timberland shop london A date with Bentley
Price: Available on request (unconfirmed estimate: R6 million)I am in an apron, shielding my black and red ladybird onesie from the of curry sauce, when an to a Bentley event at the Race Track in Cape Town pings into my inbox.Now, a onesie is hardly an appropriate outfit to cook in, never mind receive an invitation in from such an esteemed manufacturer. I mean, onesies have barely been around for two decades, while the first highly coveted Bentley hit the streets of London back in 1919.I turn down the Thai ostrich red curry an experimental combo designed to keep the love of my life intrigued (yes, the one I met on Tinder) and begin planning myWhen the day arrives for my date with Bent, I ditch the onesie for a pair of camo print jeans, paired with a sexy black sweater, finished off with a new pair of boots I picked up at a Timberland sale. I hoping for a don care what I look like, but I know you know it expensive look.The vehicle that lured me from domesticity is the new and highly exclusive Bentley GT3 R. With a limited production run of just 300, this collectors dream has sold out across the globe, so it not like I going to be able to whip out the cheque book and take one home with me for an unconfirmed estimated R6 million.But today, with wealth being all about the memory of the few earth shattering laps in this 572 brake horse power, speed defying monster of a motoring masterpiece willOn launch day, superior craftsmanship and technology is brilliantly displayed as my co pilot, UK Bentley consultant Peter explains how the drive ratio of the GT3 R 8 speed Quickshift transmission has the calibration to make the gear shifts even quickerAlong with reduced weight,
because it built out of a lot of carbon fibre, this has resulted in the quickest acceleration of any Bentley road going car to date, unapologetically roaring from 0 to 100km in 3.8 seconds.While the speed makes me scream, the seats really push my buttons. Hand stitched and made from Alcantara and Beluga hide, they handcrafted to perfection to allow driver and passenger to connect deeply with the driving experience.As if witnessing the GT3 R in full metal flesh isn enough, on the day, Bentley has arranged an array of flagship models for us to savour.The new Continental GT V8 S with its 4.0 litre V8 engine leaves me breathless as it explodes on the track. As agile as a serpent on the bends, and as powerful as a tiger on the straights, with 680Nm of torque, it roars from 0 to 100km in 4.5 seconds and speed tops out at a heady 309km/h. For that kind of output, its combined consumption of 10.7 litres/100km seems like a mere sip.It hard to pick a favourite, but the Flying Spur leaves a deep indent on my petrol heart.This limo like 4.0 litre sedan, with its twin turbocharged V8 engine, is a perfect blend of performance and luxury. With its refined W12 engine, which incorporates a variable displacement system, increasing performance and fuel efficiency, there are few out there that can do better than this master.Later that night, over a painstakingly three course dinner,
I a little perturbed when my new love hardly comments on the meal and gets lost in the glossy Bentley press kit instead. Perhaps it not true after all that the way to a man heart is through his stomach.