Forward-thinking innovation and racing prowess combined with incomparable artisan elegance:
this is what Bentley brings together. 100 years of history and know-how have transformed this luxury English brand into the philosopher's stone of gran turismos all over the world. This brand was designed for two purposes: to amaze people and to compete in races; interestingly, it competed in its first race the year it was founded. "The pillars of our racing strategy are testing and raising our profile" says the founder, O.W. Bentley.
This racing tradition started on the British circuits and went global with the Le Mans victories in 1924, 1928 and 1930, when two 6 1/2 litre Speed 6 ranked first and second. These were the years of the Bentley Boys, the famously feared pilots, whose cars Ettore Bugatti described as "the fasted trucks in the world". It's true: Bentleys were big and heavy, but from a technical perspective, they were so advanced and powerful that they managed to race past their lighter and faster competitors.
Today, Bentley Motors is the most highly sought-after premium brand in the world and it is considered a reference of excellence when it comes to luxury granturismos.
Over the past few years in Italy, more and more enthusiasts have been drawn to its unmistakeable design and the extraordinary craftsmanship. As an example, just look at the interior surfaces of the Continental GT Convertible's headlights: inspired by refined carved crystal chalices, the rims are accurately defined to reflect and concentrate light like a diamond.
Bentley's full collection now comprises Bentayga, Flying Spur, Mulsanne, Continental GT and the brand-new third generation Continental GT Convertible, which embodies all the know-how Bentley has acquired throughout the years.
The result of 100 great years of history will be showcased at Auto e Moto d'Epoca 2019: this chance to discover Bentley is a once-in-a-century opportunity.