BENTLEY SUPERSPORTS: TOWARDS 200 MPH!

BENTLEY SUPERSPORTS: TOWARDS 200 MPH!
OK, breathe. One last gulp of oxygen to feed the brain cells. We’re going to need a little focus if we’re going to hit 200 mph, blogs Road Test Editor, Howard Walker. Ahead of us is 3.5 miles of arrow-straight concrete. But not just any old concrete. This is the historic Shuttle Landing Facility, part of the John F. Kennedy Space Center on Florida’s swampy Merritt Island. It’s here, between 1984 and 2011, where a total of 78 NASA Space Shuttles, with names like Columbia, and Discovery, ...
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$14 MILLION SALES: MECUM ANAHEIM AUCTION!

2005 FORD GT is top seller (at approximately $300,000) of 416 cars cars hammered sold throughout the three-day event.  Held annually since 2012, the Southern California auction has established itself as an important part of the Mecum Auctions’ calendar. Volume and variety are always staple qualities of Mecum auctions, and the top 10 sales at this year’s Anaheim auction could easily qualify as one of the best demonstrations of this: Muscle cars, Ferraris, a ‘50s classic, a Corvette, a Res...
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SHELL ECO-MARATHON: STUDENTS CONTEST LE MANS!

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Shell Eco-marathon Europe, which started in France in 1985. Students who engineer and drive cars that could complete the Le Mans 24 hours on just over a litre of fuel were on track at the world’s most famous motor race on Wednesday, 10 June. Staking a claim to be the most energy-efficient vehicles ever to roll a wheel on the hallowed Le Mans tarmac, the Shell Eco-marathon vehicles built by teams of French students have achieved up to 3,771 km per litr...
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IDRIS ELBA: BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT SPEED SETS RECORD!

Award-winning actor breaks Sir Malcolm Campbell’s 88-year old record, runs 180.361 mph on Pendine Sands, Wales. Idris Elba, star of Luther and The Wire, piloted a Bentley to break the historic ‘Flying Mile’ UK land speed record – 174.8 mph - set by Sir Malcolm Campbell in 1927. Hitting more than 180 mph in a new Bentley Continental GT Speed, Elba broke Campbell’s record set nearly 90 years ago in his legendary Napier-Campbell Blue Bird. The record was independently verified by the UK Timing ...
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BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT3: RETURN TO NORTH AMERICA!

Continental GT3 to compete in North America with Dyson Racing, debuts at New York International Auto Show. After an impressive performance at the opening round of the Blancpain Endurance Series in Monza, Italy last weekend, the new Bentley Continental GT3, top, is set to reintroduce the celebrated British marque to North American motorsports with Dyson Racing. The premier sports car racing team in the U.S., Dyson will race a pair of Continental GT3s in the second half of the 2014 Pirelli ...
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‘14 BENTLEY FLYING SPUR: SILENT KNIGHT!

A remarkable 40 percent quieter than its predecessor, Bentley’s newest Flying Spur sets a lofty benchmark in automotive silence, writes  Road Test Editor Howard Walker. Want to know what a new Bentley Flying Spur sounds like at 80 mph on the Interstate? Stop by your local bank and ask ever-so-nicely if they’ll open their vault so you can sit inside for a few minutes. With the door closed! This car is quieter than Jean Dujardin in The Artist. Quieter than a Broncos fan during Super Bow...
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