Few brands carry the level of prestige that Bentley does. The U.K. automaker has built a century-long reputation for merging breathtaking performance with exquisite form.Every entry in the Bentley archives is a masterpiece of automotive design, but we at Show Cars of Boca Raton think these are the crème de la crème — the best new and classic Bentley cars ever made.
Bentley 8 Litre
Company founder W. O. Bentley was hugely influential in the advancement of high-performance engineering in the early 20th century. His ingenuity for mechanical and design enhancements was evident on every vehicle he crafted — none more so than the final model he designed for Bentley Motors: the 8 Litre.
A year before selling his namesake company to Rolls Royce, W.O. made his largest and most luxurious creation — with the biggest engine of any U.K. car at the time. The Bentley 8 Litre was truly a testament to the man’s expertise, being one of the few production cars at the time to exceed 100mph.
The “Blower” Bentley
Also known as the Birkin Blower, this pre-WWII racecar gets its nickname from driver and “Bentley Boy” Tim Birkin. He took the 4 1/2 Litre model and advocated for the addition of a supercharger to increase its power — something B.O. was opposed to.
Turns out Birkin was right this time, as the vehicle proved its capability at the 1930 Le Mans 24 Hour race and 1930 French Grand Prix. When you think of classic Bentley racers, you no doubt think of Birkin in the driver’s seat of this legendary model.
Bentley R-Type Continental
Even after the departure of B.O., the company continued to prove its groundbreaking prowess in automotive performance. The R-Type Continental was a game-changer in the early 1950s. This large and luxurious four-seat sedan could easily breeze down the road at 100mph — a feat no other car at the time could do.
Any of the Bentley R Type models are worth owning, but the Continental was undeniably the most influential of the gang. Although it wasn’t widely produced compared to the other Bentley models on the market, the R-Type Continental set the standard for the opulent craftsmanship and stunning performance for numerous future Bentley models.
As the flagship model of the Bentley lineup, the Mulsanne exemplifies the brand’s lavishness and timeless style. This fashionable sedan was recently retired following the 2020 model year after having been a popular option among buyers for its wide availability and signature 6 3/4 V8 engine.
During its production in the 2010s, the Mulsanne was a unique entry in the brand’s lineup, being one of the few contemporary models to be made entirely in-house by Bentley, rather than borrowing a Rolls-Royce platform.
Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid
As the Bentley brand looks ahead to the future of the automotive industry, it’s showing that even high-performance luxury cars can be fuel-efficient and eco-friendly. Bearing all the sleek design queues and sumptuous interior touches you expect from a modern Bentley, the Flying Spur Hybrid offers something new for Bentley fans: electric power.
As the second hybrid model that Bentley has made thus far, the Flying Spur Hybrid is a hand-crafted work of vehicular art, flaunting unique detailing and seamless integration of modern technology. Plus, its powerful 100kW electric motor helps the sedan soar from 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds and reach a top speed of 177 mph.
Whether you want to add a vintage Bentley vehicle to your collection or commute in a newer one on a daily basis, Show Cars of Boca Raton can help put you in the driver’s seat. We can locate and ship your dream Bentley anywhere across the United States.