History of Bentley

Bentley It is synonymous with luxury and outstanding performance, they have always had style and they have been fast, they are cars for people with taste and who want to have fun. And since its inception it became an institution British, despite the series of vicissitudes that occurred until it passed to other hands when its founder lost it in the hands of the competition. Bentley went through many stages and went from being a luxurious model something outdated to a car of high speed and high performance; which was what most sought its founder who from very small you interested speed, engines, and motorcycles.

Creation of the Bentley

Walter Owen Bentley founded the brand that bears his name, in 1919, but the fans of WO (nickname by which he was known Walter Owen Bentley) began from an early age. WO was born on September 16, 1888 in London and came from a large family of high economic position. At age 16 he began working in the industry of railways until the shuttle started to develop. With the knowledge acquired in their previous works he began to modify some machines to give them increased speed and efficiency, so then buy a truck began to modify the engine of your car and participate in races, he considered careers as a form of advertising.

During the first world war, their ability allowed him to work as engineer for the Government, won lots of money building air engines; He invested that money in their new cars, and participated in various races that gave him great fame and reliability, along with very wealthy and extravagant people that made this sport for fun.

More affluent people asked for individual body added that Bentley motor, thus was born 6 Speed offering performance, reliability, comfort, covered cars and to embody a new gearbox and clutch system. This model became a very famous and popular that it was even fashionable in those days.

50 Supercharged cars, called "Blower" to the "Le Mans" race in France that were created for the 1929 finances you by Woolf Barnato, a wealthy man who played a decisive role in the history of Bentley cars. These cars in the 1929 Edition, occupied the top four positions; and they got the victory at Le Mans in 1924, 1927, 1928, 1929 and 1930.

For 1929 due to the crisis that hurt the sector of luxury cars & vehicles by Council of advisers of Barnato, who removed the support had been receiving Bentley, the great company carrying's on its large economic problems, entered into an auction. In 1931 Rolls-Royce intervened to save the name of Bentley, ending the golden age of the brand.

Despite disappearing from the race, Bentley models recovered his fame, after the second world war. One of the first on sale and with a body Mark 6 Bentley. 1950 The most desired model was the Continental R type that eventually became a classic model thanks to its design.

Bentley in the present

Rolls Royce continued to produce more cars keeping Bentley brand, because the name gave them great publicity. For the 80's Rolls-Royce came to go through bad times for not being competitive and it is put up for sale. Volkswagen was the winner and though not able to use the logo and name of Rolls-Royce, got the Bentley brand as a consolation prize. The first Volkswagen design did not obtain the expected reception due to its design, but in his second attempt to the Bentley Continental GT was all that WO had dreamed of.

New designs for the new Millennium

The Continental GT model had a dream design, high speed, power and performance, Bentley cars returned to its golden age and won two consecutive years (2002-2003) Les Mans.

In the following designs of Volkswagen, its commitment to uphold the values of the brand Bentley was met and on 16 August 2009, for the 90 years of celebration of Mark Bentley, brought to light new Bentley Mulsanne , a unique car with the highest standards of technology with the ultimate in luxury and the traditions of Bentley.

The bright future of Bentley

With confidence we can say that the history of Bentley still has many lines by be written, with very light and luxurious lyrics as well as their models.

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Bentley Cars Reviews

Bentley Arnage

Bentley Arnage

The Mulsanne like Arnage retains the 6750 cc/411 in six point seven five liter OHV engine which was modified to meet the regulations of the euro emission. The engine of the coupe is much lighter and improve efficiency of fuel variable cam phasing is used.

Bentley Continental GT

Bentley Continental GT

During the year a 2+2 GT car the Bentley Continental was released which replaced the old tolls Royce based R and T continental. The coupe has a six point zero liter twin turbocharged W12 engine which creates a DIN rated motive power output of the horsepower 256 412 kW, 552 bath and 650 Newton meters of torque that is 479 lbf.

Bentley Mulsanne

Bentley Mulsanne

In the United Kingdom a luxury car was produced by Bentley motors limited. The car was named as the Bentley Mulsanne. The name of the coupe is derived from the historical pedigree of racing, which includes ...

Technical characteristics of Bentley Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Bentley 4-Litre 1930 121HP (89 kW) @ 4000 rpm 18.7 l/100km
2 Bentley Continental GT 2007 559HP (411 kW) @ 6100 rpm 16.6 l/100km
3 Bentley Continental GT Speed 2007 610HP (448 kW) @ 6000 rpm 16.6 l/100km
4 Bentley Continental GTC 2009 560HP (412 kW) @ 6100 rpm 16.6 l/100km
5 Bentley Mk VI 1952 n/a 18.7 l/100km
6 Bentley R-Type Continental 1952 n/a 18.7 l/100km
7 Bentley Continental T 1998 425HP (313 kW) @ 4000 rpm 18.7 l/100km
8 Bentley Mk VI 1946 n/a 18.7 l/100km
9 Bentley S2 1960 n/a 18.7 l/100km
10 Bentley Azure T 2008 507HP (372 kW) @ 4200 rpm 19.5 l/100km
11 Bentley Brooklands 1996 304HP (223 kW) @ 0 rpm 18.7 l/100km
12 Bentley Continental Supersports 2009 630HP (463 kW) @ 6000 rpm 16.3 l/100km
13 Bentley Arnage RL 2006 456HP (335 kW) @ 4100 rpm 19.5 l/100km
14 Bentley Arnage T 2002 456HP (335 kW) @ 4100 rpm 20.6 l/100km
15 Bentley Azure 2005 456HP (335 kW) @ 4100 rpm 19.5 l/100km