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 |  Jun 12 2012, 7:02 PM

Awhile back, we spotted Bentley preparing for this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed by putting its Continental GT V8 through its paces for the hill-climb event.

Now the British automaker is proud to announce that it’ll be bringing a new model to the event, which we would speculate will be the new-generation Bentley Continental GT Speed. Unfortunately the company won’t let the cat out of the bag just yet, merely saying that the new model combines “stunning performance with exquisite luxury in the Bentley tradition.”

It will be Bentley’s largest presence ever at the event which kicks off on June 29th and runs until July 1st. Alongside the new model, Bentley will also be bringing its EXP 9 F SUV concept, which will be its U.K. premiere – we can’t wait to hear what they have to say about its controversial styling. Representing for its sedan models will be a Mulsanne Mulliner Driving Specification (MDS) model, featuring sports-tuned suspension, a diamond-quilted interior, and 21-inch wheels.

The Continental GT V8 (pictured above) will also be present, and joining it on the Hill will be the Company’s Le Mans Speed 8 and the “Birkin Blower.” The Bentley Speed 8 took the top podium spot back at the 2003 Le Mans 24 Hours, while the 4.5-liter supercharged “Birkin Blower” was raced back in the 1920s by “Bentley Boy” Tim Birkin.