june 15, 2016 - Bentley Motorsport

Bentley returns to Goodwood festival of speed with three powerful UK debuts

JUN 15, 2016

  • Bentayga, #flyingspurv8s and #continentalgtspeed make UK debuts
  • Bentayga to climb the famous hill piloted by Derek Bell
  • 1929 ‘Blower’ Bentley and modern GT3 race car to tackle hill climb
  • New and Pre-Owned Bentleys displayed on Bentley stand
  • Interactive technology and traditional craftsmanship displays
  • Continental GT V8 S Convertible designed by Sir Peter Blake goes under auction

(Crewe, 15 June 2016) Bentley Motors returns to #goodwoodfestivalofspeed 2016 with a trio of powerful and luxurious UK debuts.

The award-winning #bentayga SUV and new #flyingspurv8s sedan will demonstrate their performance credentials on the Goodwood hill climb, while both models will also be displayed on the Bentley stand alongside the new #continentalgtspeed – the fastest production Bentley ever.

The Bentley #bentayga will be put through its paces on Goodwood’s hill by Derek Bell.  The renowned #racing driver and Bentley Boy was involved in the Bentayga’s development, helping to ensure it delivered the brand’s trademark combination of luxury and performance.

The new #flyingspurv8s will also be challenging the hill climb on its UK debut.  With an increased power output and revised suspension, the #flyingspurv8s can reach 62 mph in just 4.9 seconds, ensuring effortless performance.

Bentley racers past and present will also give fans a taste of the brand’s rich motorsport heritage. The 4 ½ Litre ‘Blower’ originally driven by Tim Birkin at Le Mans will make its way up the hill, while the present day Continental GT3 race car will be driven by modern day Bentley Boy, David Brabham.

The fastest production Bentley ever makes its first UK public appearance. The new #continentalgtspeed raises the bar even further in terms of exclusivity and performance with increased power and torque that drops the car’s 0-60mph sprint time to just 3.9 seconds.

Joining the latest additions to the Bentley range on stand will be a selection of Pre-owned models, demonstrating the continued appeal of the marque long after a car’s first ownership.  Visitors will also see interactive displays of the traditional craftsmanship techniques used by some of Bentley’s factory colleagues, alongside innovative technology displays – including facial recognition technology designed to help customers specify their ideal car.

Away from the main Bentley stand, on Friday 24th June, a Continental GT V8 S Convertible designed by the father of British pop-art, Sir Peter Blake, will go under auction by Bonhams, with all proceeds going to the Care2Save Charitable Trust. The Trust promotes the development and growth of supportive, palliative and hospice care around the world.

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Notes to editors

About Bentley Motors

  • Follow Bentley’s presence at #goodwoodfestivalofspeed 2016 at @bentleycomms and @bentleymotors.
  • Bentley Motors is the most sought after luxury car brand in the world. The company’s headquarters in Crewe is home to all of its operations including design, R&D, engineering and production of the company’s four model lines, #bentayga, Continental, Flying Spur and Mulsanne. The combination of fine craftsmanship, using skills that have been handed down through generations, alongside engineering expertise and cutting-edge technology is unique to UK luxury car brands such as Bentley. It is also an example of high-value British manufacturing at its best. Bentley employs around 4,000 people at Crewe.

About The Care2Save Charitable Trust

Bentley and Care2Save are also working together on a second campaign, Bentley Be Me. More information on the Bentley By Me campaign can be found at www.care2save.co.uk/bentley.

The Care2Save Charitable Trust is a UK registered charity (charity number 1151546) which promotes the development and growth of supportive, palliative and hospice care locally, nationally and globally.

It delivers impact for the palliative care sector through high profile international partnerships with famous brands, coupled with innovative and well thought-out campaigns, which encourage generous donors to dig deep.

The Care2Save Charitable Trust aims to: support the development of affordable supportive and palliative care services; enable the development of care through education programmes for family carers and professionals; give communities the knowledge and skills to enable and inspire home based palliative care; support development of ‘in-country’ leadership to advocate for national policy, infrastructure and resources essential for embedding palliative care; and also enable the development of supporting business models to help palliative care organisations become self-sustaining.

During 2016 The Care2Save Charitable Trust is promoting key initiatives including:

  • Care2Save.co.uk, a website which allows shoppers to raise money while they undertake everyday online shopping
  • A campaign to win a Bentley Continental
  • An auction, to bid to win a Bentley Continental designed by iconic Brit pop artist Sir Peter Blake
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