My little brother got married yesterday and I was in charge of sourcing the wheels to get the bride and her father to the church, and the bridesmaids.
A few phone calls back in March to the kind chaps at Bentley and BMW and I’d sorted them – a new 730 LD and Flying Spur Speed were delivered last week.
I’ve been keeping their IDs a secret as I wanted to surprise the bride-to-be when we rolled up. Needless to say she was pretty pleased.
The 730 is the long wheelbase version and has acres of room in the back. It’s one of the only cars I’ve ever sat in and have been able to stretch out properly. The last one was a Maybach and there’s quite some considerable price difference there!
The Beemer is packed with technology too. I love the head-up display, the iDrive seems to be a little less complicated than before and there’s even a night-vision system, but haven’t quite got my head around that bit.
The Bentley is equally stunning. It’s the Flying Spur Speed and seems to have been specced up by a pimp. It’s black and, er, black.
The rear windows back are completely blacked out and the interior is covered in black cow hide and carbon fibre. It’s like the world’s been grayscaled. But oh so very cool.
The engine is incredible. It’s like driving a nuclear power station from a the comfort of a stately home’s drawing room.
I took my parents up to the wedding in the Bentley. They loved it. I made them sit in the back and let them watch the 1 o’clock news on the TVs. Only the driver rides up front, I told them!
The bride was pretty impressed with the cars too – and yes, I got her to the church on time (just).
We’ll be running a full road test on both in the next issue of Car Dealer, so will reserve judgement on which I prefer until then.
Right, I’m off out to pretend to be a footballer/chauffeur/pimp/lucky git (delete as you see fit)…