So what will people make of the new Eterniti Artemis? The new London-based car maker set out two years ago to produce ‘The World’s First Super-SUV’, but have they managed to achieve anything more than a tuned Porsche Cayenne?
I really hope Bentley’s SUV concept looks better in the metal than it does in these awkward renderings. Inside, of course, it looks sublime – unmistakably a Bentley – but was this really penned by the same designers who brought us the elegant Continental GT?
As sure as night follows day, so convertible follow coupe, in this case Bentley’s new Continental GT V8 Coupe which made its premiere at the NAIAS in Detroit back in January – and now spawns the new Continental GTC V8 convertible.
Most of us experience a traffic jam (or two) on our daily commute, but when you’ve shelled out a six-figure sum for your Bentley it’s irksome to see the nerd in his Prius making just as swift progress, but at considerably less cost.
In these more frugal times, even a brand like Bentley needs to steer away from conspicuous levels of consumption that used to be the watchword for high-performance luxury car makers. Statements such as “If you have to ask, you probably can’t afford it”, have been replaced by “..it has quite a modest carbon footprint”.
If heaven really is a place on earth, then let me introduce you to where it is and how you can get there.
Over the past few months you will have been bombarded with warnings about the upcoming winter weather and why we MUST fit a set of winter tyres to our cars, less we be doomed to an ignominious (and expensive) fate.
News that Aston Martin has been voted the UK’s Coolest Brand for the fifth time in six years got me thinking – What does it mean? How did they get there? And how can other brands get in on the action?
I love this image. It’s from last weekend’s Intercontinental Le Mans Challenge (ILMC) 6-hour race at Silverstone and depicts a meeting of two generations of Le Mans Audis – the current R18 TDI and R8C from 1999.
There are few sights as mesmerising as a convoy of iconic supercars growling their way through the streets of London. Thousands of horses straining to be unleashed, clutches smouldering in frustrated anticipation; “look” I heard a young boy shout excitedly to his father, “an Enzo”.
Fiennes Restoration is probably the most successful British engineering firm you’ve never heard of. What sounds like some antiquated back-street repair shop is one of those rare breed of companies who are innovating in the field of classic and historic restorations. Case in point – their machine shop boasts the highest number of CNC tooling machines used by an independent UK specialist restorer.
If you’re of the opinion that the regular Bentley Continental GT looks a bit ordinary, then you’ll like what they’ve done with the new Mulliner Styling Specification’s Classic Pack.
A thought occurred to me this morning when Audi revealed its range-topping R8 GT Spyder, that with most of BMW’s main competitors now retailing cars well above the £100,000 threshold, can we still consider BMW a luxury brand?