H.R. Owen Bentley Berkshire marked the launch of the new Bentley Continental GT with exclusive drive activities from its state-of-the-art showroom.
Hosted in the delightful setting of the H.R Owen Bentley Berkshire dealership in Pangbourne, VIP media were invited to test drive Bentley’s all-new 626bhp Continental GT alongside a number of other Bentley vehicles.
H.R. Owen Bentley Berkshire is part of the H.R. Owen Group, the UK’s largest luxury automotive dealer group, responsible for sales of the world’s finest automobiles. Conveniently situated close to the M4, the dealership is surrounded by a variety of rewarding roads for test drives. The well-equipped workshops are staffed by factory-trained technicians to provide full repair and maintenance facilities for Bentley models of all ages.
Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Britain, the new third-generation Bentley Continental GT combines spirited, focused performance with handcrafted luxury and cutting-edge technology, to create the finest Grand Tourer ever produced.
At the heart of the new Continental GT sits an all-new, enhanced version of Bentley’s renowned 6.0-litre, twin-turbocharged W12 engine, mated, for the first time, to a dual-clutch eight-speed transmission, for faster,
more efficient gear changes.
This allows the car to accelerate from 0-60 in 3.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 207mph.
The interior design of the four seat Continental GT is tailored specifically to the modern luxury customer, with unrivalled attention to detail that creates an effortless ownership experience. The cabin seamlessly integrates cutting-edge onboard technology with the finest handcrafted natural materials. The result is an exquisite, harmonised, connected and luxurious space.
As well as the Continental GT, other vehicles available to test drive included Bentley’s luxury SUV, Bentayga, and the driver-tailored Mulsanne Speed.
With an all-new W12 powertrain, the Bentayga offers a true Bentley driving experience and showcases innovative technology and features. The Bentayga contains a 6.0-litre W12 engine capable of producing 600bhp, 0-60mph in 4 seconds and a top speed of 187mph. It boasts the world’s finest automotive cabin, with unrivalled levels of precision. The detailing in metal, wood and leather – including meticulous tolerances between elements of trim – is the epitome of modern British luxury.
Handcrafted in Crewe, each Mulsanne Speed takes around 400 hours for a team of highly skilled artisans to build. It holds a 530bhp V8 engine, which allows the car to accelerate from 0-60mph in a time of just 4.8 seconds and have a top speed of 190mph. On the inside, occupants will of course find the world’s finest handcrafted wood, leather and metal fittings, and the new Mulsanne also boasts redesigned seats, new door trims and armrests, unique glass switchgear and an industry-leading palette of 24 exquisite hide colours.