Classic Bentleys in the 1919 three-litre EXP2, the 1952 R-Type Continental, the 1930 Bentley 8-liter, the 1930 Blue Train Bentley Speex Six, and the 1929 Birkin Blower

100 years of Bentley

Bentley Philippines recently celebrated the British marque Bentley’s 100 founding years, marking a heritage of crafting the finest luxury vehicles in its class. 

The new Bentley Mulsanne
The all-new Bentley Flying Spur

For its 100thanniversary, Bentley Philippines had a special luncheon with Her Majesty’s Ambassador Daniel Pruce. Clients were also invited to an all-day festivity at the Bentley Philippines showroom in line with celebrations being done internationally. As a tribute, history panels which told the story of the cars and the people that shaped Bentley were showcased alongside its latest models: the Continental GT, complete with Centenary Specification, and the Bentayga. Only the vehicles which were manufactured in its Crewe factory in England in 2019 are fitted with special designs to remember the marque’s extraordinary feat.

Her Majesty’s Ambassador Daniel Pruce (left) with
Bentley Philippines chairman Roberto Coyiuto Jr.

“I feel a deep sense of pride being with everyone here today. The remarkable milestone merits a fitting celebration to honor the efforts of everyone who has been a part of Bentley’s rich history, from the past up until the present,” said Bentley Philippines head Benedicto Coyiuto. 

Ambassador Pruce and Bentley Philippines head Benedicto Coyiuto flank a Bentley Bentayga.

Amb. Pruce gave his special message at the event. “Happy birthday to Bentley! This is a wonderful day. Bentley has been manufacturing wonderful, beautiful, world-leading cars (for 100 years) and I’m delighted that they are increasingly popular here in the Philippines and Bentley’s activity here is going from strength to strength.”

Bentley reimagines the future of grand touring with the EXP 100 GT

The Bentley EXP 100 GT highlights the brand’s latest experimental design.

The day’s highlight featured a live streaming, with an exclusive first look of the Bentley EXP 100 GT which was unveiled in Bentley’s headquarters in Crewe, England. Bentley’s latest experimental design, the EXP 100 GT, houses multiple technologies while boasting a wide variety of sustainable elements. Needless to say, it is engineered with artificial intelligence (AI), or Bentley’s Personal Assistant, to give passengers greater connectivity than ever before. Design to be fully powered electrically, Bentley has stated that the concept car will produce zero emissions to accompany long-distance, high speed touring. The EXP 100 GT, which comes with the option of autonomous driving, sets its sights as far as 2035. 

The EXP 100 GT’s futuristic interior

For over a century, Bentley Motors has been producing top-of-the-line luxury automobiles, all of which manufactured and assembled in its factories in England. In 1919, Walter Owen Bentley, set out to establish his own motor company after seeing that no other automobile could satisfy his own extraordinarily high expectations as a driver, an engineer and as a gentleman. In the same year, W.O. was able to build his first automobile, the Bentley EXP1 with a 3 liter engine. His company was guided by a single principle “to build a fast car, a good car: the best in its class”, a goal that he would achieve time and time again. Today, Bentley Motors’ legacy remains fueled by the same drive of its very own founder himself. 

For more information, contact Bentley Philippines at 0917-8370527.

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