Bentley It is synonymous with luxury and outstanding performance, they have always had style and they have been fast, they are cars for people with taste and who want to have fun. And since its inception it became an institution British, despite the series of vicissitudes that occurred until it passed to other hands when its founder lost it in the hands of the competition. Bentley went through many stages and went from being a luxurious model something outdated to a car of high speed and high performance; which was what most sought its founder who from very small you interested speed, engines, and motorcycles.
Creation of the Bentley
Walter Owen Bentley founded the brand that bears his name, in 1919, but the fans of WO (nickname by which he was known Walter Owen Bentley) began from an early age. WO was born on September 16, 1888 in London and came from a large family of high economic position. At age 16 he began working in the industry of railways until the shuttle started to develop. With the knowledge acquired in their previous works he began to modify some machines to give them increased speed and efficiency, so then buy a truck began to modify the engine of your car and participate in races, he considered careers as a form of advertising.
During the first world war, their ability allowed him to work as engineer for the Government, won lots of money building air engines; He invested that money in their new cars, and participated in various races that gave him great fame and reliability, along with very wealthy and extravagant people that made this sport for fun.
More affluent people asked for individual body added that Bentley motor, thus was born 6 Speed offering performance, reliability, comfort, covered cars and to embody a new gearbox and clutch system. This model became a very famous and popular that it was even fashionable in those days.
50 Supercharged cars, called "Blower" to the "Le Mans" race in France that were created for the 1929 finances you by Woolf Barnato, a wealthy man who played a decisive role in the history of Bentley cars. These cars in the 1929 Edition, occupied the top four positions; and they got the victory at Le Mans in 1924, 1927, 1928, 1929 and 1930.
For 1929 due to the crisis that hurt the sector of luxury cars & vehicles by Council of advisers of Barnato, who removed the support had been receiving Bentley, the great company carrying's on its large economic problems, entered into an auction. In 1931 Rolls-Royce intervened to save the name of Bentley, ending the golden age of the brand.
Despite disappearing from the race, Bentley models recovered his fame, after the second world war. One of the first on sale and with a body Mark 6 Bentley. 1950 The most desired model was the Continental R type that eventually became a classic model thanks to its design.
Bentley in the present
Rolls Royce continued to produce more cars keeping Bentley brand, because the name gave them great publicity. For the 80's Rolls-Royce came to go through bad times for not being competitive and it is put up for sale. Volkswagen was the winner and though not able to use the logo and name of Rolls-Royce, got the Bentley brand as a consolation prize. The first Volkswagen design did not obtain the expected reception due to its design, but in his second attempt to the Bentley Continental GT was all that WO had dreamed of.
New designs for the new Millennium
The Continental GT model had a dream design, high speed, power and performance, Bentley cars returned to its golden age and won two consecutive years (2002-2003) Les Mans.
In the following designs of Volkswagen, its commitment to uphold the values of the brand Bentley was met and on 16 August 2009, for the 90 years of celebration of Mark Bentley, brought to light new Bentley Mulsanne , a unique car with the highest standards of technology with the ultimate in luxury and the traditions of Bentley.
The bright future of Bentley
With confidence we can say that the history of Bentley still has many lines by be written, with very light and luxurious lyrics as well as their models.