Bentley announces 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed presence

Goodwood Festival of Speed sponsor Bentley Motors will unleash some of its fastest and most powerful cars at this year’s festival in July. The flying Bentleys include the Continental GT Speed Convertible - the world’s fastest four seat convertible- and two of Bentley’s 2003 Le Mans-winning Speed 8 race cars. Bentley’s Speed 8 cars No. 7 and No. 8 secured a famous first and second at Le Mans, and are set to make a special reunion ten years on at Goodwood.

Le Mans champion Guy Smith commented:

“It is always great to drive the Bentley Speed 8 and I am genuinely looking forward to driving the Le Mans cars this summer and seeing the GT Speed Convertible set some good times on the hill. It will be a special Goodwood for Bentley enthusiasts.”

Away from the famous hill, the highlight of the Bentley presence will be an enlarged exhibition area and the opportunity to see the new Flying Spur; the fastest, most powerful luxury sedan in Bentley’s history.

Brian Gush, Bentley’s Director of Motorsport, said:

“Goodwood’s atmosphere is unique and this summer we’re bringing even more speed to the Festival. The 202mph GT Speed Convertible is set to turn heads in the supercar paddock as will our Speed 8 Le Mans cars. It is also the ideal scene-setter for Bentley’s return to top-level motor sport with a GT3 race car later this year.”