BENTLEY MOTORS CARRY ON THE LEGACY
22 June 2017 | England
“Energy encased in molten alloys, that when the wheels hit the streets it makes the world its ramp with flamboyance and style.
“Energy encased in molten alloys, that when the wheels hit the streets it makes the world its ramp with flamboyance and style. It's like an iWoolf Barnato was a wealthy British motorist who won three of the races at Le Mans consecutively and finally after knowing the success of Bentley, he decided buy the company hemorrhaged on financial troubles, soon becoming the chairman of the company.
In 1931 the company finalised a deal, initiated by British Central Equitable Trust fronting Rolls-Royce and in 1933 Bentley introduced 31/2 litre model that was a mixture of sport and luxury .
In the 1940’s Bentley Mark VI marked the first production of Bentley, built entirely in its Crewe factory. The model utilized stamped steel construction for the first time and became one of the best-selling Bentleys in the company’s history.
The Bentley Continental lineup has expanded from one of the fastest sedans to now seven even faster sedans and convertibles, including one flex-fuel vehicle. Each has the 6-liter W12 engine, but the Continental Supersports, as part of Bentley's commitment to reducing its carbon footprint company-wide, can run on either gasoline or biofuels. With the introduction of the Bentley Mulsanne in the summer of 2009, Bentley was back on firm ground with a long, luxurious, gasoline-powered sedan.
Bentley promises to deliver excellence that results from the unique tension between uncompromising luxury and outstanding performance.rresistible charm; if you park it and walk away without looking back at it - You might have just not bought the right car”.
Walter Owen Bentley, an iconic British engineer and the man to build the legacy of luxury with the continental lines of cars. He was inspired by a paperweight and had pistons made for engines in aluminium alloy.
Started as a premium five-year apprenticeship with Great Northern, he designed complex railway machinery and learnt the art of casting, manufacturing and building it. But after the war in 1919, W. O. with his brother founded Bentley Motors. Taking up small premises in Cricklewood, they turned the aero engines business into producing cars - the best a man can get .
W.O.’s motto was "To build a good car, a fast car, the best in class."
In the beginning Bentley and Bentley was all about French DFP (Doriot, Flandrin & Parant) cars which were the single cylinder light car and was sold by the Doriot-Flandrin. Dissatisfied with the performance of the DFPs, yet convinced that success in competition was the best marketing for them, he initiated to design a high quality sporting tourer for production.
Walter Owens first complete Bentley 3 litre car began its road tests in January 1920. Orders were taken for the first vehicle, but due to setbacks they were delayed until September 21st and was first delivered to Noel van Raalte. Soon after its launch, its durability earned widespread applause.
In 1923, a Bentley finished fourth in the 24 hours Le mans which was followed by winning the coveted race, thus furthering the popularity of up-and-coming auto manufacturer. The 4.5 L raced for the upcoming Le Mans races, with first-place finishes from 1927-1930’s.