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High Performance Car Insurance for a Bentley

High Performance Car Insurance for a Bentley
Sophie Cloud
  • On June 2, 2015

Bentley was founded on 18.01.1919 by W.O. Bentley. This year, marks the 96th year since the Marques foundation – a glorious 96 years of heritage beneath it’s wings. Bentley, from concept to production, has a class of such inescapable luxury and impeccable design.


Bentley was acquired by Rolls Royce in 1931. Then in 1998, Bentley was acquired by the German car Marque Volkswagen AG. Bentley is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen AG. Since the acquisition in 1998, Volkswagen AG has invested over £1billion into the Marque.



Bentley unveiled their first car back in 1919 – EXP 1. Since the unveiling of the EXP 1, Bentley has overseen numerous vehicles which have been designed and produced across the globe. At present, all of this is helped by a team of around 4000 employee’s worldwide.

From the more historic part of the timeline to the present, Bentley has a variety of cars to its name. Some of these include:

  • Continental GT
  • Brooklands
  • Mulsanne
  • Flying Spur V8

According to Bentley Facts and Figures each car takes a different amount of hours to build from start to finish. A Continental GT takes 104 hours. A Flying Spur takes 130 hours to build and the Mulsanne takes an incredible 399 hours. This is just another example of the level of detail and luxury that goes into the design of Bentley vehicles.

Insurance Groups

Insurance groups will vary dependant on a number of factors. The varying factors include but are not limited to; damage costs, parts costs, repair costs, repair times, car performance, car safety and car security.

Via a numerical scale of 1-50, each vehicle will be classified with a number, dependant on all the relevant factors and this will then reflect the price of insurance. The higher the number, generally, the higher the cost of insurance.

Insurance for a Bentley

Bentley, designs not only premium vehicles but is a premium Marque in itself. You can expect to see their cars in the higher end of insurance groups.

See some examples below. These examples are subjective and may vary upon actual quotations and car specifications.


Bentley Continental GT:

  • Price to buy: £123,850+
  • HP: 550
  • Insurance Group (1-50): 50


Bentley Flying Spur V8:

  • Price to buy: £136,000+
  • HP: 500
  • Insurance Group (1-50): 50


Bentley Mulsanne:

  • Price to buy: £228,200+
  • HP: 505
  • Insurance Group (1-50): 50


If you are looking for insurance for a Bentley or for more information, you can call us on 03303 331 250.

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