• Jul 30, 2009
Spy Shots: Grand Bentley - Click above for a high-res image gallery

Like every big reveal of the past few years, Bentley has decided to dish out a series of teasers before unveiling its new model to the world. Thankfully, we're only a few weeks away from the Grand Bentley's debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, and before the main event takes place, we've got a few spy shots of the flying-B's large-and-in-charge luxo-barge.

Although the Grand Bentley is coated in copious amounts of camo, when we look back at the two teasers Bentley released of the hood and rear-quarter, it doesn't take much imagination to piece things together. There's a few shades of the Mulsanne and Brooklands to the profile, primarily accentuated by the ultra-thick C-pillar, and while the body cladding lends an air of Phantom to the fascia, it's decidedly more sculpted and smooth, and should be a fitting place to stack the duo of round headlamps we've seen in previous spy shots. All will be revealed next month, but in the meantime, check out the gallery of images below.




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      • 5 Years Ago
      excited excited excited
      • 5 Years Ago
      I really think the car to buy will still be the Rolls Royce 200EX.
      This is just going to be another ridiculously oversized car.
      There is a car dealer here in town with a regular wheelbase Phantom and whenever I see him driving that car it just looks like a fat pig. Just big and ungainly.
      • 5 Years Ago
      For those saying it's too small, look at the rear doors. It's undoubtedly the "regular" wheelbase. Bentleys have always been more of a driver's car anyways.

      Looks classical yet done in a modern way (a better done way than the Phantom far as I can tell).

      The two engines I'm willing to bet on are a heavily updated/upgraded version of the V8 or a higher-output version of the W12. I actually kind of hope they go with the W12 unless they make the new V-8 a match in refinement and lack of lag.

      Bentley, let's just make it a 750 hp rocket okay? Just humiliate the Maybach Zeppelin's 640 hp and make it the most powerful sedan with a warranty ..... in the world (Clarkson speak).
      • 5 Years Ago
      Arnage > This
      • 5 Years Ago
      Its a bit too small for my tastes...


      But honestly, the rear seems very old fashion-y. Why can't the new Grand Bentley challenge design status quo and do something interesting?
        • 5 Years Ago
        LOL, "too small"

        This car is probably bigger than 95% of all other passenger cars... can't wait to see it revealed!
      • 5 Years Ago
      well if you all want to see the actual front fascia.. have a look see...

      http://carsspyphotos.com/2010-grand-bentley/

      opinions now?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I knew this Grand Bentley was a Rolls Royce Wannabe. The camo makes it look like a phantom.
        Quantumphysics
        • 5 Years Ago
        AS SOON as an aftermarket company makes kits and stickons like this for the Chrysler 300, The streets are gonna be a MESS!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I really don't understand why there is no Cadillac sedan this size.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The DTS would be almost in this size category - but would in no way compete on any other level.

        Besides, you'd just complain about how it was only a "rebody", and then whinge on and on about how long it took to come to market.

        Concern troll is concerned...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Release it JUST like that. It'll be a hit.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So... Is this the new post apocalyptic road warrior package? Is the kelpie replaced by a standard poodle? Max as played by Daniel Craig?
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's some pretty good Camo, they even did the grill.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks more like armor.
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