As I write this review I shed a solitary tear, not because I've had a bad month or due to watching a chick flick where she dies at the end. Nor is it because the Bentley was rubbish or because I feel let down or unimpressed by the magnificent 6L twin turbo 552bhp land yacht. No, the reason I shed my tear is because at this very moment 1800 TU (the personalised number plate on my press car) is driving away from my house… without me in the driver's seat.
In the gay world we live in, only a small minority see bulk as beauty and heavy as heavenly, the vast majority believing that rock hard Abs and Delt's big enough to crack walnuts are the epitome of perfection. Well trust me, it doesn't come much bigger or heavier than the Bentley GTC, and this is one car that just oozes sex and sex appeal.
Some might say that having over £300,000's worth of luxury sports cars / super-cars parked on the drive means I have an amazing job. So is it a fair review, a Bentley that has a phenomenal 600bhp being compared to the BMW M6's 550bhp? The Bentley does 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds, the BWM takes 4.6 seconds, so it's safe to say that within the first paragraph of this review we have established that the Bentley is quicker. Woo-hoo, I've confirmed something that both manufacturers already knew! However this isn't a verse review in the normal vein of verse reviews, here's the kicker and what this review is actually about….. is an extra 50bhp and shaving 0.1 of a second of the 0-62mph time worth an extra £70,000?
The whole motoring industry, in fact the whole world, is financial on its arse. However in these times of gloom and doom, I thought this month I'd check out one of the most expensive convertibles money, the stuff none of us have any of, can buy. That being Bentley's monster drop top, the Azure. The test car I had for a week cost more than a 4 bedroom detached house, at a whopping £230,000.