London, 31 July 2012 – The fastest production Bentley ever – the new Continental GT Speed – will be seen in London for the first time at Salon Privé 2012, which takes place from the 5th to 7th of September at Syon Park.
Bentley Motors, in partnership with its flagship London dealership Jack Barclay, will proudly display the company’s new performance flagship at the UK’s most prestigious Supercar Show & Concours d’Elégance.
Jack Barclay’s Tom King comments: “Salon Privé is a key venue to debut an important new Bentley like the Continental GT Speed Coupé. We have been supporting Salon Privé since the event’s beginning seven years ago, and know it is the place to introduce products of this status. The concours cars from yesteryear are also outstanding and will appeal to the classic car enthusiast in all of us.”
Orders for the new Continental GT Speed can be taken at Salon Privé, with first UK deliveries expected later this year. Powered by Bentley’s renowned 6-litre, 48-valve, four-cam, twin turbocharged W12 engine, the coupe will reach 60mph in just four seconds but with a no compromise approach to comfort, refinement, craftsmanship and quality. The handcrafted cabin features a number of signature Speed design cues that combine contemporary luxury with a distinctly sporting character.
Chubb Concours d’Elegance chief judge and Bentley Brand Ambassador Derek Bell MBE, said:“Visitors to this year’s Salon Privé are in for a real treat with the Bentley GT Speed on display. Having driven the car at full tilt and poured over it in detail I can emphatically confirm that it is one of the most impressive pieces of British engineering and craftsmanship of 2012 – so join us at Syon Park in September and see it for yourself.”
Now in its seventh consecutive year, Salon Privé is firmly established as the UK’s most prestigious Supercar Show & Concours d’Elégance as well as a calendar highlight amongst enthusiasts, collectors and buyers of modern and classic supercars.
FORMAT OF THE SHOW
|Wednesday 5th September 2012||Salon Privé Press Day (11am to 5pm)|
|Thursday 6th September 2012||Boodles Ladies Day (11am to 5pm)|
|The Diamond Jubilee Ball (7pm to 1am)|
|Friday 7th September 2012||Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance Judging Day (11am to 7pm)|
With more to enjoy than ever before, Salon Privé is shaping up to be a sell-out once again in 2012. Tickets are fully inclusive of Pommery champagne, lobster luncheon, English afternoon tea and provide full access to all areas.