Bentley Java

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The Bentley Java is a one-off concept car shown at the 1994 Geneva Motor Show. It was designed by Roy Axe of Design Research Associates.

Although only a show car, 18 were produced to order Mohammed Mandari then sold to Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, the current Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.[1] They were 6 coupes, 6 convertibles, 6 estates. They were built on a BMW 5 Series platform. Engine modified by Cosworth.

The Java concept was ultimately realised in the form of the Bentley Continental GT as a smaller less expensive Bentley with wider appeal and larger volume production. Some design elements, such as the shape of the dashboard, were carried over from Java into the Continental GT.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ibp Usa,. Brunei Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Muizzaddin Waddaulah Handbook. pp. 47, 69. ISBN 9781433004445. 

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