Nevermind the fact that Bentley hasn't built anything resembling a real production sports car since W.O. was running things – and back then sports cars were inspired by locomotives rather than jets. Still, the Volkswagen-owned luxury marque intends to bring just such a concept to the Paris show next month, according to Car and Driver.
The notion of Bentley building a car that doesn't weigh as much as a Brontosaurus certainly strikes our fancy, as the corporate powertrain department certainly has no shortage of monster motors to motivate a more lithe Bentley beast. Perhaps the marque could even make a return trip to Le Mans with a racing version that's more Bentley and less Audi than the old Speed 8.

But we're getting ahead of ourselves here, as details at this point are as scarce as modern Bentley owners who could tell you who Woolf Barnato is. In fact, besides the fact that the Bentley sports car is coming, about all the magazine says it that the concept should be the sportiest thing to wear the Flying B since the 1999 Hunaudières concept car. That shouldn't be difficult – let's just hope that this time VW doesn't steal the design for Bugatti.

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      • 2 Years Ago
      Take the upcoming R8/Gallardo’s carbon fibre platform, drop in either Bentley’s 500/487 turbo v8 or their 616/590 turbo w12 and tweak the interior/exterior design to fit the corporate image. That would make it easy enough for the VW group to produce yet another $200-300K supercar alternative. What I don’t understand is how can they have the R8, the Gallardo, the rumoured Porsche sharing this platform and now possibly a Bentley in this small segment and not cannibalize their sales?
      • 2 Years Ago
      VW needs to update Bentley.The current Bentley designs have been around since VW introduced Bentley. Meanwhile Mercedes-Benz will be introducing a brand new S class range starting this fall.Including a S Class coupe and convertible.They will be superior to VW's Bentley and undercut them by thousands of dollars
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think it might be a front engined 2-seat supercar built from a shortened Continental platform. Or a super-shortened Mulsanne. I doubt it will be light weight in the true sense of the word. If Bentley can do a Ferrari knock-off at at 4,500 lbs I'll be happy. It will be heavy and bombastic in horsepower and torque...
      Jonathan Ippolito
      • 2 Years Ago
      My only two questions are what will it look like and what will it cost ?