Tag Archives: Continental

Bentley To Have Three North American Debuts At Pebble Beach

By   August 17, 2016

Bentley Continental GT Speed Black Edition

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.

Continue reading »

Bentley Shows Strong Performance At The Bathurst 12 Hours

By   February 9, 2016

Bentley Continental GT3

Bentley Continental GT3s at Bathurst 12 Hours

This past weekend’s Bathurst 12 Hours was a strong race for British contenders. A McLaren 650S GT3 took home the victory in the Pro class and the Bentley Continental GT3 showed its potential with a podium finish.

For Bentley it was the Number 10 Team M-Sport car that had the most success at the Mount Panorama circuit. The car managed to lead the race for over an hour before it came back in the pack to finish in third place.

Continue reading »

Bentley Shows Their Past, Present And Future Cars

By   August 7, 2015

Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6

Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6

Bentley will have a good presence at Monterey Car Week this next week. The British luxury car maker will display historic, current and concept cars at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and the surrounding events.

Showing what the future holds they will be displaying the EXP 10 Speed 6. The concept car that shows the styling direction of future Bentleys will be viewable at two events during the week. It will be at The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering and at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on the Concept Lawn.

Continue reading »

Bentley Prepares For Nurburgring 24 Hour Race

By   May 12, 2015

Bentley Continental GT3

Bentley Continental GT3

The Nurburgring is one of the toughest and most famous racing tracks in the world. For Bentley it is the ADAC Zurich 24-Hour Race held at the circuit that is the next challenge for their Continental GT3 racing program.

The British automaker may be known for its high-end luxury cars, but it has quite a racing history. The GT3 looks to continue in the footsteps of the Bentleys that came before it.

Click past the jump (or scroll down if you came directly to the full article) to find out more about how Bentley is preparing for the legendary track.

Continue reading »

8 Stunning Supercars On The Pebble Beach Concept Lawn

By   August 18, 2014

Mercedes Design Study Front View

The Mercedes-Benz Design Concept

This past weekend was the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The yearly event is a chance to see some increasingly cars. There are so many stunning vehicles around the Monterey area during the week that Ferraris become almost as common as Toyotas.

One of the highlights of the event is the Concept Lawn. This is where automakers show concepts or their latest production cars. The majority of the automobiles in this section are supercars, so we personally really enjoy seeing what high performance machines will be hitting the street (or track) very soon.

8. Hennessey Venom GT

Hennessey Venom GT

The Hennessey Venom GT is one of the few cars that can compete with the Bugatti Veyron. For a short time it held the world record for the fastest production car in the world and it still is fast enough to travel back in time.

7. Lamborghini Aventador

Lamborghini Aventador

Lamborghini had their 12 cylinder Aventador supercar on display. The car looked stunning, but got a little lost among some of the more extreme hybrids and race only cars.

6. Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo

Lamborghini Aventador Race Car

The Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo made its debut on Friday, but it was also on display on the Sunday of the Concours. The non-street legal racing machine is made to compete in the single make Super Trofeo series and will be purchased by private racing teams. This is as extreme as you can get in the car that replaced the Gallardo.

5. Bentley Continental GT3

Bentley Continental GT3

The racing theme continued with Bentley as they showed off their Continental GT3. The competition car looses the luxury that you expect in a Bentley and gets a stripped interior and safety equipment. It also has very aggressive styling that will strike fear in other racers.

4. Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche 918 Spyder

887 horsepower and a Nurburgring lap time of just 6:57 (the record for a production car) is just about all a sales person has to say when talking about the Porsche 918 Spyder. We had seen the prototype before, but the finished product looks just a bit more polished and refined. With a very limited production this is sure to be a car that top Porsche collectors will want in their collection.

3. McLaren P1 GTR

McLaren P1 GTR

The actual global debut of the McLaren P1 GTR was at an invite only event, however on the Concours Sunday the car was moved from the private McLaren tent and shown on the concourse lawn. The P1 GTR will be a very exclusive racing car as it is only available for sale to those that purchased one of the 375 P1 road cars.

2. Renovo Daytona Coupe

Renovo Daytona Coupe

We loved the Renovo Daytona Coupe. At first it looked like just a very nice replica of the car that Shelby made in the ’60s, but it is actually a 500 horsepower all-electric vehicle. The car starts at over $500,000, so it commands a premium well over a Tesla Model S.

1. Mercedes-Benz Vision Gran Turismo Concept Car

Mercedes Design Concept

By far the most popular car on the concept lawn was the Mercedes-Benz Vision Gran Turismo Concept. The car looks like a modern take on a 1930’s car and we think that Marvel should contact Mercedes to get this into one of their superhero movies (we can see Tony Stark behind the wheel now). The car is available to drive in Gran Turismo 6, but with its looks everyone at the show wanted the car to be a production car.