100 Cars That Changed History
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13. Bentley Continental GT
The Bentley has been a name that brings excellence, class, luxury, and wealth to mind since the company began in 1919. The reputation and image only improved after Rolls Royce acquired the company in 1931. A Bentley was never intended to be affordable. That has changed. In 2003, after Volkswagen AG had acquired the company, the new, much more affordable Bentley was released, realizing a concept unveiled nearly ten years prior. Not only has the car received a host of accolades, it has transformed Bentley into a global brand. It is the first Bentley to ever be mass-produced, making it widely proliferated in world markets. There are numerous series of the Bentley grand touring model, including a Supersports convertible.