Bentley Motors was founded by in 1919 when the first Bentley engine burst into life at New Street Mews, London. From these modest beginnings, the company went from strength to strength through the 1920s, with an evolving series of acclaimed motor cars and a parade of racing triumphs to prove their outstanding performance. These laurels were capped with five outright victories at Le Mans between 1924 – 1930 and a sixth in 2003.
Today, the Bentley brand is expressed in its vision of “an authentic British motor company dedicated to the design, engineering and crafting of the world's most respected high performance cars”. There are many unmistakable characteristics that define a Bentley – handcrafted luxury, distinctive design, breathtaking power and performance, a refined and exhilarating driving experience. Yet it is the combination of these characteristics that makes the brand so unique.