World debut of the new EXP 9 F concept SUV at Geneva
Round-up of news and events in Bentley World and Diary
On the Road column with Bentley owners in New Zealand
(Crewe, 2 April 2012) Bentley magazine, the quarterly glossy magazine distributed to 48,000 owners and readers around the world.
Highlights of the new issue include:
Star of the show: at the recent Geneva Salon d’Auto all the talk was of Bentley’s EXP 9 F, a concept SUV inspired by the power of the world’s fastest creature, the falcon. A car that could take Bentley to new heights, the concept SUV marks a historic moment in the development of the marque. Julia Marozzi traces the development of this powerful vision.
Rioja with a roar: the new Bentley 4.0 litre V8 model Continental GT and GTC took to the roads and track around Spain’s famous northern wine-growing region. The spine-tingling soundtrack of the new V8 engine accompanied John Studd as he sped round the Navarra Circuit racetrack and threaded their way back to the renowned Frank Gehry-designed Marques de Riscal hotel.
Penny Stephens, aviation services entrepreneur and (highly) determined Bentley driver, tells Nick Foulkes what makes Bentley so special.
The new timelords; Simon de Burton takes a walk on the horological wild side with a wave of technologically radical watches designed to appeal to intrepid travellers and adventurous collectors.
On the Road: Avis Cardella talks to New Zealander Nicky Tripp, whose 4 and a half-litre Bentley has been in the family for more than 80 years – and it’s still going strong.
Let there be light: Bruce Munro talks about his latest light sculpture installations – evocative and enchanting in equal measure. And Bentley sales manager pedals for charity on one of Munro’s magical light contraptions.