A history of the Bentley S2 Continental by Park Ward, as compiled from various books and magazines... Most of this content is still to come.

Press Kit from 1962 New York Auto Show!

Bentley Timeline (originally from Kerbeck RR/Bentley)

Bentley "Experimental Engine No 1" developed.
First 3-litre motor car produced in Cricklewood, London. Highly praised in The Autocar
First of a string of Bentley victories at Le Mans
First 6.5-litre Bentley can cruise all day at 70mph
Famous 4.5-litre engine introduced, later supercharged and affectionately known as "The Blower Bentley"
Bentley takes first four places at Le Mans
Star of Olympia Motor Show is 8-litre Bentley
Bentley Motors taken over by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
"The Silent Sports Car" 3.5-litre Bentley, made in Derby
Bentley 4.25-litre saloon introduced, later with overdrive
Bentley Mk V - first to feature independent front suspension
Bentley standard steel saloon - the Mark VI - made in Crewe
Bentley R-type and 120 mph R-Type Continental introduced. The Continental is the world's fastest four-seater motor car
Bentley S series
New 6,230cc V8 engine for Bentley S2. Introduction of Bentley S2 Continental by Park Ward
Revised Bentley S3 introduced
Bentley T series: radical new design, featuring independent suspension, disc brakes, automatic levelling, power braking and monocoque construction
Introduction of Bentley T drophead coupé
Bentley engine capacity increased to 6,750cc
Bentley T2 introduced
New Bentley Mulsanne saloon, named after the famous corner at Le Mans
Bentley Mulsanne Turbo provides new levels of sporting performance and is hailed as "the new Blower Bentley"
Bentley Eight announced
Bentley Turbo R - a full four-seater saloon with 150 mph top speed and acceleration from 0-60 mph in under 7 seconds
Bentley specification further upgraded in Mulsanne S
Bentley Continental R grand touring coupé introduced
Introduction of Bentley Brooklands saloon
Bentley Azure convertible introduced - the most sophisticated Bentley open tourer of the modern era
Bentley Continental T offers new levels of performance: its 420bhp engine provides acceleration from 0-60mph in 5.7 seconds, a top speed of 170mph and 875Nm of torque - the highest figure ever recorded for a production motor car
All-new, four-door Bentley Arnage, with 4 1/2 -litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine, launched at Le Mans race track
  Introduction of Continental SC sedanca coupé with unique adaptable roof system
Project Hunaudièries stuns crowds at Geneva International Show - a futuristic concept design for a two-seater Bentley sports car with 8-litre, 16-cylinder engine in unique "W" configuration.
  Range of choice extended with new Continental Mulliner coupés and Bentley Azure Mulliner, accentuating dynamic performance and handling characteristics.
  Frankfurt début for Arnage Green Label and new Bentley Arnage Red Label with 6.75-litre V8 delivering more power and torque than any other production saloon in the world.


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