It’s become as much a rite of the summer season as the upcoming solstice, tens, if not hundreds of thousands turning out for the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed. And among those in attendance will be some very senior executives from Bentley Motors.
For good reason, it seems. The British marque will be one of the key sponsors of the event – which is marked by its iconic supercar climb up Goodwood Hill – and will have its largest-ever presence at the show.
The Festival focuses on classic supercars, some dating back to the dawn of the automotive era. But occasionally, something new squeezes in a run up the hill. A Bentley news release is promising “the international debut of a new model (that combines) stunning performance with exquisite luxury in the Bentley tradition” though it says details only “will be released before the start of the Festival.” No matter. Barring an unexpected surprise, it appears the model the German-owned maker has in mind is the next-generation Continental GT Speed, according to word that inadvertently was leaked out by Festival of Speed organizers.