Looks? Maybe. The front does scream “I swear I am a real Bentley!!” more convincingly than a fake. The rest of it is basically best 2016 Ford Edge ever.
Design? Look at the windshield. To keep the shape, they painted black on the door. They did the same thing on the D-pillar/tailgate. We call that a compromise, don’t we?
Yes, it is somewhat hand built. So is a Whopper. Yes, the materials you feel and see are top notch. Yes, it is somewhat rare. Yes, you’ll never see one of the poors driving it, except at the auto salon. Yes, it’s got unbelievable power and a crazy theoretical top speed for a grocery getter. And a token trailer hitch.
But what is it best at? (Besides price, obvs.)
Did we learn nothing from the K-car proliferation? Or the Fairmont? You cannot simly graft a fascia and turn a Futura into a Daytona. Or, in this case, turn a pedestrian Audi into a Bentley. Or worse, maybe this is a Toyota Venza, in which case, wth? becomes AYFKM?
THIS is no. 7 of what to drive when you’re there.
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Bentley Continental Rs
As Bentley’s go, it’s heretical. Only the muted paint saves it from being abominable.
Nothing about this says tasteful or elegant. It says ricer with a trust fund. Is it fast? One hopes, since it was blindingly fast from the factory. The add-ons can’t kill too much speed, can they? Killing libidos is a different question entirely.
(Oh look! It’s for sale!!!) Couture Customs
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