The new 2011 Bentley Continental GT, that was officially unveiled this week at the 2010 International Motor Show in Paris, looks like a quintessence of wet dreams and technological advances of the first decade of the XXI century.
The gorgeous 2010 Bentley Azure T a super-luxurious four-seater for the other kind of ‘onepercenters’, which is based on the outgoing Arnage platform and features all the amenities that you can imagine in a deliberately archaic car, has finally been revealed at the 2008 Auto Show in Los Angeles, California.
All things that have a beginning must have an end (except for global economic crises: they seem to have no end.) In this respect, the 2009 Bentley Arnage Final Series is both a message and a messenger. The message is quite simple: we are tired of and are retiring the ultra-luxury car that topped Bentley’s model range for the last decade. The reason for that is probably as simple as that: after the brand’s archrival have re-introduced back in 2003 their gorgeous 7th generation of Rolls-Royce Phantom study on wheels, the lavish, yet archaic Arnage was basically doomed. Now it’s time to stop kicking the dead horse and to introduce something more relevant for the first decade of XXI century.
The famous Japanese tuning specialist ASI has revealed its new ASI Tetsu GTR sports car: an outrageous tuning program for the 2008 Bentley Continental GT super-coupe. Although the Japanese word “tetsu” means “iron”, and although some purists may argue that covering a Bentley in gold lacquer is as vulgar as a platinum Rolex decorated with diamonds and pearls, I must say that the idea is not exactly off-center when it comes to highly expensive items. For many years, gold-top Gibson Les Pauls have been instruments of choice for many well-known guitarists, as are custom made grand pianos from brands like the Italian Fazioli Pianoforti, and even Baroque-styled furniture that even now often comes with gold paint on its surfaces.
With the addition of the 2007 Bentley Continental GTC Convertible to its brilliant collection of gentleman’s gadgets, the German-owned British brand finally completes the range of luxury sports cars that now comprises a two-door GT coupe for wealthy bachelors, a four-door Flying Spur performance sedan for family guys and this gorgeous convertible GTC model for those who like to feel the wind in their hair.