Demand for luxury Bentley cars remains not only constant but even growing. However, the rhythm of sales is set by only two models.
According to JATO Dynamics, it is the Continental family that remains best-selling in the European auto market nowadays.
Over the past months of this year, the owners of these limousines have become more than seven hundred wealthy people on the continent. Sales have halved compared to COVID-affected last year.
It is worth adding that Bentley seeks to bring contrast and depth to its Continental GT family by releasing a new S line – we mean a Continental GTC S and a Continental GT Mulliner.
The Bentayga is slightly behind the leader: it is almost as popular as the Continental, but sales of the luxury SUV are growing faster.
Speaking of the Bentayga, it should be mentioned that Bentley recently introduced a modification with an extended base.
As for the Bentley Flying Spur, its sales are much more modest. About 200 Europeans have bought the sedan since the beginning of the year.
For reference: the Bentley Continental GT and Bentley Flying Spur differ in body style and design. The Continental is a coupe or a convertible, and the Flying Spur is a sedan. In addition, the Continental GT has a lower overall price.
It is worth focusing on another interesting area of brand development. This is the reincarnation of former champion models.
Bentley Speed Six Series of 12 Bespoke Cars Announced at Goodwood
The Mulliner team will create the Bentley Speed Six continuation editions fully identical to the racing cars that won Le Mans in 1929 and 1930.
A series of twelve hand-built models – Bentley Speed Sixes – is underway, as announced by the company’s boss Adrian Hallmark at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The success of the iconic Blower models continuation series has inspired Bentley and encouraged the making of the new continuation editions of classic Bentleys.
Each of the Speed Sixes costs around £1.5 million, but wealthy motor enthusiasts across the world have already reserved them all, Autocar informs.
The first car of the series is the Bentley Speed Six Car Zero which should be completed by Christmas of 2022: the maker has already built its chassis and assembled major parts. This car will remain in the company alongside the Blower Car Zero.
Bentley plans to complete the first customer car of the Speed Six series before the end of next year and to deliver all the cars by the end of 2024.
Both the Blower and Speed Six projects have encouraged Bentley to establish a new division at Crewe, assumedly under the Mulliner Classic Division name, for restoration and maintenance of pre-war cars. Premises have already been allocated.
After the Speed Six, Bentley plans to produce at least one more continuation batch, and also wants to recreate an XP1 that ended its existence. This model is the very first vehicle Bentley made back in 1919. The company turns out to still own an XP2 car in which the engine and isolated components of the XP1 are used.
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