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Bentley
Bentley Logo
Years Active 1919 - Present
Nationality Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom
Appears in Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6

Bentley is a British car company now owned by the Volkswagen Audi Group. The company's first appearance in the Gran Turismo series was in Gran Turismo 4.

HistoryEdit

Bentley was founded by Walter Owen Bentley in 1919, but it gained fame during 1927-1930, where a group of four wealthy British motorists, namely the "Bentley Boys" - managed to won four consecutive 24 Hour of Le Mans victory with the notorious "Blower Bentley" (it was supercharged, hence the name "Blower"), earning a reputation for high-performance vehicles. Other popular occurence that increased Bentley's fame is the Blue Train races (Le Train Bleu), where Woolf Barnato tried to beat previous record, set by a Rover Light Six, with his much larger Bentley Speed Six and betted £100 on that.

In the older days, Bentley only made the rolling chassis and the engine for its models, and for the body, it was custom built by coachbuilders according to customer's spec, until the S3 (along with its coupe model, the S3) was phased out in 1965. Since then, Bentley switched to monocoques and started its actual bodywork production. And also, from this time, Bentley's classic design (large, near-geometrical bodywork and rounded rectangular radiator grille) take shape. Up until now, Bentley focused on building highly luxurious, high-performance sedans and grand tourers under Volkswagen/Audi ownership.

List of CarsEdit

Gran Turismo 4Edit

(R) Bentley Speed 8 Race Car '03

Gran Turismo 5Edit

(R) Bentley Speed 8 Race Car '03 [ST]

Gran Turismo 6Edit

(R) Bentley Speed 8 Race Car '03 [Detailed]

See alsoEdit

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