Azure Continental Flying Spur Continental
right, that’s yours truly on the streets of downtown Detroit next to a
Bentley. Is it mine? Only if I just robbed the U.S. mint. A brand new Bentley will set you back
several hundred thousand bucks. I
could pay my mortgage or buy the Bentley. If I buy the Bentley it better have a
stove, a refrigerator and a place to hide from the kids.
you’re probably wondering why on earth anyone would spend that kind of
money on a car. Bentley cars are
as powerful as they are luxurious.
To begin with, with a zero to 60 mile per hour time of 5.6 seconds,
the Bentley Azure would probably be halfway to the grocery store before your
little sedan gets out of the driveway.
And, the drive would be so smooth,
you’d probably want to keep on going when you got there.
wood veneers used extensively throughout the interior of the Bentley are
quite elegant, having been prepared with five coats of lacquer and three days
of curing time before being wax polished by hand. The hand stitched leather seats are
gorgeous and as soft as a baby’s behind. Even if I couldn’t get the
Bentley, I’d sure love to have some of these seats for my film room.
Fact: With a curb weight of nearly
six thousand pounds, the Bentley Azure weighs more than a big Cadillac
the main reason you buy a Bentley is so you can watch jaws drop and heads
turn as you drive down the street.
Just remember, when you go to fill up, you won’t be putting that
cheap gas in the tank.
Specs: Bentley Azure
Zero to 60: 5.6
Top Speed: 171 mph
Mileage - City: 11.7 mpg; Highway: 20.3 mpg