The Continental Flying Spur was a key player in Bentley's Volkswagen Group-led revival, lo this past decade. The Spur's been made-over for 2014. Is the 2014 Bentley Flying Spur the same stout, Anglo-Saxon war wagon it was, or has it become something even more magisterial?
With its highest horsepower and lowest suspension, the GT Speed is Bentley's most athletic production car. But what happens when you chop off the roof? Does it retain the qualities that make the Continental such a great ultra GT — its momentousness and poise — or is there just too much rarified air blowing into that…
We're testing out the new Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible near Lake Tahoe, and — well look at that — it's snowing like mad. So far the 5500-pound, 616-horsepower AWD bruiser is holding its own against the SUVs. We've got Dunlop winter shoes on and chains in the trunk if we need them. We'll call if we need air…
Bentley's seen eights come and go; the 8-litre coach of 1930, the cloth-seated Eight "training Bentley" of the 1980s, the Le Mans-winning Speed 8 prototype of 2003. Two of those even had V8 engines, like the new Continental GT V8. Can the more-fuel-efficient octomill match the mighty W12? Let's find out.
Bentley's new, more efficient 4.0-liter V8 will arrive at the 2012 Detroit auto show, just in time for the aftereffects of debtopocalypse, when every US citizen becomes a call-center worker for a Chinese bank conglomerate. Awesome timing!
Toiling away will never be like flogging a classic GT at 11/10ths, but a line of seats inspired by classic sports cars' butt-buckets may make doing that presentation just a bit less sucky.
Bentley hasn't confirmed it, but a return of the Bentley Turbo R could be two years away. The Mulsanne-based coupe would get a 600-hp version of the top Bentley's 6.75-liter V8. That, and about an acre of polished Burr oak.
What happens when technology meets enthusiasts' basement carbuilding? You get stuff like this Bentley Speed 8 replica, which a mad Swedish genius has been scheming, programming and constructing under cover of a Northern European winter. Now it's in the daylight.
No doubt the Bentley twin-turbo W12 is a torque monster. Add all-wheel drive and you've got the perfect stump puller, especially if your stump happens to be a Sprinter van that's stuck in the snow. Extra credit for cable attachment.
Having had its way with Italian cars, Zagato's coachworks business returned its attentions to a British-German hooligan — the Bentley Continental GT. (Remember the Zagato Aston DB7? Sure you do.) What they came up with is the two-tone Bentley GTZ Zagato we first showed you last week. As is their wont, Zagato made the…