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RE: POTW: Bentley is back!

Friday 28th September 2012

POTW: Bentley is back!

The thought of Bentley getting stuck in with Mercs, Porsches and Audis has got us very excited indeed!



There are plenty of tasty cars vying for POTW status debuting over at Paris this week. Most of them British, which is rather pleasing. And all offering characterful, eccentric and very different expressions of excess that pour hearty scorn on the general obsession with downsized engines, hybrids and CO2 outputs.

Pah! Life's too short say the Brits. Range Rovers for the country set, Jags for the cads, art deco Rollers for the antiques dealers, the McLaren P1 for the wannabe racing drivers and, for the actual ones, a privateer racing Bentley to go out and show the Germans what's what in the more gentlemanly sport of GT racing.

Who'd have thought you could make a racing car out of a Continental GT eh? But then you'd have said the same about the 'trucks' of the 1920s and 30s. And look what happened there.

So it's a press shot. But it's the best of British out of a particularly strong showing at Paris, which is saying something given that it's 'just' a regular car we already know with a daft wing on the back, lashings of carbon fibre and side exhausts. Yes, we're that easily bought. And here it is, cropped to bring the spirit of the Bentley Boys to the desktop of your choosing.

Tally ho!

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MrTappets

Original Poster:

875 posts

99 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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Marvellous! And do we know whether it's going to be the W12 or the V8 yet?

Garlick

40,601 posts

148 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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Steven Ireland said:
Yeah, it's the racing edition, innit...

dublet

272 posts

119 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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P4ROT

1,209 posts

101 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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Garlick said:
WAT in the name of holy Jesus is that....that...THING?

MichelV

130 posts

60 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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Unbelievable.

PH posts a nice picture of a Bentley GT3 and next, 2 posts down the very own PH posts a fraking ugly Bentley of some local football player. No pie for you this weekend Garlick!
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Garlick

40,601 posts

148 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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MichelV said:
Unbelievable.

PH posts a nice picture of a Bentley GT3 and next, 2 posts down the very own PH posts a fraking ugly Bentley of some local football player. No pie for you this weekend Garlick!
A fair punishment.

xRIEx

7,325 posts

56 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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Garlick said:
I've been furiously scrolling up and down the page, trying to spot the differences in an effort to explain why I like the GT3 and despise this abomination.

T1berious

912 posts

63 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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Garlick said:
Never has the "whats been seen cannot be unseen" been more aptly put to the test.

That sir, is just wrong. It's like Max Power meets "Noddy".....


EDLT

14,800 posts

114 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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MichelV said:
Unbelievable.

PH posts a nice picture of a Bentley GT3 and next, 2 posts down the very own PH re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-reposts a fraking ugly Bentley of some local football player. No pie for you this weekend Garlick!
EFA

Garlick

40,601 posts

148 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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Meow smile

MichelV

130 posts

60 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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God damn man get that fugly footballers Bentley off this page. Or I will tell your wife.

I also need to correct myself, the lowlife in the Bentley has a baseball cap on, so it must be a Gangsta or a Playa...

All the same...REMOVE!

Blayney

1,776 posts

94 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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Second week in a row I've been gutted it's not the P1 frown

HeavySoul

4,202 posts

127 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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MrTappets said:
Marvellous! And do we know whether it's going to be the W12 or the V8 yet?
Going to be down to which series/events they are aiming at I presume. I would imagine they would offer both engine choices to their private race team purchasers.

V8 would certainly be better on fuel/brakes/weight for endurance races, but then a V12 brings noticable aural benefits for the spectators.

It is a brute of a thing either way.

Tally Ho!

garypotter

862 posts

58 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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P4ROT said:
Garlick said:
WAT in the name of holy Jesus is that....that...THING?
That is one ugly car, beauty in the eye of the holder etc, but surely with that bad eye sight should he be driving???

u81922

59 posts

136 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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Someone's been asleep at the wheel! Bentley is German now, Jaguar and Landrover are Indian. Only McLaren is vaguely British.

u81922

59 posts

136 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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It'll be great to see Bentley back on track and it looks stunning.

PW

2,688 posts

147 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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HeavySoul said:
I would imagine they would offer both engine choices
Why would you imagine they're going to spend money developing and homologating 2 entirely seperate engine programmes?

trando

435 posts

79 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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Garlick said:
Footballers: Too much money + no taste = the kind of abomination you see here....

gary71

1,185 posts

87 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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u81922 said:
Someone's been asleep at the wheel! Bentley is German now, Jaguar and Landrover are Indian. Only McLaren is vaguely British.
Tell that to all the thousands of people that design, engineer and build these cars in the UK wink

More pics available here in resolutions so big you could decorate your house in...smile

http://www.bentleymedia.com/images-model-51.htm



edited to add photos link

Edited by gary71 on Friday 28th September 22:11

MoelyCrio

2,222 posts

90 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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trando said:
Garlick said:
Footballers: Too much money + no taste = the kind of abomination you see here....
Correction: Premiership footballer with proud traveler roots = the kind of abomination you see here....

Stephen Ireland has form



Not that I'm jealous...