NEW ZEALAND CLAS­SIC CAR AUTOMOBILIA Col­lectible Mod­els / Life­style / Book and DVD Re­views – Edited by James Black WIN A CORGI FORD CAPRI RS3100

New Zealand Classic Car - - Automobilia -

Bent­ley re­ally turned a cor­ner when in 2003, un­der the man­age­ment of Volk­swa­gen AG, it re­vived an old model name with the in­tro­duc­tion of the Con­ti­nen­tal GT. Pow­ered by a mas­sive 6.0-litre W12 mo­tor — re­plete with a pair of tur­bocharg­ers — this Bent­ley for the new mil­len­nium boasted 412kw (that’s 552 im­pe­rial horses), and a top speed just a tad un­der the mag­i­cal 200mph, or 322kph mark. Woolf Bar­nato, Sir Tim Birkin and the rest of the Bent­ley Boys would’ve loved this lux­u­ri­ous beast — although we sus­pect WO him­self, not a fan of forced in­duc­tion, would not have been all that keen on the twin blow­ers! Us­ing the orig­i­nal Con­ti­nen­tal GT as a base, Bent­ley sub­se­quently es­sayed a whole range of mod­els, with one of the lat­est be­ing the 2014-in­tro­duced V8 S. If you try a Google im­age search on the V8 S, you’ll dis­cover a whole pile of shots de­pict­ing a yel­low car and a pearl-white car — the Monaco Yel­low ex­am­ple be­ing the UK press car, while the Ghost White V8 S was the orig­i­nal. The mod­els fea­tured here are based on those two Bent­leys. Both of th­ese 1:43 1:18 die-cast mod­els come from Corgi’s Limited Edi­tion range, and thanks to the good guys at Toy­mod, the NZ Corgi dis­trib­u­tor, we have one ex­am­ple of the UK Press Car Bent­ley to give away to a lucky reader — just an­swer the fol­low­ing ques­tion:


How many Ford Capri RS3100 Group Two race cars did Ford build for the 1974 ETCC se­ries?

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