Bentley Draws a Close on an Era of Rolls-Royce Shared Architecture with Special 'Final Series'
|The 'Final series' will be the last iteration of the graceful Azure convertible. (Photo: Bentley Motors)|
Have you ever wanted a Bentley coupé or convertible? No, no. Not in the same way some teenage kid wants a Lamborghini, after all, we all have unfulfilled dreams. What I mean is, are you so fortunate to be in the position to have seriously considered owning a new Bentley?
If so now is the time to make up your mind. The prestigious company, now under the capable guidance of Volkswagen AG, is in the middle of a metamorphosis of sorts, which means their aging products are about to make way for all-new designs based on completely updated architecture.
|A craftsman hand assembles an Azure within the Crewe facility. (Photo: Bentley Motors)|
Until the new models launch, beginning with the glorious 2004 Continental GT that made its North American debut at the 2003 Detroit auto show, Bentley Motors will be producing a limited number of Final Series editions of the Bentley Continental R coupé and Bentley Azure convertible between now and mid-2003, the last of the current model type to be built. This is wonderful news for those who particularly enjoy the stately lines and majestic ambience of the outgoing models.