Archive for the ‘Bentley’ Category

Australian new car pricing – July 1977

If you were after a little runabout in 1977 the cheapest new car on the market was the Leyland Moke ($2,995). On the other hand, if you were well to do, the most expensive car money could buy was the Bentley T or the near matching Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow (both $58,950). The Moke was also […]

Volkswagen Group tipped to rebrand as Auto Union

Here’s a rumour from GoAuto that has grabbed our interest, according to its report Volkswagen Group is considering a name change to Auto Union. A possible theory for the change would be to establish greater sense of independence for each of the brands under Volkswagen’s control, by removing the Volkswagen name from the umbrella company. […]

2013 Goodwood FoS in pictures – gallery 1

It’s taken us a while to prepare, but here’s your first instalment in our 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed image gallery. We’ve got more than 260 images in all which will be spread out over three galleries. Presented in alphabetical order, this selection of photos starts with Alfa Romeo and ends with Lotus. And doesn’t […]

Bentley v Audi

For his weekly installment Chris Harris takes a look at the Bentley Continental GT Speed. Fair enough, too, it’s got over 600 horsepower and 800Nm of torque on tap from its 6.0 litre W12 engine. But at 2300kg the Speed represents a bit of a quandary. Does all that power go to waste? Extending the […]

2013 Geneva Motor Show in pictures – part 1

The Geneva Motor Show is still underway over in Europe and while we’re sure almost all of our readers would love to be there we’re doing the best we can to bring you a little closer to the action. Here is the first installment of over 250 pictures from the show, from Alfa Romeo to […]

Bentley seeks rally inspiration for GT3 racer

Bentley’s return to competitive GT3 racing has taken another positive step with the signing of a technical partnership with Malcolm Wilson’s M-Sport. We’ll be seeing Bentley on track late next year with a fully developed version of the Continental GT3 concept first shown at the Paris Motor Show in September. Malcolm Wilson says he is […]

Production Bentley Continental GT3 planned

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Word from the Paris Motor Show suggests Bentley has plans to adapt their Continental GT3 racecar into a road-going production model, Car magazine reports. It’s believed up to 300 models could be built with the engine to be either a 6.0 litre W12 engine or 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8, with the magic number expected to […]

Paris 2012: Bentley Continental GT3 concept

The highlight of Bentley’s stand at the Pairs Motor Show is their Continental GT3 concept. It’s based on the Continental GT Speed and is set to hit racetracks late next year. It’ll be great seeing the big Bentley mixing it with the best on offer from the likes of Audi, Ferrari, McLaren, Porsche and others. […]

2012 Geneva Motor Show in pictures – part 1

After a couple of days for press previews the doors to the 2012 Geneva Motor Show are about to be opened to the public. Figuring you probably can’t make it we’re bringing you our biggest photo gallery ever. That’s right, there’ll be over 200 images from the floor of Geneva for you to enjoy. We’ve […]

2012 Detroit Motor Show photo gallery

Here we have a selection of images from the floor of the Detroit Motor Show, or more correctly, the North American International Auto Show. Unlike Tokyo late last year there’s a noticeable lack of weird and wonderful concept creations, but we certainly applaud the appearance of the Honda NSX Concept. It’s easily the clear star […]

Somebody, please, make it stop!

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“If Bentley were able to sell an SUV with the same level of craftsmanship as a Continental or Mulsanne, we could have an interesting success on our hands. “I believe our version of the Cayenne could become our biggest selling vehicle… With an SUV, Porsche doubled in size.” They are the harrowing words of Bentley […]

AIMS 2011 gallery: Everything else

Here’s all the left over bits from the Australian International Motor Show. The cars that didn’t quite have enough material for their own sub-gallery or, in some case, cars that usually don’t fit the AUSmotive niche. The Suzuki Swift S-Concept you see above caught our eye. It looks quite sharp, don’t you think. Speaking of […]

The new Bentley Continental GT, now in video

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Following the release of images of the new Continental GT from Bentley you can now feast your eyes on a new video clip. Despite ending somewhat abruptly the footage has a great blend of imagery featuring production and design techniques interwoven with the big GT driving around the Ascari race track.