Articles tagged Tony Gott

Page 58 of December 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, December 1999

One step back, to steps forward

One step back, two steps forward THE BENTLEY ARNAGE WAS NEVER DESIGNED TO TAKE AN ANCIENT 6.75-LITRE ENGINE. NOW VOLKSWAGEN IS IN CHARGE IT HAS BEEN FITTED AND THE RESULT, SAYS ANDREW FRANKEL, IS A DRAMATICALLY BETTER CAR LITTLE MORE THAN A YEAR AGO, BENTLEY LAUNCHED THE ARNAGE, the saloon to take the marque into the 21st century and one that would take the first steps to redefining its role in...

Page 5 of December 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, December 2000

Bentley back to Le Mans

Over seven decades since the last works Bentley raced at Le Mans, the marque is returning in 2001 to the scene of its greatest triumphs. The announcement immediately allayed worries that the car might not be ready to do justice to Bentley's proud Sarthe heritage, created when they won the 24 hours five times between 1924 and 1930. The all-new chassis and body will use an extensively reworked...

Page 74 of April 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, April 2012

An Audi with a roof? Put a lid on it...

Bentley conquered Le Mans all over again in 2003 with this stunning Speed 8. Just don’t suggest it’s a German car in disguise… Unalloyed triumphs are rare events. With almost every victory comes a tinge of regret, a sense not just of a job well done, but ways in which it could have been done even better. Bentley’s successful three-year campaign to win the Le Mans 24 Hours at the start of this...

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