Plenty of ££ around - Bentley - Fishermans Bend

Seen 3 Bentley Bentgaya in the last week. Must be too many people around with more ££ than taste. R-R leviathan does look good, Bentley.....

Plenty of ££ around - Bentley - RT

Seen 3 Bentley Bentgaya in the last week. Must be too many people around with more ££ than taste. R-R leviathan does look good, Bentley.....

Unlike "proper" Bentleys, like Arnage and Mulsanne, the VW-based models have always been aimed at buyers with plenty of money but no taste - just like the BMW-based Rolls-Royces!

Plenty of ££ around - Bentley - gordonbennet

Agree with RT, previous Bentleys had that certain something about them, Arnage the last that could literally take your breath away for its beauty, can't look any of the things they've made since, but each to their own.

Rolls Royce cars never did quite match the Bentleysof each generation for English old school handsome to my eyes.

Plenty of ££ around - Bentley - Sofa Spud

Seen 3 Bentley Bentgaya in the last week. Must be too many people around with more ££ than taste. R-R leviathan does look good, Bentley.....

Unlike "proper" Bentleys, like Arnage and Mulsanne, the VW-based models have always been aimed at buyers with plenty of money but no taste - just like the BMW-based Rolls-Royces!

The last 'proper' Bentley was built in 1931. Thereafter Bentleys soon became badge-engineered Rolls-Royces (with a few exceptions) up until 1998 when VW effectively bought all of Rolls-Royce Motors except for the right to use the name 'Rolls-Royce' which was licenced to BMW!

Edited by Sofa Spud on 11/06/2017 at 13:37

Plenty of ££ around - Bentley - Pondlife

Here's an extreme example of an unsavoury character with a bentley:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3410114/Romanian-...l

Is it becoming the motoring equivalent of Burberry?

Plenty of ££ around - Bentley - badbusdriver

I think, to be honest, Bentley fell into that label (burberry) some years ago with the, then new, continental. Which immediately became the premier league footballers choice wheels!. The bentayga may not be very nice looking, but it's certainly better than the 1st prototype. That was a real minger!.

And again, much as I dislike SUV's in general, companies see them as essential for profits, and in some cases, like Porsche, to actually keep the company afloat.

Funny tho, to think that way back in the 80's, Lamborghini were so far ahead of the game with the LMA or 'Rambo Lambo'. Of course it was a much cruder device (and looked a bit like a slightly narrower humvee) than the upcoming Urus, but with the Countach's 450bhp V12 it could certainly shift itself!. Even more obscure though (and even earlier), was Swiss manufacturer Sbarro, who's super luxury Merc s- class based SUV's (Windhound and Windhawk) were aimed almost exclusively at the 'middle east Royalty' Market. The larger of the 2, the Windhawk, was a 6 wheeler and the rear seat lifted (hydraulically) up through the opening roof so the King/Prince could fly his hawks without having to get out of the car!

As for Rolls Royce, I'm not really a fan of the new SUV's looks. But I do love the Wraith, that's what I'd buy if I won the lottery!

 

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