Bentley. The Book

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Bentley was founded by Walter Owen Bentley, known to all as "W.O." He was a born engineer, but his first experience was not with motor cars - it was trains. In 1905, aged 16, he set off on his bicycle to work at the Great Northern Railway Locomotive Works in Doncaster, northern England.

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Bentley - The Book is a spectacular 304 page hardcover journey into the powerful world of the brand showcasing 250 photographs, handcrafted by Bentley and published by teNeues with the foreword by five-time Le Mans winner Derek Bell and an introduction by Edito In Chief of GQ, Dylan JOnes in English, German, French, Russian and Chinese.

Theirs cars are only accessible to a very few but this books brings the story of this brand's history to all of us. Certainly, if you love cars, this is a must have for your library.

This is the company that created a Le Mans winner and a state limousine in the same year. Their 200 mph vehicles contain the handstitching of fine leather and of high glossed veneers from 80-year-old trees; as well as the latest in-car technologies.

For Bentley there is no contradiction between supreme luxury and sheer exhilaration. This was James Bond’s first car, the record-setting ride of the Bentley Boys, the vision of founder W. O. Bentley – “a fast car, a good car, the best in its class” – and a vision that is still unfolding. Here is a grand tour through one of automotive’s truly distinctive brands.

A breathtaking array of images, from conceptual sketches to artistic portraits and vintage press materials capture a unique blend of meticulous craftsmanship and precision engineering. Readers also gain detailed insights into the bespoke manufacturing process as well as a presentation of individual models from the very beginning to the present day. In addition, there¹s a fascinating examination of the philosophy behind the brand, detailing how the spirit of Bentley has evolved over time‹including a look at the company¹s collaboration with the St. Regis Hotel in the form of the exclusive Bentley suite.

As one would expect from a car renowned for its customization and fine distinguishing touches, The Bentley Book showcases the most important models and even special one-offs, like the Beatles Bentley. Racing enthusiasts will be thrilled by the special chapter on the 24-hour Le Mans race, which holds a significant place in Bentley¹s history. The company¹s recent developments are presented in style with breathtaking spreads on the latest models, including the Continental GT Speed Convertible as well as the new Flying Spur.

(source: Courtesy of teNeues. Photos © Bentley Motors)

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Bentley   Named after W.O. Bentley. (England) 1920 to date.
Bentley related emblems   
Bentley brochures   
Bentley exhibits   
Bentley Continental GTC : 2007   
Bentley Hunaudi : 2000   
Bentley Continental GT : 2004   479lb ft torque.
Bentley Continental Flying Spur : 2005   The Continental GT morphs into a sedan.
Bentley Arnage : 2009   150 final series.
Bentley Azure T : 2008   The world's most elegant four-seat convertible.
Bentley - Power on Ice   
Ego for Bentley   From The Netherlands. Only 250 produced.
Bentley V8 celebrates 50 years   
Bentley related hood ornaments   
Bentley Extreme tease   
Bentley Appoints new importer in Malaysia.   
Bentley Continental Supersports : 2009   
Bentley Expansion of Retail Network with Appointment of Bentley Austin   
Bentley Athens opens its new showroom   
Bentley Achieves Recyclability Benchmark   
Bentley Prague moves up to full dealership status   
Bentley to reveal all-new model in August at the Pebble Beach Concours D' Elegance   
Bentley Motors' successful Apprenticeship program recognized   
Bentley Mulsanne : 2010   
Bentley Continental GTC Speed : 2009   Refined and extended.
Bentley Continental Supersports goes green   
Bentley Zai ski   World-first use of innovative materials.
Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible : 2010   FlexFuel technology now standard across Continental model range.
Bentley opens in Sao Paulo   
Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed Arabia : 2010   A total of only 50 will be built.
Bentley Continental Flying Star by Touring : 2010   Limited production run of up to 20 units.
Bentley Continental GT : 2011   New, sculptured exterior exudes quality and design integrity.
Bentley Continental Flying Spur "Series 51" design options unveiled   Introduced on all Continental Flying Spur and Supersports models.
Bentley Continental Flying Spur CFS : 2012   Limited edition of 10.
Bentley EXP 9 F : 2012   
Bentley Continental GTC V8 convertible : 2012   Debuts at the 2012 New York International Auto Show.
Bentley Crossover approved for production   Sales will begin in 2016.
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Bentley   Official site.
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