• Jul 20, 2009
Time is ticking away until the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance where Bentley will be taking the wraps off its new flagship limousine, tentatively known as the Grand Bentley or by its internal code-name Project Kimberley. But while Crewe has released a pair of teaser shots to keep our mouths watering and some grainy camera-phone images leaked out of the factory, nothing could give us the impression of just how big this behemoth will be until these spy shots surfaced.
Expected to measure some 30 centimeters (that's about a foot) longer than the jurassic Arnage that it replaces, the new Grand Bentley should be just about the right size to compete with the Rolls-Royce Phantom – itself about the size of a truck. That shouldn't stop it from reaching close to 200 mph in true Bentley style, though. With such gargantuan proportions, nobody should be too surprised by the projected lack of a long-wheelbase version straight from the factory... really, how much longer would you expect?

[Source: Auto Express]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      needs to be put next to a smart, etc, on scale, so we can appreciate how truly large it is
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's got one heck of a butt! Enough squared off camo to make it look like a Rolls. Nice job keeping the good stuff under wraps. Can't wait for Pebble Beach.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The tires on that mule look too small compared with the rest of the machine. But let us not judge too harshly until we see this vehicle at the Pebble Beach shindig.

      My big fear is that V-Dub simply dropped the Conti Flying Spur into Photoshop and increased its scale by 200%.

      Anyway, remain positive. This new car may still turn out to be "grand."
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's ugly. Looks like a old school Cadillac mixed with a Phantom
        • 5 Years Ago
        From the b-pillar back it looks like the lovechild of a late Lincoln Town Car and Dodge Charger...
      • 5 Years Ago
      The rear-side and rear parts remind me of the Brilliance BS6, which is NOT a good thing.