• Nov 3rd 2006 at 11:33AM
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British buff mag CAR has posted the first photo of the Geneva-bound Bentley Havana coupe. This fixed-roof version of the Azure convertible will have big power coming from the twin-turbo V8 under its substantial hood. Figure 450 ponies and an asphalt-damaging 675 ft-lbs of torque and you've got the idea. As for the rest, what do you expect? Its a Bentley, so figure on an interior that's nicer than some homes with a sticker price to match.
The Havana (no word on if that name will carry through to production) will round out Bentley's offerings, giving the automaker a coupe/convertible/sedan showroom presence for both its car lines. It's been a while since the boys from Crewe had a full-sized coupe, so this is one car we're really looking forward to checking out next year in Geneva.

[Source: Georg Kacher, CAR]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Why don't they just offend EVERYBODY in Europe, instead of a few Americans, and introduce a Bentley STASI saloon car show car next year? Or maybe, a nice AUCHWITZ convertible 2 seater?

      And was my post "so offensive" to someone that it had to be pulled? I find a car called HAVANA extremely offensive, and just as a guess, I'd bet that a lot of Americans would too.

      Stupid brits.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I dunno -
      Back in about 1949 - pre-Castro days, of course - I spent a few weeks in Havana. Geoffrey Horne (starred in Bridge on the River Kwai) was then a highschool friend who spent vacations from prep school with my family in Mt Kisco instead of flying by DC3 to Havana for a couple of weeks. His father was Pres of Standard Oil of Cuba at the time and life in Havana was pretty damned luxurious. We had a Cadillac limo with chauffeur to drive us to the yacht club/swim club and to the red light district where I experienced my first whorehouse at the age of fifteen. (I chickened out!) It's said that young men have dreams, old men have memories. Damn, I have memories of luxury!
      Whatever, I'd guess that with the name, Havana, Bentley is recalling the "Good Old Days" and maybe making a wish for a future of more of the same. Why not? The cigar is a luxury and perhaps the lifestyle will become the same. Castro won't live forever.
      Larry McCagg
      '33 20/25 DHC - GGA29 - Carlton Carriage Co
      '55 Cloud I - SXA135 - James Young
      • 8 Years Ago
      for some reason those tail lights look like 2 dimples on a fat ass. i gues its not the most flattering angle.

      • 8 Years Ago
      is that a Kia or a Hyundai in that pic?
      • 8 Years Ago
      @3... Why would it be offensive?
      • 8 Years Ago
      @6 - And I am supposed to feel embarrassed by a comment from someone who uses "duh" in their everyday vocabulary? Keep on posting my friend, keep on posting.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #4, because there has never been a car named after a place, EVER... u know... like a LeMans... or a Montana.. or a Bel Air.. nope.. everyone knows it's very offensive to name a car after a place, DUH.
      • 8 Years Ago
      havana is totally wrong as a name for a fine british car.
      it clungers up old school fat cats with big cigars. the modern bentley man is one who is sucessfull and has understated taste and appreciation of the finest quality vechiles available to man kind. a name like the 'SILVERSTONE'
      or 'THE PARKWARD' would be far more appealing.
      Don Reedman owner andmember of the bentley drivers club in the united kindom and australia
      • 8 Years Ago
      "enough to waft the barge to 62mph from standstill in a hot hatch-beating 6.0sec or so"

      Man I love CAR. I can just see it now, some old british billionaire just waiting to smoke the odd seat, renault or peugeot hot hatch. LMAO... right :P
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