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Luxury Vehicles

Bentley To Debut Fastest Ever Production Car in Geneva


Boasting a top speed of 206 miles per hour, the GT Speed features enhancements to its styling, power, torque and performance, most notably an improved 626 brake horsepower and 820 Nm of torque developed from its 6.0-litre twin-turbo w12 engine.

The convertible version of the car can reach 203 mph thanks to its revised chassis setup with a lowered and stiffened suspension.

As well as performance improvements, the new model also features a more distinctive design aesthetic, including a sharp front splitter, discrete side skirts and elegant rear diffuser finished to match the car’s exterior.

Furthermore, a dark tint finish has been applied to the car’s 21 inch alloy wheels, headlamps and tail lamps. Whilst the exterior modifications are completed with red-painted brake calipers and a chrome ‘speed’ badge fitted to the front fenders.

The Geneva Motor Show takes place from 6th – 16th March.

Founded by W. O. Bentley in 1919, Bentley Motors has grown to become one of the world’s most iconic luxury car makers.

Aston Martin to Launch DB9 Carbon Edition


Iconic British car brand Aston Martin are to launch two new versions of its classic Vantage and DB9 models at the Geneva Motor Show which begins this week, the latter as a striking carbon edition.

Available in a choice of black or white, the special edition model revives Aston Martin’s ‘carbon’ theme, which was last used on the DB9 back in 2010, prior to the car’s transformation into the Aston Martin formerly known as the Virage.

The latest model features lightweight carbon fibre to save on weight and improve performance, but the main differences with the standard DB9 are aesthetic.

On the car’s interior carbon fibre also covers the top section of the facia and the door handles, whilst an array of black leather, matching the black instrument panel and carbon fibre trim, add a stylish inside finish.

No changes have been made to the powertrain, with a 6.0-litre V-12 engine delivering 510 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque, allowing a top speed of 183 mph.

As for the new V8 Vantage N430, it will be available in retro Aston racing green paint and DBR1 inspired yellow highlights, and boasts fixed carbon/Kevlar seats and forged wheels helping shave 20kg from the kerb weight.

In terms of speed, it can go from 0-60mph a tenth quicker than the standard Vantage (now 4.6 seconds) and 10mph faster at the top end, hitting 190mph flat out, the same as the Vantage S.

Sales of the new DB9 and Vantage editions will begin shortly after their debuts at the Geneva Motor Show, which begins this week.