Bentley has confirmed the August release for the all-new Grand Bentley, just a few days after leaked photos of the car surfaced on the web.
Bentley has released a new teaser video confirming the Concours D'Elegance introduction of their all-new Grand Bentley. This official video was sent out just a few days after smuggled, leaked photos of the Arnage successor surfaced online.
In the 40-second video we really only get to see two shots of the car, and two shots of the mascot that will adorn the Grand Bentley's hood. The angle used at the front-end confirms a car with a bold, square look, a hood that is raised in the middle, and light-colored mesh grille. At the back, the car appears to have a longer boot, creating a boxier shape than the Continental.
Called Project Kimberley internally, the new car will use the next generation of Bentley's petrol-fueled 6.75-liter V8 engine, which will produce over 550 horsepower and up to 800 ft-lb of torque. This should allow the all-wheel drive limo to reach a top speed of about 200 mph (320 km/h). Eventually, the company may also release diesel and hybrid models of the vehicle.
Bentley is not planning to release a long-wheelbase version of the new car, which will likely surprise many potential customers. By doing this, the company would be able to save money on the Grand Bentley, while speeding up the production process.
The all-new Grand Bentley will debut at the 2009 Concours D'Elegance in Pebble Beach, California, on August 16th.