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Here’s what $400,000 of Bentley gets you

Here’s what $400,000 of Bentley gets you

Nobody quite does luxury and performance like Bentley. The company's legacy of Bentley Boys, flogging their supercharged cars from road race to road race in the 1920s, has been given the knowing nod by special-edition cars from the marque for decades now, but never quite so comprehensively as the 2015 Mulsanne Speed. Taking the flagship spot at the top of Bentley's range, and doing so with no shortage of style, performance, and better-then-first-class accommodation, it's not only powerful but packs a serious degree of tech behind the several hides-worth of leather. I hid my press badge and pretended there was more than just dust in my wallet to find out more at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week.

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Maybach who? Bentley brings true opulence to LA

Maybach who? Bentley brings true opulence to LA

Dear Mercedes, Bentley would like to show you what real luxury looks like. The new Mercedes-Maybach may be stunning the LA Auto Show with its interpretation of a private jet for the highway, but just around the corner it was British stalwart Bentley which was demonstrating how opulence is done properly. The brand new Bentley Grand Convertible and recently announced Bentley Mulsanne Speed may espouse the old-school approach of "gentleman's club" luxe, but that's not to say they don't hide their fair share of technology in the process.

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Vertu for Bentley: a luxury phone that feels like a luxury car

Vertu for Bentley: a luxury phone that feels like a luxury car

Barely two weeks after outing the Aster, Vertu is here again with another luxury smartphone for the affluent.. This time, however, it isn't doing it alone. Partnering with fellow British company Bentley, the Vertu for Bentley gives luxury car lovers a fitting mobile device to go with their Bentley car, which they presumably have. But aside from sporting trademark Bentley designs in addition to Vertu's own signature, the smartphone at least does have decent hardware that won't leave owners shortchanged for the price.

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iPhone and Bentley team for ultra-luxe portable studio

iPhone and Bentley team for ultra-luxe portable studio

The gap between professional cameras and smartphones continues to narrow, and now Bentley is getting in on the act with a new documentary that ostensibly pimps luxury, but is quietly a paean to what you can do with an iPhone and an iPad, particularly if they're embedded in the motorized tables for your back-seats. A new video, dubbed Intelligent Details, takes the Bentley Mulsanne - the car company's most expensive and luxurious sedan - as its centerpiece, but distinguishes itself by having been entirely filmed and edited on iOS devices.

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Bentley plug-in hybrid concept promises 50km on electricity only

Bentley plug-in hybrid concept promises 50km on electricity only

Bentley is set to show off its hybrid car concept at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition on April 20. The hybrid vehicle that will on display at the show is based on the Mulsanne, which is the top of the line vehicle that Bentley produces. Bentley won’t be offering the Mulsanne in a hybrid version anytime soon. It's simply the test bed for showing off the plug-in hybrid technology.

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Bentley Continental GT V8 S revealed

Bentley Continental GT V8 S revealed

Bentley makes high-performance cars that are also incredibly luxurious, the Bentley name is currently in the upper echelon of the automotive market. Bentley vehicles are incredibly expensive and a large portion of the vehicles are made by hand. Bentley has unveiled a new supercar called the Continental GT V8 S.

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Bentley Continental GT3 makes 600HP racer out of luxury barge

Bentley Continental GT3 makes 600HP racer out of luxury barge

Bentley has taken the wraps off of its new Continental GT3 racer, aiming to prove that it's not only Jaguar that can bring something beefy and British to the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend. Where Jaguar's achingly appealing Project 7 is a design study, however - albeit one which will do 0-60mph in 4.1 seconds - the Bentley Continental GT3 is headed to the racetrack, aiming to bring its monstrous 600 HP power to FIA Blancpain Series races in 2014.

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Bentley Flying Spur revealed: Most beastly 4-door to-date

Bentley Flying Spur revealed: Most beastly 4-door to-date

Bentley has revealed its new Flying Spur, billed as the fastest, most powerful four-door Bentley to-date, and packing even vaster quantities of technology into its cosseting wood, leather, and metal-clad cabin. Set to officially debut at the Geneva Motor Show in early March, the new Flying Spur squeezes a 6.0-litre, twin-turbo W12 powerplant under the hood, pushing out 616bhp and 800Nm of torque for a 200mph top speed and a 0-60mph dash in 4.3s. However, inside, there's a combination of comfort and gadgetry, with a 1100W Naim audio system and touchscreen controls.

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