Bentley Continental GT Speed Black Edition
We are finally to Monterey Car Week. While automotive activities started yesterday, the events really pickup once the weekend comes around with it all leading up to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
The prestigious car show is also the place that many companies choose to make their World or North American debuts. This year Bentley will be one of these brands as they will have three North American debuts.
What Bentley touts as their most luxurious model ever, the Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase, will make its North American debut during Monterey Car Week. The vehicle will first debut on this continent at the Quail: A Motorsports Gathering on Friday, August 19th. It will also be on the concept lawn of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday the 21st.
The new Bentley Flying Spur V8 S will make its US debut at Pebble Beach. The car is positioned to sit between the standard Flying Spur V8 and the top of the line Flying Spur W12. Over the normal V8, the S was designed to be more driver focused and offers more power and performance.
The 206 mph Bentley Continental GT Speed Black Edition will also be on display over the week. The performance car has been reworked to offer more horsepower and torque.
Possibly the most intriguing event will be when the Bentley Bentayga shows off its towing capabilities by hauling a Bowlus Road Chief to Turn 10 of the Laguna Seca track where it will be part of a brand display. This is the first time in 97 years that a tow bar was made as an option for a Bentley and it will make its North American debut at the track. On Saturday the Bentayga and a Bowlus Road Chief – Limited Edition Lithium+ trailer will be displayed together at the British brand’s Pebble Beach Signature Party.
Michael Winkler, President and CEO, Bentley said: “The Monterey Auto Week always sees a remarkable gathering of Bentley customers and enthusiasts, and is a great occasion to celebrate the past and present of this iconic brand. We are fast approaching our centenary in 2019, and our newest vehicles on display at Pebble Beach this year point to an extraordinary future.”