If you could choose one sport luxury coupe, Bentley’s Continental GT would be high on many peoples’ list. Of course its considerable price of entry limits its clientele, but that doesn’t mean the…

2017 Bentley Continental GT V8 Road Test

Go ahead. Don't be shy. Nobody's watching. Indulge yourself, even for a moment. After all, it's just a car. But what a car! Feast your eyes upon one of the most beautiful luxury sporty coupes to come along this millennium.

I know. Bentley's Continental GT is nothing new. In my part of the country you're bound to see one drive by daily, yet I never tire of its lines. Its 2011 redesign refined the curvaceous theme, and the 2016 update added fresh new elements, although in both cases Crewe made sure not to mess with the formula that's allowed this car unprecedented success.

Personal time well spent with two-door Bentley hardtops began before the modern-day Continental GT transformed the entire ultra-luxury sector in 2004, yet the thought of getting behind the wheel of yet another reignites the senses. Bentley calls the bronzy grey-brown metallic coating this particular Continental GT V8, Spectre. It's stunning. The closer you get the more dazzling it becomes. There's a three-dimensional Read Full Story
In case you thought Bentley already produced the ultimate luxury SUV, not so confirmed the revered British ultra-luxury marque when it coined its Bentayga Mulliner “The Ultimate Luxury SUV”, a “flagship…

Bentayga Mulliner pushes world’s most luxurious SUV further upmarket

In case you thought Bentley already produced the ultimate luxury SUV, not so confirmed the revered British ultra-luxury marque when it coined its Bentayga Mulliner "The Ultimate Luxury SUV", a "flagship model" that sets "new standards in automotive luxury" at its Geneva auto show introduction.

OK, Mulliner is merely a top-line trim level of the already ultimate Bentayga and not an entirely new SUV, but it should nevertheless be noted that improvements must be plentiful in order to warrant the highly respected Mulliner name.

On that note, dubbing Mulliner a trim level doesn't do the name, or rather the British firm's personal commissioning division justice. Mulliner is Bentley's exclusive in-house bespoke customizing shop, which has long made the brand's hedonistically accoutered coupes, convertibles and luxury sedans even more hedonistically accoutered, and therefore is now doing the same for Crewe's first-ever SUV.

The new Bentayga Mulliner will likely become Read Full Story
New for 2017, Bentley filled the gap between its most basic Flying Spur V8 and W12-powered model with a 521-hp V8 version that’s capable of blisteringly quick 4.9-second blasts to 100km/h and enhanced…

2017 Bentley Flying Spur V8 S Road Test Review

To call the new V8 S the "sport sedan" of Bentley's 2017 Flying Spur range somehow doesn't seem right.

After all, the "base" Flying Spur boasts a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 outputting 500 horsepower and 487 lb-ft of torque through an eight-speed Quickshift automatic with manual mode and paddle shifters plus standard 40:60 rear-biased all-wheel drive that grips tarmac via sizeable 19-inch alloys wrapped in 275/45ZR19s, the result being a 5.2-second charge to 100km/h, a 295 km/h (183 mph) top speed, and plenty of capability through the corners. Even better, the 6.0-litre W12-powered version, simply called Flying Spur without any engine reference, hits 100km/h in 4.6 seconds before attaining a 320-km/h (199-mph) terminal velocity thanks to 616 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. In other words, Bentley doesn't make a Flying Spur that wouldn't qualify as a sport sedan, other than simultaneously being hedonistically plush and therefore normally classified as a luxury sedan. That's Read Full Story
Ask those in the know about their favourite luxury sports coupe or convertible and Bentley’s Continental often gets named, not only for its beautiful lines and luxurious interior, but also its superb…

New Bentley Continental Supersports achieves world’s fastest four-seater status

Ask those in the know about their favourite luxury sports coupe or convertible and Bentley's Continental often gets named, not only for its beautiful lines and luxurious interior, but also its superb driving dynamics.

Whether equipped with its base 500 horsepower twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 good for 4.8 seconds from standstill to 100km/h and a 305 km/h (190 mph) top speed, the 520 horsepower version of the same engine found in the V8 S that's capable of a 4.5-second sprint to 100km/h and 309 km/h (192 mph) terminal velocity, the 582 horsepower twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre W12-powered GT that achieves identical straight-line performance albeit a higher top speed of 319 km/h (198 mph), or the 633 horsepower version of that more potent W12 that's capable of 4.1 seconds to 100km/h and a 332-km/h (206-mph) top speed, it's a four-seat sport luxury coupe that few rivals come close to matching.

Rather than give those challengers opportunity to catch up, Bentley now offers a Read Full Story
Reportedly HM Queen Elizabeth II was Bentley’s first Bentayga W12 customer, lofty company indeed. Of course, her outdated Range Rover wouldn’t be quick enough to escort the corgis to Sandringham,…

2017 Bentley Bentayga W12 Road Test Review

If you want to make a splash while pulling up at your kids' private school, this is the SUV you need. Nothing shows you've arrived like a Bentley grille, and the fact that it now graces a full size family hauler says as much about a rejuvenated Bentley brand as it does about the person behind the wheel.

Whether you see it as the best thing that ever happened to the SUV or the worst moment in Bentley's long and storied existence, the Bentayga marks a significant change in the way this ultra-premium British brand goes about business. Up until this year it's solely been in the car game, but we've seen this saga play out so many times now we shouldn't be at all surprised when yet another classic marque seemingly sells its soul for profit. Let's never forget these companies are mostly subsidiaries of much larger multinationals and therefore tradition is only sacrosanct to the point that progress doesn't interfere with brand equity, and these days that latter attribute is as much about Read Full Story