When you think of New Zealand , Castles are not the first thing that come to mind , unless you're thinking about Lord of the Rings! The Bentley Drivers Club Tour arrived in style with everyone dressing for the occasion and to mark WO Bentleys 100th Year in a way that befits the brand and celebrates the club.
Bentley Auckland sponsored this years “What Women Want” event at the Cordis Hotel, Auckland. Attendees enjoyed Ayala French Champagne on arrival, pop-up store shopping, three-course lunch matched with wines, entertainment, a Shen Fashion show, inspirational speakers and a charity auction for The Heart Foundation.
The incredible Pikes Peak Wining Bentayga has arrived in New Zealand in time for the Leadfoot Festival in Hahei. The only modification made to the car, aside from the fitment of a safety cage, was to the front bumper to allow for additional cooling to the 600bhp, twin-turbo 6.0-litre engine. The W12 was also fitted carbon-ceramic brakes, which are an option on Bentayga models, and an Akrapovic exhaust system.
During November we visited Queenstown , Christchurch & Wellington with the all New Bentley Continental GT , Bentayga V8 Petrol & Bentayga V8 Diesel. The new GT was a particular hit given that it had never been seen in the South Island , many people commented on how incredible the technology is and absolutely loved the all new rotating display.
Bentley Auckland hosted this years Trends International Design Awards to celebrate the very best of New Zealand home design. Winners on the night were: Gary Todd Architecture (Winner Architect-designed New Home) O'Neil Architecture (Winner Designer New Home ) Matt Brew Architects ( Winner Architect-designed Renovation) Creative Arch (Winner Designer Renovation) A draw was held at the end of the evening with the winner taking home a Naim Audio Muso System designed in collaboration with Bentley Motors.
A VIP Dinner for prize winners of the Scott McLaughlin Grand Prix and other doners to Kartsport New Zealand was held at the stunning Boomrock lodge , Kauri Bay. Once a WW2 lookout for the New Zealand Army , Boomrock Lodge is a multi venue property situated on Clevedon's gentle rolling hills with amazing views out towards Waiheke, Ponui and the Coromandel
3 Journalists from New Zealand flew across the ditch to drive the all New Continental GT with other press from around Australia. The event covered key aspects of the new car in detail and of course a thorough drive to really enforce what a superb car this really is. Uno Magazine & Autocar were in attendance as well as Blu Steven from YouTube Channel Carnut.kiwi
Bentley Motors create the world’s most iconic cars, and we think there is no greater place to drive them than right here in New Zealand. In August we released a short film showcasing the incredible Mulsanne Speed and the stunning Parihoa Farm. The film has been viewed over 12,000 times on Facebook and has been shared all round the world by not only fans , but customers and employees of Bentley Motors in Crewe. See the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkYBBvvjOY8
Driven by two-time champion Rhys Millen (NZ), the Bentayga completed the 12.42-mile course in just 10:49.9 – taking nearly two minutes off the previous record by averaging 66.5 mph. “This record proves the outstanding dynamic ability of the Bentayga – demonstrating again how Bentley Motors is the only automotive company in the world that can combine pinnacle luxury and breath-taking performance. Congratulations to all at Bentley Motorsport and to Rhys Millen and his team.”
New Zealand’s only Steinway artist Jason Bae returned from his studies at the Royal Academy to give a recital tour of New Zealand. Jason was the youngest ever concerto soloist with the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra at the Starlight Symphony in the Park. The brilliant young pianist performed to our customers to pre launch the incredible new "Spirio" self playing Piano.
After the successful showroom inauguration on 03rd August 2017, the new iconic Bentley Auckland Showroom on Great North Road held our much-awaited official Grand Opening on 14th December 2017. More than 350 distinctive guests were present at the event enjoying live music by New Zealand’s triple platinum artist ,David Kerrison. Our new flagship showroom has been designed to go beyond any previous luxury automotive experience in New Zealand and was completed in time to launch the all new Bentley Continental GT , flown in especially from the factory in England. Sir Colin Giltrap, Chairman of the Giltrap Group marked the occasion together with David Jackson , Regional Manager for Bentley Motors Asia Pacific. The all new Continental GT is here to view until February 10th with first customer deliveries beginning in May , just after our official demonstrators arrive.
The 2nd annual Denizen Heroes Black Tie Gala, one of the most coveted events of the year, celebrated the achievements of six outstanding individuals who have contributed to enhance the greater Auckland community. As a sponsor, Bentley Auckland displayed a Continental GT V8 & Bentayga W12 at the grand entrance to St Matthews-in-the-City.
In May 2017 Eye Magazine together with Bentley Auckland launched their new lifestyle magazine released annually focused on fashion, beauty, cuisine, horse racing, motoring, travel and lifestyle. This Chinese version of Eye magazine is new to the Auckland luxury scene and was well received on the night. The event was held at the Matisse Furniture Store in Parnell and included other brand partners such as Stoneyridge,Flame Tree, Sugarcoated,Mentions NZ Sunscreen, Craig Primrose paintings & Michael Joyce.
Bentley Auckland together with the Giltrap Group assisted Karaka Bloodstock with cars at this years Yearling Sales event. On Display were the all new Continental GT and a New Flying Spur that was used to transport prospective buyers to and from the sale. New Zealand thoroughbreds have gone from strength to strength on the world stage of top class racehorses.
The Bentley EXP 100 GT has been designed to explore how grand touring could look in 2035. It takes the striking design and exhilarating performance that are essential parts of the Bentley DNA in innovative new directions, inspired by the ways our customers’ lives are changing.
On 10 July 2019, we will be celebrating 100 extraordinary years of Bentley Motors. Bentley’s vision for the future of Extraordinary Journeys will be unveiled on the day of the Centenary. Born from Bentley DNA and inspired by our customers, it showcases an exciting future.
Bentley has created a unique, Limited Edition model that pays homage to the legendary No. 1 Bentley Blower of 1929. The Continental GT Convertible Number 1 Edition by Mulliner is a modern interpretation of a truly iconic racing car, and features a remarkable piece of history, cast from a piston from the original No.1 Blower, set within the front console, as part of the Bentley Rotating Display.
Bentley Motors has unveiled the world’s most advanced Grand Touring luxury sedan – the all-new Flying Spur. Whether driving or being driven, the all-new Flying Spur offers a unique combination of limousine luxury and sports sedan performance, blending bold new road presence with world-leading interior quality and design, plus cutting-edge customer-focused technology.
New Bentayga V8 Design Series is a contemporary styled and visually dynamic version of the world’s most luxurious SUV. It blends unique Mulliner exterior and interior features, together with a suite of existing Bentayga options, to create a highly desirable special edition.
In celebration of Bentley’s first 100 extraordinary years, Mulliner has created a truly exceptional limited edition: the Continental GT Number 9 Edition.
Introducing the all-new Continental GT Convertible. Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Britain the GT Convertible represents everything Bentley knows about creating the world’s most stylish and elegant Grand Tourers.
Bentley announces the launch of Advanced Connectivity – the world’s first super-fast, reliable and secure in-car WiFi system, available now for Mulsanne and for all Bentley models in 2019. Call us now on +64 9 884 3042 or visit Bentley Auckland to discuss how you can add this new service to your Bentley. You can now benefit from uninterrupted mobile network coverage while travelling, providing a fully functioning and fully connected executive office on the move.
Bentley is celebrating entering its 100th year by introducing a special Centenary Specification. You can visit us at Bentley Auckland to discover this luxurious specification, which is only available for Bentley cars commissioned between January and December 2019.
Bentley Motors presents a new very special limited edition Mulsanne. The Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner pays homage to the founding father of Bentley Motors and incorporates a genuine piece of Bentley history in every car.
Bentley has revealed a new film which tells the extraordinary story of Bentley’s evolution. As we enter our 100th year of creating the definitive Grand Tourer, we are honouring almost a century of innovation, achievement and craftsmanship in an engaging short film.
Since its introduction, Bentley Bentayga has set the luxury SUV benchmark, offering customers an unforgettable Grand Touring experience unrestricted by landscape or conditions. Bentayga V8 is everything Bentayga was designed to be, balancing exquisite refinement with astonishing performance.
Introducing the Bentley Flying Spur V8 S Black Edition. This new edition adds another dimension to the already powerful and intriguing looks of the Bentley Flying Spur V8 S, giving this agile, exhilarating 4 door sedan an even darker edge.
The Flying Spur Design Series is a striking Limited Edition by Mulliner. Available across the entire range, this exclusive edition highlights the Flying Spur’s most important design lines with bright accent colours.
Bentley has pushed the boundaries once again, unveiling one of the world’s most detailed landscape images and the second in its campaign of extraordinary gigapixel photographs.
Bentley Motors has revealed the new EXP 12 Speed 6e Concept at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, sharing its ambition to define the electric luxury segment. For more information about this new concept contact us.
Bentley has revealed its fastest and most powerful production Bentley to date – the new Continental Supersports. The Supersports takes the phenomenal performance, handling and speed of the first generation to new levels. A supercar by design with bold body styling features; including carbon-fibre accents to front and rear and a large carbon-fibre rear spoiler.
We’re delighted to introduce the latest addition to the Continental family: the Continental GT V8 S Black Edition. This exclusive special edition, available both as coupé and convertible, is designed to emphasise the sportier, more contemporary edge of the GT V8 S.