Bentley Continental GT ‘Off Road’

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The Bentley Bentayga isn’t something for you, but you want to go off-the-road on your next winter sport holiday? Then you must contact Classic Youngtimers Consultancy in Uden, Holland. This very rare one-off Bentley Continental GT from 2004 is looking for a new owner.

The Continental GT was unveiled at the 2003 Geneva Motor Show, followed by Le Mans, at 2003 Goodwood Festival of Speed, and the 2003 annual Bentley Drivers Club meeting at Silverstone. Very importantly, the car differed significantly from the previous Continental R & T models in terms of its concept: although much of the car is hand assembled, it is a mass-produced car made in significantly larger numbers. It is not a coachbuilt car. As a result, the price at launch was significantly less than the Continental R (approximately half) and this immediately exposed the car to a much wider and new customer base as a more affordable car.

The Continental GT is equipped with a 6.0 litre twin-turbocharged W12 engine, which produces a DIN-rated motive power output of 560 metric horsepower (412 kW; 552 bhp) at 6,100 rpm, and torque of 650 newton metres (479 lbf⋅ft) at 1,600-6,100 rpm. Torsen-based permanent four-wheel drive is standard. It will accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour (0.0 to 62.1 mph) in 4.8 seconds, and go on to reach a top speed of 318 kilometres per hour (197.6 mph).

Early models include a choice of 6 body colours (Diamond Black, Burnt Oak, Cypress, Neptune, Spruce, and Umbrian Red), 8 hide colours (Beluga, Burnt Oak, Laurel, Nautic, Portland, Saffron, Savannah, Saddle), 5 veneer types (Burr Oak, Burr Walnut, Dark Stained Walnut, Madrona, Piano Black), 4 carpet and seatbelt colours (Beluga, Burnt Oak, Laurel, Nautic).

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This particular example of the Continental GT was supplied to Bentley Paris in France in 2004. In 2018 Continental GT was costumized as a Continental GT ‘Off Road’ by Classic Youngtimer own staff, showing 85,166 km on the odometer, this car has been well looked after and maintained.

Body Type: SUV

  • Year Built: 2004
  • Full Service History
  • 85,166 Km
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Ext color: Silver
  • Int color: Brown Leather

New dampers raise the Conti by 3 inches (more than 7.5 centimeters), off-road tires cuddle special 20-inch wheels and special wheel arches further clarify that this is an offroader. The air suspension and stabilizer rods were modified to improve road handling.

Thick lights and a wheel on the roof assure you of a place on earth when civilization ceases to exist. And otherwise the 6.0-liter W12 with two turbos (560 hp, 650 Nm) does. The offroad tires are suitable for high speeds. And you had not forgotten that the car itself already had four-wheel drive, right? Inside, there was little change to the Offroad Bentley. We do advise you to buy a set of rubber mats if you actually go into the mud.

Technical Upgrades Bentley Continental  GT ‘Off Road’:

  • Suspension bring up with 3 inches
  • Modification from stabilizer and airsuspension
  • Modification front and rear wings
  • Modification innerside front and rear wings
  • Move and modifications from suspension systems, small coolers, tanks, etc to get more space in the inner mudguards.
  • Mounting custom made fender flares
  • Special made 20 Inch wheels with 285 high speed all terrain tyres
  • Special made roof rack
  • 4 Hella LED lights
  • Custom made spare wheel construction on the roof
  • Custom made rear light bush covers
  • Custom made skid plate rear
  • Exhaust modification for better sound and more power
  • Matt black painted mirrors
  • Matt black painted front grill

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This machine that’s still fully drivable on the road includes a four-wheel-drive with a 6.0-liter W12 engine………..

This very rare one-off offroad-Bentley Continental GT is for sale at Classic Youngtimer in Uden, Holland. The price is on request. Soon you can see the car in the new video clip of DJ Hardwell, Bizzey and Lil’ Kleine.

Classic Youngtimer, Arno Heirath
Koperslagerstraat 1
5405 BS Uden
The Netherlands 
0031-616433675

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Pantera by Ares Design

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Ares Design, from Modena, Italy, has released the first computer drawings of Project Panther, a car with which the design house wants to bring the legendary De Tomaso Pantera to the 21st century.

Ares Design is mainly known as the company of former Lotus CEO Dany Bahar, a top man under whose leadership the Bentley Mulsanne Coupe and the frankly bizarre Mercedes-Benz G based Ares X-Raid where recently built. The Italian-based company from Modena now announces that it is working on Project Panther, a modern interpretation of the legendary De Tomaso Pantera, an Italian muscle bundle with an American heart that appeared on the road for the first time in 1970.

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Where the original Pantera (designed by Tom Tjaarda for Ghia) brought together the best of two continents, Project Panther on paper is entirely Italians. Instead of an American V8, this upcoming supercar has the same 5.2-liter V10 as the Lamborghini’s Huracan. In fact, under the skin it is simply a Huracán. That means: four-wheel drive, a seven-speed automatic transmission and a base consisting of aluminum and carbon fiber.

The first cars must be delivered by mid-2018. Prices and specifications will follow later. It is known that the first two cars were sold in advance. Soon more about the Ares De Tomaso Pantera here on Yakymour …

 

 

 

 

 

Rolls-Royce teases first image of new Phantom

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A week before its official unveiling, take a look at the latest automotive haute couture offering in the Rolls-Royce stable…

British luxury automaker Rolls-Royce has unveiled the first teaser image of the new Phantom VIII. While the still image reveals little, it does hint at a new front look courtesy of redesigned headlights. The latest iteration of one of the world’s most luxurious cars has been confirmed as the final Phantom for the brand’s highly anticipated ‘The Great Eight Phantoms exhibition’, which will also include Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Phantom VI State Limousine, The Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan’s Phantom IV, the Marshal Montgomery’s Phantom III, and the Sir Malcolm Campbell’s Phantom II Continental.

The new Phantom VIII will make its debut at ‘The Great Eight Phantoms exhibition’ at Bonhams in Mayfair, England on July 27.

 

 

Bugatti Revives the Vintage Type 57T Model for the Future

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Although the Veyron and Chiron are the models usually associated with Bugatti, artist Arthur B. Nustas recently released a concept looking to revive one of the French car manufacturer’s vintage models.

The concept rendering draws from the classic Bugatti Type 57T modernizing its headlamp aesthetic, curved door detailing and split color scheme. Starting with a Chiron base, Nustas translated the antique headlamps found on Type 57T to fit the more triangular modern design found on the futuristic concept vehicle.

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Come into the world of Arthur B. Nustas.

Here’s What the Future of BMW and Rolls-Royce Might Look Like

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German car maker BMW is giving us a look at the future of automobiles with its latest video. Aptly-titled ‘A New Era’, the short film shows off BMW’s range of brands from BMW, Mini, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad and what we can possibly expect in the not very far future.

The BMW Motorrad concept motorcycle features a digitized visor that offers data right in your range of vision, while the BMW car is self-driving. The Rolls-Royce concept looks especially futuristic, with a ‘virtual chauffeur’ that spells the height of luxury. Lastly, the Mini concept is customizable.

Check out the video below and see what BMW envisions is the future…

 

 

 

Rolls Royce premieres Spirit of Ecstasy film, the first in a new series

A new must-watch film has been released to retell the incredible story of an automotive icon.

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Luxury British carmaker Rolls-Royce has released the first short film in a new series that will highlight the evolution of the brand that has become the most coveted name in automotive. Aptly titled Spirit of Ecstasy – also the name of that hood ornament – the first clip is narrated by Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet and brings the viewers back to the very beginning of the brand, introducing them to the founders and their muse.

The Spirit of Ecstasy has stood on the prow of every Rolls-Royce since 1911, representing the best of everything, whilst silently guiding through life those exceptional people who have made our world turn. This is a story that inspires greatness and needs to be told. Our worldwide search for the perfect voice of the Spirit of Ecstasy led us back to West Sussex, England, where both Kate Winslet and Rolls-Royce, two British icons reside. Kate Winslet brings her great talent to this role.

Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

Episode one charts the course of Rolls-Royce as it gains acclaim and recognition in the early 20th century for both its luxury as well as endurance capabilities. It also throws the spotlight on English actress Eleanor Thonton, the inspiration behind the iconic Spirit of Ecstasy.

The film series is in anticipation of the launch of the next generation of the Rolls-Royce Phantom, due out in 2018.

Steve McQueen’s dunebuggy in The Thomas Crown Affair

In 1967, Steve McQueen wasn’t as synonymous with cars and motorcycles as we remember now. Aside from his motorcycle scenes in The Great Escape, there wasn’t anything that really connected him to car and motorcycle culture in any of his dozens of movie appearances. That all changed in 1967, though. Beginning with The Thomas Crown Affair, he wouldn’t star in a movie until 1973’s Papillon that didn’t have cars as some part of the story. But Norman Jewison’s 1968 film put McQueen in one cool car after another.

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1968: Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway co-starred in ‘The Thomas Crown Affair’. The movie is about a millionaire businessman who pulls off the perfect high-class robbery. (Pierce Brosnan reprised the role in 1999.) McQueen did his own stunts in the film, including playing polo and driving this Meyers Manx dune buggy dune buggy across the Massachusetts coastline (Click photo to enlarge).

The original script for The Thomas Crown Affair called for the star to run Faye Dunaway around Crane Beach in Ipswich, Massachusetts in a Jeep. Probably a fair choice to not get stuck in the sand, but can you imagine how dull that scene would’ve been without the spinouts, jumps and raw, unmuffled exhaust note of the dune buggy?

McQueen wanted more, and what’s more than that, he’d do the driving. He contracted with Con-Ferr Manufacturing in Burbank, California. For years, Con-Ferr built all kinds of accessories for the growing four-wheel drive market, fitting racks and brush guards on Jeeps, IH Scouts, Broncos and even early Suzuki Samurais.

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They also built a handful of their own off-road vehicles, so McQueen contracted them to produce the ‘Queen Manx’, which the company completed in just eight weeks. It started life as a standard Manx, but it included:

A 4-barrel 140 HP Corvair engine. McQueen wanted a Porsche engine, but ran out of budget. He claims it had 240hp in the behind-the-scenes video below
Con-Ferr used an engine adaptor made by Ted Trevor, the guy who developed the Corv-8 conversion for Crown Manufacturing, to mate the swing-axle VW transaxle with its flipped ring & pinion to the Corvair engine
Special extra-wide rear wheels cast by American Racing that were produced to accommodate the Firestone racing tires from Andy Granatelli’s STP Special (#40) turbine car (which almost won the 1967 Indy 500)
Unique headlamp scoops to accommodated the smaller 5¾” DOT approved 12-volt headlamps
A marine-style, super-short windshield and rails
Custom waffle stitched Naugahyde seats and interior trim, crafted at Tony Nancy’s Sherman Oaks, California upholstery shop, using Datsun Fairlady seat frames
Elongated side panels to eliminate the need for side pods; According to HunterDunebuggy.com, Bruce Meyers never incorporated this feature, because it prevented the fiberglass bodies from being stackable
A Con-Ferr nameplate on the hood replacing the Meyers Manx badge

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Steve McQueen Manx interior (Click photo to enlarge).

After the movie, Bruce Meyers started building Corvair-specific Manx Buggies in conjunction with Con-Ferr called the “Manx-Vair.” If you find a Meyers Manx with a serial number beginning in “CC,” it was Corvair-powered. “CV” serial numbers refer to buggies powered by Volkswagen engines.

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Manx Vair ad. (Click photo to enlarge).

Con-Ferr also produced Corvair powered replicas of the Queen Manx, with marketing materials that referred to the movie. Consider, for a moment, what it would cost a company today to market a product using the name of a film with an Oscar under its belt, even if that Academy Award was for “Best Song.” Con-Ferr’s kits paired a modified  Meyers Manx body with a custom-fabricated chassis, rather than using VW floorpans.