Bentley celebrates its centenary year in 2019. The company was founded by Walter Owen Bentley in a mews behind Baker Street in London, where the first 3.0-litre engine was fired into life in 1919. Known as W.O.Bentley, the founder’s intention was always ‘To build a fast car, a good car, the best in its class.’ This adage was proven many times, with the famous ‘Bentley Boys’ taking the company to victory five times in the world’s greatest endurance race, the Le Mans 24 Hours, between 1924 and 1930. In the modern era, Bentley added a sixth Le Mans 24 Hours win with a one-two finish in 2003. Today, the Continental GT3 successfully represents Bentley on the world’s racetracks.