Bentley didn’t pull any punches last week during the 23rd running of the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
In addition to the interactive displays of traditional craftsmanship techniques used by some of Bentley’s factory colleagues, the legendary English carmaker rolled into West Sussex with three luxurious UK debuts—the Bentayga, Flying Spur V8 S, and Continental GT Speed.
The award-winning Bentayga SUV and Flying Spur V8 S sedan were brought to convey the high-performance credentials of the Bentley brand by effortlessly climbing the legendary Goodwood hill at pace.
Following the climb, the two cars were parked on the Bentley stand, alongside the new Continental GT Speed—the fastest production Bentley ever—to display for all in attendance.
Renowned racing driver, and Bentley Boy, Derek Bell, was tapped to put the Bentayga—the car he helped design—through the paces to ensure the SUV’s display delivered a clear projection of luxury and performance on the track.
Flying Spur V8 S
The new Flying Spur V8 S also challenged the hill, but particularly WOW-ed audiences with a demonstration of its increased power output and revised suspension, reaching 62 mph in just 4.9 seconds.
Continental GT Speed
The fastest production Bentley, the new Continental GT Speed could barely be seen it moved so quickly along the track—its power and torque propel they car at a dead sprint from 0 to 60mph in under 4 seconds.
1929 ‘Blower’ Bentley and Current GT3
Aside from production models, Bentley provided an additional display for all racing enthusiasts in attendance at Goodwood—the 4.5 Litre ‘Blower’ originally driven by Tim Birkin at Le Mans, and the current Continental GT3 race car, driven by Bentley Boy himself, David Brabham.
Aside from the five Bentley’s demoed on the Hill, the company also brought a number of pre-owned models to the display in order to demonstrate the appeal-longevity of the marque long after the first owner has said “goodbye.”
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