New role at Makkina, London

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In October 2018 I was offered the opportunity to work at Makkina in Notting Hill, London. After 14 or so years of working for OEM’s it was exciting to switch things up a gear and work for this world renowned Automotive Design Consultancy led by its founder Michael Ani. I joined a team of extremely talented designers and modellers working closely … Read More

Bentayga Breaks SUV Record at Pikes Peak

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The Bentley Bentayga has demonstrated its outstanding performance credentials by claiming the outright record for a production SUV at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Driven by two-time champion Rhys Millen (NZ), the Bentayga completed the 12.42-mile course in just 10:49.9 – taking nearly two minutes off the previous record by averaging 66.5 mph. Climbing almost 5,000 ft through 156 … Read More

Bentley Reveals New Continental GT3 Race Car

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Bentley Motorsport is today unveiling an all-new Continental GT3 race car, currently in development for the 2018 motorsport season. The second-generation Continental GT3 is the latest dedicated race car in an acclaimed Bentley Motorsport lineage that includes the 4½ Litre, Speed Six and Speed 8 Le Mans winners. The first-generation Continental GT3 has proven to be a championship-winning endurance racer, … Read More

The All-New Bentley Continental GT Announced

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Bentley Motors has today announcing full details of its new Continental GT, the definitive Grand Tourer. Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Britain, the new third-generation Bentley Continental GT combines spirited, focused performance with handcrafted luxury and cutting-edge technology, to create the finest Grand Tourer ever produced. Wolfgang Dürheimer, chairman and chief executive of Bentley Motors, said: “Bentley has been at the … Read More

Implementing Virtual Reality into the Design Process

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Over the past few months Bentley Motors has seen a rapid rise in the use of Virtual Reality (VR) within the design process. With the increasing advancements in hardware power coupled with the new HTC Vive headsets and associated technology, Bentley’s designers and modellers have found that VR is now playing a key role in the product development of its … Read More

Bentley EXP10 Speed 6e premier at the Geneva Motor Show

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Bentley unveils its latest concept in early March at the Salon International De L’auto 2017. This is officially called EXP 12 Speed 6e concept and showcases Bentley’s ambition to define the electric luxury segment. Wolfgang Dürheimer, chairman and chief executive of Bentley Motors, said: “The EXP 12 Speed 6e is a concept to show that Bentley is defining electric motoring in the luxury sector, … Read More

HRH The Princess Royal opens new Bentley Research & Development Centre

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Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal today visited the Bentley Motors headquarters in Crewe to open a new research and development centre – 25 Pyms Lane – which is home to more than 400 Bentley engineers. The new building covers 7,200 square metres over four storeys and was constructed in just seven months. The building marks the first stage of … Read More

Bentley wins ‘Team of the Year’ award from German Design Council

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Bentley’s Design Team, under the leadership of Director of Design, Stefan Sielaff, has collected the ‘Team of the Year’ award at the prestigious Automotive Brand Contest, hosted by the German Design Council. The judging panel praised the team’s ‘passion, expertise and joy’ in creating outstanding models, and noted how Bentley’s design approach is successfully future-proofing the luxury brand. Speaking at … Read More

John Paul Gregory becomes new Head of Exterior Design at Bentley Motors

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Bentley Motors has today announced that John Paul Gregory will be its new Head of Exterior Design after SangYup Lee, the previous head, left earlier in the year John Paul has spent more than 8 years with Bentley, most recently holding the position as Advanced Exterior Design Leader. On John Paul’s promotion, Stefan Sielaff, Director of Design at Bentley Motors, commented: “John Paul’s experience … Read More

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