Like so many manufacturers, British-founded Bentley has its roots in early automotive racing. W.O. Bentley was fascinated with cars since he was a boy, and began racing in his twenties. What sets Bentley apart is the incredible luxury behind the wheel of every car. Bentley holds a group of over 100 artisans known as Mulliner to customize their flagship Arnage to virtually any specification. The Bentley Continental offers high performance in a gorgeous package. Now owned by Volkswagen, Bentley sits at the summit of automobile luxury today.
Sites worth visiting
The Bentley site is pure class – a clean design with beautiful photography. Indulge yourself with the Bentley experience as an owner, or just dream a little bit.
Bentley on Wikipedia
The Bentley site on Wikipedia offers a tidy history without the flair of the official page. The site has a model timeline of every Bentley since 1933. The Modern Bentleys section is an excellent feature devoted to the luxury cars of today.
Around the Blogosphere
Bentley at Autoblog
When you think big engines can’t get bigger, head over to Autoblog’s Bentley page. They’ve got the latest updates on a rumored W16 engine in the new Arnage, along with pics and features on some of the finest cars a whole lot of money can buy.
Bentley at Motor Trend
When the Motor Trend Bentley blog covers some news, you know it must be big. They deliver articles with excellent pictures and comprehensive coverage. Updates are fairly limited, so dropping by on occasion should be enough to keep you informed.
Bentley Drivers Club
The Bentley Drivers Club is one of the oldest organizations dedicated to Bentley enthusiasts. These guys are enthralled with the Bentley tradition of luxury and power, and offer ample forum space to discuss both.
Rolls Royce Forums
These forums draw on the shared history of Rolls Royce and Bentley to provide a discussion board for owners in either camp. The Bentley/Rolls community is small, and these folks encourage friendly membership to tie close bonds.
The New Arnage
The Bentley Arnage, last designed before the Volkswagen buyout, is slated for a redesign in 2010. The company is considering engines from both ends of the spectrum: a luxury hybrid and a monstrous W16 with more than 900 horsepower.
Bentley Moves to Boston
Bentley Motors will be packing up their Michigan headquarters to head to Boston. The decision is said to reduce travel time for executives, but is also likely tied to the Volkswagen move to DC.