Grand Bentley leaked info an images

New Grand Bentley leaked factory images
New Grand Bentley leaked factory images

Bentley's follow-up to the Arnage may be called the Grand Bentley, and it will likely be offered in only one wheelbase, with no stretch available for order.  CAR Magazine is reporting that by cutting out the stretch wheelbase, Bentley will be able to produce more vehicles at a reduced cost.  Although the limo is not scheduled to be revealed until later this summer, someone with access to Bentley's Crewe, UK, headquarters snapped a few shots of the vehicle, and leaked them to CAR Magazine.  Full information, and the grainy, mobile phone camera images, popped up on the magazine's website over the last few days.

The car, codenamed Project Kimberley, keeps a very distinct, Bentley look at the bold front-end, and should have the new generation of the often used 6.75-liter V8 flagship engine.  This new model should produce upwards of 550 horsepower, and a maximum 800 ft-lb of torque.  An Audi four-wheel drive unit could also be installed, as it is on the Continental.  There is some speculation of both diesel and hybrid variants eventually getting the greenlight, while a biofuel model may be immediately available.  Top speed could be about 200 mph.

Similar to the Continental, the car keeps a fairly squared grille with the continued use of round headlights.  Unlike the Continental, the new vehicle's lamps are offset from each other, with each light circled by LEDs.  The grille is designed in a lighter color, and there also appears to be space for fog lamps in the mesh that sits under the front bumper.

As CAR points out, we can not see the car's mascot in these photos, despite previously-released teaser images clearly showing the statue.  The magazine says that "the rear door handles will be hidden and the bootline arcs downwards with a decidedly retro flourish."

Look for the latest Bentley to have a starting pricetag of around £220,000 for the base model.  Bentley was expected to release the car at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in August, with domestic sales beginning soon after.

Published Jul 7th, 2009 4:50pm By Zack Newmark

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GmBHcarfanatic GmBHcarfanatic
recession did some serious damage to many peoples mental status!
Jul 16th, 2009 3:19am
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astonmartindbrs09 astonmartindbrs09
have bentley fallen asleep and the Japaness let loose in the design department.Rolls need to give bentley a shake because this will never be a rival.
Jul 13th, 2009 11:49pm
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Fawzi Mufti Fawzi Mufti
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xryYpns4T4c starts at 2:10 over here in Jordan the local dealer of Mitsuoka offers the Orochi for around 200,000$ they still havent got the Galue.
Jul 10th, 2009 5:16am
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GmBHcarfanatic GmBHcarfanatic
haha ya zalameh fadahtna!
Jul 16th, 2009 3:32am
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Honest1 Honest1
Well Done "schnitzerx" Thanks For That.
Jul 9th, 2009 10:20pm
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Fawzi Mufti Fawzi Mufti
Mitsuoka Galue from Japan
Jul 9th, 2009 7:04pm
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Honest1 Honest1
I Can't Remember, But A Few Petrol Heads On Here Will. I Think It Was In The Last Series Of Top Gear. James May Is In Japan And Takes Two Large Sumo's To There Fight. It Was In A Japanese Imitation Of A Rolls Royce / Bentley. That Cars Front End Looks So Similar To This New Bentley. May Be VW Is Now Looking To Japs For Inspiration. :-)
Jul 8th, 2009 7:57pm
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sijosa sijosa
Either I must be very brave or very foolish... I really like it!! Or maybe I'm just a freak...
Jul 8th, 2009 3:37pm
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elsonlau elsonlau
Rolls-Royce is nicer. The Ghost is coming.
Jul 8th, 2009 2:16pm
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Sultan91 Sultan91
as some1 said its really too early to say anythng abt the car...most ppl comment on the front end....but to me its the backlights that need to be taken handle of...they look similar to the fiat 500 !! i mean the styling of it is ok..but the colors of the light look dull....i really hope they work on that car more...and keep that new grill the same as this 1 !!
Jul 8th, 2009 12:55pm
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kevoluetion kevoluetion
It looks like the eyes of a spider....the positioning of the indicator light doesnt work for me...looks like its droopy and depressed.
Jul 8th, 2009 11:57am
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coopergt coopergt
chinese knock off
Jul 8th, 2009 9:44am
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Paulds Paulds
Let´s wait and see... too soon to have any conclusions...
Jul 8th, 2009 7:58am
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landcrab landcrab
Austin Allegro Vanden Plas anyone?
Jul 8th, 2009 7:58am
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RobERob RobERob
Wow, I have just one word to describe this: Pathetic! In this bad economy, it's good to know that Bentley is still hiring; well, at least if you've had previous work experience at Hyundai, Geely, or Chery because that's what it looks like. What is wrong with automotive designers these days? They just don't get it! It boggles my mind how this crap gets approved for production, or even the draft board.
Jul 8th, 2009 7:48am
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ShinyG ShinyG
This car is truly special looking. As in "Special Olympics"!
Jul 8th, 2009 5:53am
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adz612 adz612
Looks like that Mitsuoka RR ripoff. What happened to the normal "I'm better than you" Bentley???
Jul 8th, 2009 5:19am
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Renegade Renegade
It got german.
Jul 8th, 2009 6:28am
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GeeNee GeeNee
And you guys thought that the porsche panamera was bad lol, i'd drive that porsche over then ANY day!
Jul 8th, 2009 4:55am
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motorsport13 motorsport13
its sad, i loved the look of the arnage, but this is just fugly
Jul 8th, 2009 4:02am
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sub39h sub39h
hope this isn't the actual car. it's ugly, and completely lacks the tasteful elegance of its predecessor
Jul 8th, 2009 3:55am
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Sammy_R-Gti Sammy_R-Gti
v8 wtf are they kidding i mean they really want to compete with maybach and rolls with a luxury v8 give me a break and wtf are those head lights my 9 year old son could have better ones then those i just hope that the final look will be as good as the azure
Jul 8th, 2009 2:38am
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joshg_5 joshg_5
im trying to appreciate this look as a classy new era bentley, but I just can't, it's so ugly...
Jul 8th, 2009 2:36am
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