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