This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed sees Bentley Motors celebrate 20 years of its revolutionary W12 engine, a powertrain that’s been the lifeblood of the brand since its integration in the Continental GT in 2003. To mark this milestone, Bentley will also showcase a selection of bespoke and coach built vehicles by Mulliner, including the much-anticipated global debut of the Speed Six Continuation Series and the UK dynamic debut of the Batur.
The twin-turbo W12 engine, a symbol of Bentley’s relentless pursuit of performance, is compact, refined, and remarkably efficient for its class. Bentley’s future-centric Beyond100 journey to full electrification sees the W12 entering its final phase of production, the last engine to be built in April 2024. Six dynamic Bentleys, each a testament to the unparalleled performance of the W12, will grace the Goodwood Hillclimb. Notably, the Batur by Mulliner, Bentley’s latest coachbuilt project, and an engineering marvel, will ascend the hill powered by the most potent W12 engine to date, delivering a staggering 740 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque.
In a tribute to the W12 legacy, Bentley also presents the Edition 12 series, a special collection of cars featuring W12-inspired details. The Continental GT Le Mans Collection, Bentley’s fastest convertible – the Continental GTC Speed, and the Flying Spur Speed Edition 12 will each provide a fitting salute to this iconic engine. Bentley’s original supercar, the Bentley Blower, and the Speed Six Car Zero will join the parade, harking back to the brand’s rich history, while the W12 Heritage Parade, a cavalcade of 12 W12-powered cars, will honor 20 years of Bentley’s game-changing engine. View all Bentley models currently for sale on duPont REGISTRY by clicking the link below.
Sources: Bentley Motors