 in…
2017 Bentley Mulsanne Review

Jan 5th
If you’re rich—really rich—what fills your heart with dread? Not being rich anymore. Which may explain why the ultra-wealthy are drawn to objects that suggest permanence: big, imposing houses that look like they’ve been around forever and big, imposing cars like the Bentley Mulsanne, which is a veritable manor house on wheels.That the Bentley hails from the U.K. and carries…
2015 Bentley Flying Spur

Dec 31st
Why would any potential buyer of a Bentley Flying Spur—a rolling symbol of a life lived large—ever choose an engine that has less power and fewer cylinders than the existing 6.0-liter W-12? We can pretty much discount price. The new V-8 model is $20,700 cheaper than the one powered by the W-12, and that would be considered a sizable discount…
2014 Bentley Continental GT Coupe

Dec 21st
It’s been said you have only one chance to make a good first impression. And if the occasion were selecting just the right kind of contemporary Bentley in which to arrive at the front door of Downton Abbey’s Highclere Castle, might we suggest the Continental GT V8 S? Sure, there have been two generations and many permutations of the Continental…
2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed

Dec 19th
Traffic, like life, moves slowly in America’s retirement capital. Maybe it’s that retirees are free of commitments, or it’s a subconscious attempt to delay the inevitable, or maybe everyone just dawdles lest they show up for dinner before the restaurant opens. Whatever the cause, Florida’s slow-motion transit means that while you can buy a $342,000, 190-mph sedan, even the truly…
2018 Bentley Continental Supersports Review

Dec 11th
Thanks to the digital special-effects expertise in Hollywood, our eyes routinely experience impossible violations of the laws of physics. Which sets an unnaturally high bar for astonishment when encountering the likes of the Bentley Continental Supersports, a leather-lined luxury two-door that weighs more than some full-size SUVs but can outrun a Corvette Stingray Grand Sport to 60 mph. While your…
2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed Coupe

Nov 16th
In my mind it’s a Fiat Punto, but I really have no clue exactly which variety of vehicular mailbox pulled out into the left lane to pass the commercial truck. I remember that the truck had a cartoon of a hot dog with eyes. This was troubling for several reasons, including the fact that I’m not entirely sure it was…
2014 Bentley Flying Spur

Nov 16th
Like the members of your local Lions Club in their private moments, the auto industry is obsessed with stiffness. It seems that every model redesign brings boasts of increased torsional rigidity, augmented bending stiffness, and firmer suspensions. Not this time. Bentley claims the 2014 Flying Spur’s front and rear air springs are 10 and 13 percent softer, respectively, than its…
2017 Bentley Bentayga

Nov 16th
A distant thrum breaks the dawn’s silence, sounding for all the world like a C-130’s four huge props slashing the air high above the Utah desert. We scan the sky as the noise throbs nearer. When the source finally materializes, it’s actually ground-bound, a convoy of dozens of modified trucks jacked high on lift kits and oversized tires. What we…
2011 Bentley Continental GT Convertible

Nov 12th
Everybody knows that sports are contests of skill in which a winner emerges, but what are supersports? Judging from the Bentley Supersports, which pairs the automaker’s expected refinement and elegance with supercollider acceleration and centrifugal corner stickiness, Supersports are something altogether more strange, like a mixture of various sports. Think WhirlyBall, which mixes bumper cars with elements of jai alai…
2016 Bentley Continental GT Coupe

Nov 11th
They came seemingly out of nowhere. Nearly 2800 feet above sea level and hours from the nearest city of consequence, a group of approximately four-dozen camera-wielding tourists of random nationalities spun on their heels and began to snap pictures of, well, us. The fact that we arrived at this Norwegian mountaintop overlook in a fleet of candy-hued 2016 Bentley Continental…
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