From the beginnings in 1919 when Walter Owen Bentley first registered his name, via the racing years and the howl of mighty sports cars on the Mulsanne Straight through to the very latest in car manufacturing, Bentley have been at the forefront of prestige automotive design. It is the vision of that founding company that brings us today to the performance and beauty of the new Continental GT Speed – the most powerful Bentley yet.
In a series of inspirational and beautifully produced videos that can be seen here, the Company are demonstrating what the pursuit of excellence means. In these days of mass marketing they are showing there is still room for the word ‘bespoke’ in the motoring lexicon; combining traditional craftsmanship with high tech solutions.
As a result it comes as no surprise to learn that 90% of all Bentley production over nearly one hundred years is still on the road or preserved in functioning order. That’s a remarkable achievement.
In these economically difficult times it may be hard to see the purpose of luxury cars and other products but it is because of them we get innovation and advances in safety and economy, for example. Without high end design the world would never move forward.
There’s nothing wrong with having a dream and aspiring to better things. We all enjoy a bit of luxury and from the day that a new driver experiences the pleasure of their first car the die is cast. It is thanks to brands like Bentley Motors that we are able to do this.
The continuing pursuit of excellence in automotive technology is thanks to the work of early pioneers like Walter Bentley. Without them the car would just be transport.
This post has been sponsored by Bentley but all thoughts are our own.