Record breaking Bentleys in action at Goodwood Festival of Speed
Both the Continental GT Speed, recently piloted into the record books by Luther and The Wire actor Idris Elba, and the celebrated 1930 Blue Train car will be at Goodwood entertaining the anticipated crowd of over 150,000 motoring enthusiasts.
This year is the 85th anniversary of that most famous Bentley Boy adventure – the Blue Train race. The car that accomplished the feat will be at GFoS running up the world-renowned, 1.16-mile hillclimb, keeping the spirit of Captain Woolf Barnato alive. And bringing the spirit of the Bentley Boys right up to date is the new Continental GT Speed.
These two famous Bentleys will be joined on Goodwood’s iconic hillclimb by racing Bentleys past and present – from the iconic 1929 4 ½ Litre Blower, to the modern Continental GT3 racer and the road car it inspired, the Continental GT3-R.
Bentley will once again have two stands at Goodwood. On the main stand is the newest line-up of the brand’s luxury and performance models – with the latest Mulsanne, Flying Spur and Continental GT Grand Tourers all on display.
At the same time, a selection of highly-desirable pre-owned vehicles will be presented on a separate, dedicated stand, located close to the Hillclimb bridge crossing. Alongside this selection of pre-owned cars, there will also be a display of accessories including wheel and styling options designed by Bentley to enable existing owners to further personalise the appearance of their vehicle.
Further details on the Goodwood Festival of Speed can be found here.
The Discovery Channel series, Idris Elba: No Limits, which documents his successful record attempt in the GT Speed airs in July.
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