Monday 12th September 2005
At the IAA Motor Show in Frankfurt, Bentley Motors revealed the production version of the new 168 mph Azure. The luxurious four-seater Azure, which went on sale in the Spring 2006, was the latest in a portfolio of wonderfully desirable ‘dropheads’ stretching back many decades and reaffirmed Bentley’s reputation as creator of the world’s most elegant convertibles. Like its iconic predecessor, which was in production from 1995 to 2002, the new Azure became the flagship of the Bentley model range. Britain’s fastest hatchback, the 255PS Vectra VXR was also unveiled at the show. The supercar priced at £25,000 was capable of 161 mph.