“When extraordinary cars meet extraordinary people, extraordinary things happen.”
This could be considered something of a Bentley philosophy. From the moment the first Bentley engine roared into life in 1919, the company has explored the limits of power, performance and craftsmanship. Throughout that time, it has been shaped by the efforts of remarkable people – from W.O. Bentley himself and the original Bentley Boys to the company’s customers, designers and engineers today.
Where the Arts, Sport and Science Meet
In 2015, actor and lifelong Bentley owner Jean Reno starred in the Bentley film that gave the world its first glimpse of the Bentayga, exploring the unique relationship between the company and its customers.
Later that year, the company brought together an insightful group of customers, entrepreneurs, artists and thinkers to debate the meaning of the word ‘extraordinary’ over a specially arranged dinner – an electric conversation that continued through the night on social media, spreading around the world.
Since then, it has forged creative partnerships with the likes of Sir Peter Blake, Alice Temperley and Gieves & Hawkes. Meanwhile, it continues to set the motorsport world alight, with the successful performance of its motorsport team and the Bentley GT3 in the 2016 Blancpain Series.
The Bigger Picture
As part of its commitment to fine craftsmanship and innovative technology, Bentley has recently pushed the boundaries of luxury car photography by creating the world’s most extraordinary car photograph: 53 billion pixels that demonstrate the true extent of Bentley’s legendary attention to detail.
At 104 metres wide, this interactive panorama of the famous Golden Gate Bridge is so large that it could cover a football pitch, if printed out. But zooming all the way into the image reveals the embroidered Bentley badge on one hand-upholstered seat of a car: the new Bentley Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase, the most finely crafted luxury car in the world.
You can explore the photograph here. Alternatively, you can continue to immerse yourself in the Bentley philosophy on these pages – and learn more of the substance behind the core thought that drives everyone involved with Bentley: Be Extraordinary.