A day with Bentley. A day out of this world.
Many of you must have already noticed how passionate I am about some car brands. I am, I assume it. There’s nothing wrong with other brands, but with a few, I am the real ‘aficionado’ type of person. Unfortunately, life didn’t turn me into a millionaire, able to afford one of those pieces of beautiful machinery but I am certainly allowed to dream and stay up to date with everything related. Plus… making others dream… there’s nothing wrong with it, is there? 😉
One of these days I had the amazing chance to meet the Bentley dealer responsible for Bentley Braga, in Portugal, along with the beauties themselves. Ok… my anxiety level almost killed me but I survived!
Here are my humble impressions about such wonder of a car. The Bentley.
First, let’s talk about the Bentley Bentayga W12. Sportiness and luxury all over as expected. Every single detail kind of teleport you to the luxury standards of the brand itself. An all-new twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre W12 engine that develops 600 bhp and 900 Nm of torque. 0-100 km/h in 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 301 km/h.
Right. I got dizzy just from learning this.
That Bentayga was blue, beautiful, all shiny and… with so many exclusive details on it, again, as expected. The engineering and craftsmanship of the interiors of this car really shows the level of attention to detail involved. It fuses luxury with power and sporting ability. An amazing car, I won’t forget it. Well, I did not drive it but from being a passenger, I can tell that the experience is like being in an aircraft, actually tops it. You do fly, even if you are driving in Algarve’s roads, lots of bumps. 😉
Now into the current love of my life (ok, along with other, but hey, don’t judge me!).
The third generation of the Bentley Continental GT. As many of you know I’m crazy about the new race car. When I first got acquainted with it, through amazing pictures like the rest of world did, I got… speechless. I don’t even know how to put it into words. I truly don’t. I saw, for real, the old generation and loved it already… how was it possible to look so much better??? That was a mystery to me. Until the day I experienced one, for real. Now I know why.
The all-new Continental GT is long, low, wide and sleek. I think it is the low and sleek that took me by surprise. What an incredible car!!!! All angles of it are a rhapsody to love trust me, it has sexy written on it like I have never imagined in a car. A 6.0-litre W12 TSI engine delivers 626 bhp, 0-100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 333 km/h. Wow. It really is the pinnacle of Bentley’s design and engineering.
The hand stitched seats are minimalistic but so elegant! All the luxury details are there, plus so many feature surprises. The Intelligent Driver Assistance, the Adaptive Cruise Control… but the one I got flabbergasted with was the new Bentley Rotating Display. A unique fusion of cutting-edge electronics and artisan craftsmanship. It represents the latest in Bentley’s forward-looking approach to technology, fusing ease of use with exquisite, ergonomic design. They nailed it. It allows you to tailor the car’s instrumentation according to your mood. When the engine roars into life, a flat section of the fascia physically rotates and reveals the 12.3” high-resolution touchscreen.
I could write so much more about so many little and unperceived details I noticed in the car… but I won’t. Just because it’s overwhelming. The whole car is.
What else can I say. It was a day to remember. We are all allowed to dream.
Bring The Thunder. ⚡️
Special Thanks to Hugo Ribeiro da Silva and Bentley Braga for letting me live the dream and to Carlos Palma, who made this meeting possible.
Photo Credits (some of them): Bentley Motors Media