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Bentley Showcases Luxury And Performance At Cholmondeley Pageant Of Power


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CREWE, UNITED KINGDOM – June 4, 2013: Bentley is celebrating the 2013 Cholmondeley Pageant of Power from 13-15 June with an extensive display of cars that will take visitors from the excitement of the race track all the way through to the hand-crafted luxury and refinement of the new Flying Spur saloon.

Making one of its first UK appearances, the new Flying Spur exemplifies Bentley’s ability to blend exquisite luxury and craftsmanship with sculpted design and state-of-the-art technology. Both driver and passengers can control the car and connect with the outside world through touch-screen infotainment, mobile connectivity including Wi-Fi, a Rear Seat Entertainment suite and a new hand-held Touch Screen Remote which allows rear-cabin occupants to control an extensive range of features from the comfort of their seat. It is also Bentley’s most powerful four-door model ever with the 6 litre W12 engine now producing 616 bhp and capable of propelling this elegant luxury saloon onto a top speed of 200 mph.

Whilst luxury, refinement and connectivity for business and entertainment are the signature features of the new Flying Spur, Bentley’s passion for endurance racing and performance will also be on display with the dramatically-styled GT3 Concept racer appearing on the Bentley stand. Since its debut at the Paris Auto Salon last September, detailed development is now well underway at Bentley’s motorsport department at the factory in Crewe with the track ready Continental GT3 scheduled to make its first on-track appearance by the end of 2013.

Guy Smith, who famously drove the Speed 8 to victory at Le Mans in June 2003, and celebrating Bentley’s 10 year anniversary of the win, will join Bentley at the Pageant of Power for the first time. As well as being available on the Bentley stand, Guy will be driving the Speed 8 on the Cholmondeley track.

Two new Bentley Continental ‘Speed’ models are also appearing at the Pageant of Power. The 205 mph Continental GT Speed coupe is the fastest production car Bentley has ever produced andat the heart of this new car is an up-rated version of the unique Bentley 6-litre, 48-valve, four-cam, twin turbocharged W12 engine. The legendary Bentley W12 now develops 616 bhp at 6000 rev/min and 800 Nm of torque to deliver thunderous, supercar performance and effortless overtaking capability. The 0-60 mph sprint is briskly dispatched in 4.0 seconds.

The new GT Speed Convertible, capable of 202 mph and the world’s fastest four-seat production soft-top, combines the sensory pleasures of roof-down luxury touring with exhilarating levels of performance.