It is true Bentley had used the Bentley Continental name defining several generations of luxury auto-mobiles since 1952. After the World War II, Auto mahad moved to resume their production of civilian auto-mobiles, and its plant was relocated to Crewe, England from Derby. There, it is believed Bentley’s engineers had produced so-called R-Type Continentals for three years, from 1952 to 1955. These were no doubt derivatives of the original R-Type, the second series in Bentleys postwar luxury lineup. The particular R-Type Continentals chassis was independently produced and sold to custom coach-fabricator. One of the world’s most expensive auto-mobiles, only about 208 R-Type Continentals was built-in total.
Following the R-Type Continental, with S1, S2 and S3 code were released successively in the beginning of 1955. The S1 was well received, 49 being built though some reviewers considered the boot space inadequate. The insufficiency was addressed on later vehicles. The S2, unveiled in 1959, debuted with a new L Series V-8 engine, still used in contemporary Bentleys like the Mulsanne. It was also incorporated air conditioning and standard power steering, considered cutting-edge facilities at the time. The S3, for its part, was distinguishable by its four-headlamps in the front wings.
During the span 1950s and early 60s, the Bentley Continental was remarkably marketed for its authoritative engine and lowered suspensions, thought to recover performance for high-speed touring. It is believed the fastback coupes distinctive angle-free, lightweight design also helped establishing its British manufacturer’s affluence for the post-world war II era.
In 2008, a 1954 Bentley R-Type Fastback was sold at public sale at the Sports & Classics of Monterey event for a sum exceeding half a million dollars. The second generation of the model, which ended in 1965 with the preamble of the replacement T-Series. The Continental nameplate would not be revived until 1984.
Bentley Continental 2017 Specification
It is believed the system designed with this car specifically by the auto maker it uses a mixture of touch screen controls and classic knurled rotary switches to offer instant usability and crystal-clear feedback. You will find it amazing even the graphic interface of the touch screen was created in-house to ensure its visuals were entirely in keeping with the style of the whole internal. Looking closely and you will see that the knurled switches on the screen are virtual echoes of the real knurled switches below.