Carbon Fibre Bumper, Spliter and Integrated Strakes Feature at Front of Continental GT(24 June 2011. Crewe, England) – Widely acclaimed for its crisp, sculpted design, the new Bentley Continental GT is poised to create a further stir with the new Mulliner Styling Specification, a range of Bentley-designed styling options reaffirming its potent road presence.
The new Mulliner Styling Specification’s Classic Pack features a unique front bumper splitter, strakes integrated into the front intake grilles, side extension blades and a rear diffuser, all made from high-gloss, black carbon-fibre. These are complemented by a range of individual design options, comprising black, carbon-fibre rear spoiler and door mirror cowls as well as distinctive, black-painted 21-inch ‘Elegant’ alloy wheels and dark mesh front wing vents with black carbon-fibre bezels.
Styled by Raul Pires, Bentley’s head of exterior design who, under the leadership of Design Director Dirk van Braeckel, was the creative force behind the lithe shape of the Continental GT, the Mulliner Styling Specification underlines the iconic form of Bentley’s new GT. Pires comments: The Mulliner Styling Specification, with its sharper lines and darker, lower appearance subtly underscores the extrovert, flamboyant nature of our new Coupe. It delivers a more personalised, sportive interpretation of a luxurious, refined GT.
New Bentley Continental GT(Beijing, Friday 20th May) – Bentley Motors this week announced that it had sold a record 396 cars in Mainland China in the first four months of 2011. This shattered the previous record – which was set only last year – by a staggering 66%.
In 2010, Bentley sold just under a thousand cars in China – nearly double the previous year’s performance – making it the third most important single market for Bentley. But, after the first four months of 2011, China had outsold the UK for the first time making it the second most important market after the United States. Around one in four Bentleys sold globally, is now sold in China.
The result is all the more impressive considering the sales record has largely been achieved before the arrival of the new Continental GT and new Mulsanne – two new models that are already building large order books in the rest of the world. Sales expectations for the full year are therefore that this growth will accelerate as the new models land.
Bentley craft apprentices Reece Jenks , Paul Alcock and Marcus Gorvin in the Bentley tool room training for the manufacturing team challenge at World Skills 2011(Press Release – Crewe, Tuesday 15th March 2011) –Luxury car manufacturer Bentley Motors is holding an apprentice open day on Saturday 19th March from 9.00am to 1.00pm at its worldwide headquarters on Pyms Lane, Crewe, Cheshire. All enthusiastic students are welcome to attend. Tickets are not required.
The latest Bentley – the new Continental GT – will be on display and visitors will have the opportunity to visit a special design exhibition “The Unbroken line”. This display allows visitors a glimpse inside the usually secret and closed world of the Bentley design studios and also a rare chance to view some of the finest Bentleys from over the past 90 years. Anybody interested in joining the Bentley apprenticeship scheme will be able to meet with current apprentices who will be on hand to demonstrate some of the skills that they have acquired during their training. There will also be a film produced by the apprentices themselves which gives a flavour of their life at Bentley. Bentley Academy staff will also be available to discuss the application process and explain how a Bentley apprenticeship scheme can be the start of an exciting and rewarding career in the industry. Applications are open until 16th May and candidates should apply on-line at www.bentleymotors.com/careers.