Bentley to bolster its product offering with armoured cars

'We are looking at the business case of doing armoured cars,' reveals Jan-Henrik Lafrentz, Bentley's finance chief. The classic Bentley is getting a makeover...

by Rebecca Burn-Callander
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

Word on the street has it that Bentley is looking to ramp up sales in the emerging markets by launching a bulletproof range of cars. The Volkswagon-owned carmaker already sells eight out of 10 vehicles to customers outside the UK, and has picked up on a rising demand for armoured versions in Latin America, Russia and the Middle East.

Jan-Henrik Lafrentz, Bentley's finance chief explains, 'We are growing in more and more markets there. For these markets, security is an issue.'

Of course, an armoured Bentley isn't much of a stretch for the imagination. At least not for James Bond lovers. Bond drove several classic Bentleys in Ian Fleming's orginal novels, many customised for security...

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