Bentley Trivia Questions and Answers

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  1. When was Bentley Motors Limited founded?
    A: 1903
    B: 1925
    C: 1919
    D: 1980
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: Bentley Motors Limited was founded on 18 January 1919.
  2. Who are the founders of Bentley Motors Limited?
    A: Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler
    B: Henry Ford and Thomas Edison
    C: H. M. Bentley and W. O. Bentley
    D: Adam Opel and August Horch
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: Bentley Motors Limited was founded by H. M. Bentley and his brother W. O. Bentley.
  3. Which company acquired Bentley in 1998?
    A: BMW Group
    B: Daimler AG
    C: Volkswagen Group
    D: Ford Motor Company
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: Bentley was acquired by Volkswagen Group in 1998.
  4. In what location is Bentley Motors Limited headquartered?
    A: London, England
    B: Munich, Germany
    C: Crewe, England
    D: Melbourne, Australia
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: Bentley Motors Limited is headquartered in Crewe, England.
  5. What notable motorsport event did Bentley win multiple times in the 1920s?
    A: Indianapolis 500
    B: Monaco Grand Prix
    C: 24 Hours of Le Mans
    D: Dakar Rally
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: Bentley won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1924, 1927, 1928, 1929, and 1930.
  6. Which prominent Bentley model was introduced in the 2000s as a high-performance luxury sedan?
    A: Bentley Arnage
    B: Bentley Continental GT
    C: Bentley Flying Spur
    D: Bentley Mulsanne
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: The Bentley Continental GT was introduced in the 2000s as a high-performance luxury sedan.
  7. What was Bentley’s production output in 2012?
    A: 5,000 vehicles
    B: 7,593 vehicles
    C: 9,107 vehicles
    D: 10,000 vehicles
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: Bentley’s production output was 9,107 vehicles in 2012.
  8. As of 2023, who is the CEO of Bentley Motors?
    A: Herbert Diess
    B: Adrian Hallmark
    C: Akio Toyoda
    D: Elon Musk
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: Adrian Hallmark is the Chairman and CEO of Bentley Motors as of 2023.
  9. Which Bentley model debuted as a high-performance luxury SUV?
    A: Bentley Turbo R
    B: Bentley Arnage
    C: Bentley Bentayga
    D: Bentley Azure
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: The Bentley Bentayga is a high-performance luxury SUV introduced by Bentley.
  10. How many employees did Bentley have in 2013?
    A: 1,500
    B: 2,700
    C: 3,600
    D: 4,000
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: Bentley employed 3,600 workers in 2013.
  11. In which factory are most Bentley models assembled?
    A: Zuffenhausen, Germany
    B: Goodwood, England
    C: Maranello, Italy
    D: Crewe, England
    Correct Answer: D
    Explanation: Most Bentley models are assembled at the factory in Crewe, England.
  12. What milestone did Bentley Motors celebrate during Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee?
    A: Launch of the Bentley Bentayga
    B: Launch of the Bentley Flying Spur
    C: Presentation of an official State Limousine
    D: Introduction of the Bentley Continental GT
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: Bentley presented Queen Elizabeth II with an official State Limousine to celebrate her Golden Jubilee.
  13. Who designed the engine for Bentley’s first car chassis exhibited in 1919?
    A: Enzo Ferrari
    B: Ferdinand Porsche
    C: Clive Gallop
    D: Henry Royce
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: Ex-Royal Flying Corps officer Clive Gallop designed the engine for Bentley’s first car chassis exhibited in 1919.
  14. How many times did Bentley win the 24 Hours of Le Mans by 1930?
    A: 2
    B: 3
    C: 4
    D: 5
    Correct Answer: D
    Explanation: Bentley won the 24 Hours of Le Mans four consecutive times from 1927 to 1930.
  15. Which iconic Bentley model became famous for its distinctive supercharger projecting from the grille?
    A: Bentley 6½ Litre
    B: Bentley 4½ Litre
    C: Bentley 8 Litre
    D: Bentley 3 Litre
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: The Bentley 4½ Litre “Blower Bentley” became famous for its distinctive supercharger projecting from the bottom of the grille.
  16. Who acquired Bentley Motors in 1931?
    A: Vickers
    B: Rolls-Royce
    C: BMW
    D: Volkswagen
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: Rolls-Royce acquired Bentley Motors in 1931.
  17. What was Bentley’s slogan in advertisements for the 3½ Litre produced in 1933?
    A: The passage of elegance
    B: Luxury in motion
    C: The silent sports car
    D: Speed meets comfort
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: Bentley’s advertisements for the 3½ Litre called it “the silent sports car”.
  18. Which luxury Bentley model was first launched by Volkswagen AG?
    A: Bentley Brooklands
    B: Bentley Arnage
    C: Bentley Azure
    D: Bentley Continental GT
    Correct Answer: D
    Explanation: The Bentley Continental GT was the first luxury model launched by Volkswagen AG.
  19. Where are the bodies of the Bentley Continental manufactured?
    A: Goodwood, England
    B: Zwickau, Germany
    C: Turin, Italy
    D: Maranello, Italy
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: The bodies for the Bentley Continental are manufactured in Zwickau, Germany.
  20. What notable feat was achieved by Captain Woolf Barnato with his Bentley car in 1930?
    A: Winning the Monaco Grand Prix
    B: Driving from Cannes to London faster than the Blue Train
    C: Completing the Dakar Rally
    D: Setting a land speed record
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: Captain Woolf Barnato drove his Bentley from Cannes to London faster than the Blue Train.
  21. What year did Bentley participate in the Indianapolis 500?
    A: 1920
    B: 1922
    C: 1925
    D: 1928
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: Bentley participated in the Indianapolis 500 in 1922.
  22. Which Bentley model did James Bond drive in the original novels?
    A: Bentley 8 Litre
    B: Bentley Speed Six
    C: Bentley 4½ Litre
    D: Bentley T Series
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: James Bond drove a Bentley 4½ Litre in the original novels.
  23. What event prompted Bentley to stop motor racing after 1930?
    A: Winning the Indianapolis 500
    B: The Wall Street Crash of 1929
    C: Introduction of new business regulations
    D: Development of new models
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: The Wall Street Crash of 1929 and resulting Great Depression throttled the demand for Bentley’s expensive motor cars.
  24. How many vehicles did Bentley sell worldwide in 2007?
    A: 7,000
    B: 8,000
    C: 9,500
    D: 10,000
    Correct Answer: D
    Explanation: Bentley sold 10,014 vehicles worldwide in 2007.
  25. What innovative manufacturing technique did Walter Owen Bentley explore in 1913?
    A: Carbon-composite materials
    B: Titanium welding
    C: Aluminium pistons
    D: 3D printing
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: Walter Owen Bentley explored using aluminium pistons as a lighter alternative to cast iron in 1913.
  26. What Bentley model was reintroduced as a four-seat convertible derived from the Arnage?
    A: Bentley Azure
    B: Bentley Brooklands
    C: Bentley Continental GT
    D: Bentley Mulsanne
    Correct Answer: A
    Explanation: The Bentley Azure was reintroduced as a four-seat convertible derived from the Arnage.
  27. How much did Volkswagen invest to modernize the Crewe factory?
    A: £100 million
    B: £200 million
    C: £500 million
    D: £800 million
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: Volkswagen spent £500 million to modernize the Crewe factory.
  28. What is the approximate production capacity of the Crewe factory per year?
    A: 5,000 vehicles
    B: 7,500 vehicles
    C: 8,500 vehicles
    D: 9,500 vehicles
    Correct Answer: D
    Explanation: The Crewe factory has an installed capacity of approximately 9,500 vehicles per year.
  29. What major decision did Bentley Motors announce in November 2020 concerning vehicle production?
    A: Shift to hybrid vehicle production
    B: Opening a new factory
    C: Halting production altogether
    D: Transition to all-electric vehicles by 2030
    Correct Answer: D
    Explanation: Bentley Motors announced that all new cars sold will be electric by 2030.
  30. In which year did Bentley first present the Continental Supersports?
    A: 2005
    B: 2007
    C: 2009
    D: 2012
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: Bentley first presented the Continental Supersports at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.
  31. What was the average speed of the Bentley entry in the 1922 Indianapolis 500?
    A: 65.25 mph
    B: 74.95 mph
    C: 80.50 mph
    D: 92.00 mph
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: The Bentley entry in the 1922 Indianapolis 500 had an average speed of 74.95 miles per hour.
  32. How much did the investor Captain Woolf Barnato initially put into Bentley to save the business?
    A: £50,000
    B: £75,000
    C: £100,000
    D: £200,000
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: Captain Woolf Barnato initially invested in excess of £100,000 to save Bentley’s business.
  33. What year did Volkswagen officially become the sole provider of cars with the “Bentley” marque?
    A: 1998
    B: 2000
    C: 2002
    D: 2003
    Correct Answer: D
    Explanation: From 1 January 2003, Volkswagen became the sole provider of cars with the “Bentley” marque.
  34. Which car was synonymous with Bentley’s high-performance image in the 1980s?
    A: Bentley Brooklands
    B: Bentley Continental T
    C: Bentley Mulsanne
    D: Bentley Azure
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: The Bentley Mulsanne, introduced in 1980, was synonymous with Bentley’s high-performance image in the 1980s.
  35. From which factory did Bentley source bodies for the Bentayga?
    A: Munich
    B: Ingolstadt
    C: Zwickau
    D: Bratislava
    Correct Answer: D
    Explanation: Bentley sourced bodies for the Bentayga from the Volkswagen Bratislava Plant.
  36. How many Le Mans victories did Bentley achieve consecutively from 1927 to 1930?
    A: Two
    B: Three
    C: Four
    D: Five
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: Bentley achieved four consecutive Le Mans victories from 1927 to 1930.
  37. How many units of the Continental GTZ were proposed for production?
    A: 25
    B: 49
    C: 75
    D: 100
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: A limited run of 49 units of the Continental GTZ was proposed for production.
  38. What significant event caused Bentley to shut down production for March and April 2009?
    A: Market competition
    B: Shift to electric vehicles
    C: Slump in global sales
    D: Introduction of new technology
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: A slump in global sales caused Bentley to shut down production during March and April 2009.
  39. How much was Bentley’s net income in 2010?
    A: €8 million
    B: -€245 million
    C: €155 million
    D: €10 million
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: Bentley’s net income in 2010 was negative €245 million.
  40. How many units did Bentley sell in 2011?
    A: 5,117
    B: 7,003
    C: 8,627
    D: 10,000
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: Bentley sold 7,003 units in 2011.
  41. Which car was falsely believed to have raced against the Blue Train?
    A: Bentley 8 Litre
    B: Bentley Speed Six
    C: Bentley 4½ Litre
    D: Speed Six with Gurney Nutting coupé
    Correct Answer: D
    Explanation: The Speed Six with Gurney Nutting coupé was falsely believed to have raced against the Blue Train.
  42. Who was Bentley’s head of exterior design as of the latest update?
    A: Hans Zimmer
    B: John Paul Gregory
    C: Adrian Hallmark
    D: Darren Day
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: John Paul Gregory is the head of exterior design.
  43. In which year did Bentley see a record profit of €155 million?
    A: 2003
    B: 2005
    C: 2007
    D: 2010
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: Bentley announced a record profit of €155 million in 2007.
  44. How many units were sold by Bentley in 2008?
    A: 6,000
    B: 7,600
    C: 8,100
    D: 10,500
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: Bentley sold approximately 7,600 units in 2008.
  45. When did Bentley confirm it would continue racing after its acquisition by Rolls-Royce?
    A: 1931
    B: 1934
    C: 1937
    D: 1939
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: In 1934, Bentley confirmed it would continue racing after its acquisition by Rolls-Royce.
  46. What was the first standard steel-bodied Bentley model after World War II?
    A: Bentley Mark V
    B: Bentley Mark VI
    C: Bentley S1
    D: Bentley R Type
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: The first standard steel-bodied Bentley model after World War II was the Bentley Mark VI.
  47. What is the name of the company that ultimately became the owner of the Rolls-Royce name and logo after BMW and VW negotiations?
    A: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited
    B: Daimler AG
    C: Ford Motor Company
    D: General Motors
    Correct Answer: A
    Explanation: BMW established Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited after negotiations with Volkswagen.
  48. By 2011, which country had emerged as the largest market for Bentley?
    A: United States
    B: United Kingdom
    C: Germany
    D: China
    Correct Answer: D
    Explanation: As of November 2012, China was Bentley’s largest market.
  49. What innovative feature did the Bentley Supersports introduced in 2009 include?
    A: Four-wheel steering
    B: Self-driving capabilities
    C: FlexFuel technology
    D: Hydrogen power
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: The Bentley Supersports introduced in 2009 included environmentally friendly FlexFuel technology.
  50. Which Bentley model was known for being the most economical model produced during the 1980s?
    A: Bentley Mulsanne
    B: Bentley Turbo R
    C: Bentley Eight
    D: Bentley Brooklands
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: The Bentley Eight, produced in the 1980s, was known for being the more economical model.
  51. How did Bentley respond to the challenge of market demand post-war?
    A: Increased production of custom models
    B: Developed an all-steel body ready-to-drive car
    C: Shifted to producing only chassis
    D: Expanded into manufacturing motorcycles
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: Bentley developed an all-steel body to meet post-war market demands and government pressure to export.
  52. Which company did Bentley outbid in the acquisition?
    A: Audi
    B: Vickers
    C: Napier
    D: Lamborghini
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: Bentley outbid Napier during its acquisition process.
  53. What car did Bentley launch as its most iconic model under Captain Woolf Barnato’s influence?
    A: Bentley 6½ Litre Speed Six
    B: Bentley Turbo R
    C: Bentley Azure
    D: Bentley 3 Litre
    Correct Answer: A
    Explanation: The Bentley 6½ Litre Speed Six became an iconic model under Captain Woolf Barnato’s influence.
  54. Which event prompted the necessity for Bentley to be acquired by Volkswagen in 1998?
    A: Financial instability
    B: Market expansion goals
    C: Engine supply contract notice
    D: Introduction of new models
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: The engine supply contract notice from BMW prompted Bentley’s acquisition by Volkswagen in 1998.
  55. In which factory were some Bentley models, such as the Flying Spur, assembled apart from Crewe?
    A: Goodwood factory
    B: Dresden factory
    C: Sindelfingen factory
    D: Munich factory
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: Some Bentley models, like the Flying Spur, were assembled at Volkswagen’s Dresden factory.
  56. How many times did Bentley compete in the Indianapolis 500?
    A: Once
    B: Twice
    C: Three times
    D: Never
    Correct Answer: A
    Explanation: Bentley competed once in the Indianapolis 500 in 1922.
  57. What was a major contributing factor to Bentley’s financial troubles in the late 1920s?
    A: Introduction of cheaper models
    B: Global economic situation
    C: Changes in management
    D: Decreased interest in racing
    Correct Answer: B
    Explanation: The Wall Street Crash of 1929 and the Great Depression significantly contributed to Bentley’s financial troubles.
  58. Which Bentley model is currently known for being assembled with painted bodies arriving from Germany?
    A: Bentley Flying Spur
    B: Bentley Continental GT
    C: Bentley Mulsanne
    D: Bentley Bentayga
    Correct Answer: A
    Explanation: The Bentley Flying Spur had bodies that were painted and shipped from Germany.
  59. How did Bentley originally market their new 3½ Litre sports car in 1933?
    A: As the epitome of luxury
    B: The quietest ride
    C: As “the silent sports car”
    D: The fastest car in the world
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: Bentley marketed the 3½ Litre sports car in 1933 as “the silent sports car.”
  60. Which car did the TV series character John Steed drive?
    A: Bentley 3 Litre
    B: Bentley Turbo R
    C: Bentley 4½ Litre
    D: Bentley Brooklands
    Correct Answer: C
    Explanation: John Steed drove a Bentley 4½ Litre in the TV series “The Avengers.”

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