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Bentley Continental GT

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Bentley Continental GT

Grand tourer produced by British automaker Bentley Motors since 2003 add

Category: Business (14)

Launched in 1994.

Countries: Finland (33%), North America (13%), United Kingdom (10%)

Main connections: Bentley, Geneva Motor Show, North American International Auto Show

Linked to: Bentley, Audi, Karmann, Pirelli

 

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1994

In 1994 Rolls Royce Motors previewed a very pretty convertible concept car at the Geneva Motor Show - the Concept Java add something

 

The Concept Java never made it into production in the form seen in 1994 add something


1998

It's the first car released by Bentley under Volkswagen AG-management after their acquisition of the company in 1998, and the first ever Bentley to employ "mass production" manufacturing techniques add something


2003

The "' Bentley Continental GT"' is a grand tourer produced by British automaker Bentley Motors since 2003 add something

 

The vehicle was unveiled in 2003 Geneva Motor Show, followed by Le Mans, 2003 Goodwood Festival of Speed, 2003 annual Bentley Drivers Club meeting at Silverstone, add something

 

Together, the Bentley Continental GT and Flying Spur have boosted Bentley's annual production from around 1,000 units in 2003, to 9,200 units in 2006 add something

 

Bentley - In 2003, Bentley's two-door convertible, the Bentley Azure, ceased production, and Bentley introduced a second line, Bentley Continental GT, a large luxury coupé powered by a W12 engine built in Crewe


2004

The vehicles went on sale in October 2004 add something


2005

The Flying Spur utilizes most of the technical underpinnings of the Bentley Continental GT, and was introduced to European and North American markets in the summer of 2005 add something

 

The four-door "Continental Flying Spur" saloon was first displayed at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show add something

 

Bentley - By the autumn of 2005, the convertible version of the successful Continental GT, the Continental GTC, was presented

 

Bentley Arnage - The Arnage range was facelifted in 2005, with a front end resembling that of the new Continental GT

 

The convertible version of the Continental GT, the "'Continental GTC"', was first presented in September 2005, and was introduced to several world markets in the autumn of 2006 add something


2006

It is a version of Bentley Continental GT Speed with custom body produced in association with coachbuilder & Zagato, with technical partners Coventry Prototype Panels, DELVIS GmbH, PPG. The project was conceived during a discussion between Bentley Motors Limited CEO Dr. Ing. Franz Josef Paefgen and Dr. Andrea Zagato, President of Zagato at the Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance in 2006 add something

 

The vehicle was unveiled in 2006 New York International Automobile Show add something

 

Production of Continental GTC began at Crewe, Cheshire plant began at September 2006, before the ending production of Bentley vehicles in Volkswagen Group manufacturing facility in Dresden, Germany at December 2006 add something


2007

Continental GT Speed was unveiled in Laguna Village Polo 2007, followed by 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show add something

 

In early 2007, a Bentley Continental GT Speed equipped with Nokian Hakkapeliitta Sport Utility 5 studded winter tyres and driven by four-time World Rally Champion Juha Kankkunen, broke the World Speed Record on Ice - on the frozen Baltic Sea near Oulu, Finland add something

 

It is a limited version of 2007 model year Continental GT Mulliner Driving Specification, commemorating Crewe factory's 60th anniversary add something

 

Juha Kankkunen - In 2007, Kankkunen set the world speed record on ice in a Bentley Continental GT

 

Juha Kankkunen - In early 2007, Kankkunen set a new world speed record on ice in his privately owned Bentley Continental GT on the frozen Gulf of Bothnia near Oulu, Finland

 

The new Continental GT and GT Speed were available to order from August 2007 add something


2008

The vehicle was unveiled in the 2008 Geneva Motor Show add something

 

Ian Poulter - Poulter is an avid car collector, and along with his 2008 purchase of a Ford GT, he has a Bentley Continental GT, a Ferrari California, and has owned a Ferrari, Nissan Skyline and an Aston Martin DB9


2009

The car was unveiled at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, announced by Jay Leno, to be available in autumn 2009 worldwide, followed by FlexFuel-compatible models in North America by summer 2010 add something

 

The vehicle was unveiled in 2009 North American International Auto Show add something

 

The vehicles were unveiled in 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, followed by Continental GTC model in 2010 North American International Auto Show add something

 

In February 2009, Bentley announced limited production of the Bentley Continental Supersports add something

 

Ordering of Series 51 models began from 1 September 2009 add something


2010

The vehicle was unveiled in 2010 Geneva Motor Show add something

 

The vehicle was unveiled in 2010 Auto China Motor Show in Beijing add something

 

The vehicle was unveiled in 2010 Paris Motor Show add something

 

The vehicle was unveiled in 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, and arrived at Bentley dealers in fall of 2010 as 2011 model year vehicles add something

 

Ordering of Continental GT began in October 2010, with deliveries of 2011 Continental GT began in the first quarter of 2011 add something


2011

Beginning in 2011 model year , all Bentley Continental range vehicles support the use of petrol and E85 bioethanol fuel types in all markets, including North America add something

 

Deliveries of the Bentley Continental GTC began in late 2011 add something

 

The vehicle was unveiled in 2011 Geneva Motor Show add something

 

The vehicle was unveiled in 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, followed by 2012 Qatar International Motor Show add something

 

The watch was unveiled in Baselworld 2011 watch show add something

 

In February 2011, Bentley succeeded in breaking their own land-ice speed record previously set by the Continental GT. They managed to bring a slightly modified Supersports Convertible to 205,48 MPH in Finland, verified by the Guinness World Records add something

 

On February 15, 2011 Kankkunen broke the record again, reaching an average speed of in a convertible Bentley Continental Supersports add something

 

It seems that Bentley provoked the former tyre supplier by attempting a new record with a different brand because, on March 6, 2011, Nokian Tyres test driver, piloting an Audi RS6 with Nokian Hakkapeliitta 7 studded tyres, took the ice speed record in Finland, clocking a top speed of in freezing conditions add something


2012

A series of 2012 Bentley Collection items were produced, including 'The Flying B' range a desk paperweight, letter opener and wine bottle stopper; 'Inspired by Our Heritage' four-piece Espresso coffee cup set featuring original racing scenes from the Brooklands and Le Mans racetracks; jackets, polo shirts and soft shell fleeces, Anthony Holt Silversmiths made-to-order Valet boxes, silver 1:12 replica of the Bentley Blower, Bentley Eyewear Collection sunglasses add something

 

Continental GT $V8 (V8_engine) enter 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed hill climb add something

 

Continental GTC W12, Continental Supersports, Continental GT $V8 (V8_engine) became the official parade cars for 2012 Nürburgring 24 Hour Race add something

 

The vehicle was unveiled in 2012 North American International Auto Show, followed by 2012 Geneva Motor Show, 2012 New York International Auto Show, 2012 Paris International Auto Salon add something

 

The vehicle was unveiled in 2012 North American International Auto Show, followed by SkyLounge in Munich, 2012 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed add something

 

The vehicle was unveiled in 2012 Concorso D'Eleganza add something

 

The vehicle was unveiled in 2012 Paris International Auto Salon, followed by 2012 LA Auto Show add something

 

Jon Jones - In the early morning of May 19, 2012, Jones drove his Bentley Continental GT into a pole in Binghamton, New York


2013

The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 North American International Auto Show add something

 

The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, followed by 2014 North American International Auto Show add something

 

The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed add something

 

The vehicles went on sale in second quarter of 2013 add something

 

To demonstrate Bentley Continental GT's cold climate capabilities, Bentley Power on Ice programme returned in February 2013, allowing existing owners, enthusiasts and aspiring drivers the chance to explore the extreme limits of the Continental GT on the frozen lakes of northern Finland add something


2014

Continental GT3 entered its first development races before starting full competition in the FIA Blancpain Series in 2014, after completing FIA homologation add something

 

The vehicles were set to arrive in Bentley dealerships from early 2014 add something

 

M-Sport - M-Sport started prepairing Bentley Continental GT3 for Blancpain Endurance Series in 2014

 

In May 2014, the factory team won the Silverstone round of the Blancpain Endurance Series add something


2015

In 2015, journalists made a GT3-R go 0-60mph in 3,3 seconds add something


2016

At the 2016 Bathurst 12 Hour, two Bentley Team M-Sport GT3s completed the race in third and seventh place add something


2017

US models went on sale as 2017 model year vehicles, with deliveries began at summer 2016 add something

 

The press release announcing the all-new third-generation Continental GT was made on the 29th August 2017 add something


2018

Production is expected to begin in 2018 add something