POTW: Bentley is back!


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 28 Sep 2012

    Marvellous! And do we know whether it's going to be the W12 or the V8 yet?

  • Garlick 28 Sep 2012

    Steven Ireland said:
    Yeah, it's the racing edition, innit...

  • dublet 28 Sep 2012


  • P4ROT 28 Sep 2012

    Garlick said:
    WAT in the name of holy Jesus is that....that...THING?

  • MichelV 28 Sep 2012

    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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