In 1919, Walter Owen Bentley - Bentley founder of the legendary brand. In the same year, before he showed his car on the famous exhibition in London, but mass production could start only after 2 years. Initially Bentley aimed at manufacture of prestigious cars. The three-liter engine at the time was simply inaccessible to other brands of cars, and a five-year warranty period attracted the attention of wealthy people. The first model is called 3L - and meant a 3-ex-liter engine, and only in 1925 there was one of the consoles Big Six.
Most importantly, it has focused on the company Bentley - a technical development. Machines designed primarily to win races. According to the fingers can be counted cases in which Bentley does not come first in the race. One of the most popular models were Roots - 4,5L rotary blower, was in front of the radiator. This model was developed specifically for the industrial tycoon G.Birkina. It is thanks to her Bentley, the company received a huge popularity it was the most powerful at that time machine.
In 1928, Bentley has tried to assemble a sports version of the car 6,5L Speed Six. Five times this car won the prestigious race in Le Mans and in Bruklende. But the most expensive model was released in 1930 - 8L engine "killer".
In the early 30's, the company Bentley has lost its independence and became part of the Rolls-Royce company. Then, Bentley, has become a leader among the British avtomobiley.V 1933 Bentley together with Rolls-Royce created the first model of its 3.5L. In 1936 he released the 4.5L, the basis for the creation of which went to the car Rolls-Royce 20 / 25NR and Rolls-Royce 25/30 HP. Later it was decided to move production of the Bentley car at Derby Rolls-Royce factory.
The first model, descended from the conveyor became Mark-VI, issued immediately after the Second World War. In 1955, Bentley has lost its uniqueness and became completely similar to Rolls-Royce. Only one thing they differ from each other: Rolls-Royce - is an executive car, where the host travels in the back seat, and Bentley - for the hosts, who are able to drive themselves.
In 1952, Bentley has released model Continental. This two-door sports car, which was considered the fastest sedan. In 1955 it was released model Bentley S1. In 1963, appears S3 model. In 1965 - left model Bentley T.
In the 70's there was the first model with turbocharging Mulsanne Turbo and Turbo R. It is believed that the Bentley Mulsanne Turbo - the world's best sedan, even when compared to Mercedes-Benz 600SEL.
In 1980, the company has created a 300 - horsepower model Mulsanne, and two years later a simpler version of the Eight. All other models were created based on the Rolls-Royse bodies - Turbo R and Brooklands. Most buyers were young and ambitious millionaires, for which such models as the Ferrari seemed too simple and absolutely no comfort.
At the moment, Continental suschestvet three modifications of R, T, and SC. The R is the cheapest. Model T sports a powerful engine with 426 hp However, the most popular model is SC (Sedanca Coupe) with a retractable roof.
In 1991 he started producing model Bentley Continental-Azure. In 1996, the family joined the Bentley Continental T. Bentley Azure models began production in 1996. In 1997, the first show of Turbo RT model. In 1998, Bentley came under the control of Volkswagen AG, freed from the bonds of Rolls-Royce.
In 1998 Turin hosted the premiere model Arnage, the machine is equipped with a motor BMW V8 (4,4 liters) with two turbochargers Garrett and produced two types - Red Label - 400 hp and Green Label - 354 hp
In March 2001, in Geneva, we presented various versions of classic cars from Bentley, featuring rich leather trim on Conolli, and panels of the rarest types of wood.
The fastest and most powerful Continental T - with a 6.8-liter turbo engine with a power of 426 hp a top speed of 273 km / h with total weight of 2850 kg.
And of course we should mention the model Bentley S-2, it has been specially designed for the musician John Lennon, namely the presentation of the album Beatles - Yellow Submarine.