Quote of the Day: Luxury Brand's Burden Edition
August 17th, 2009 4:10 PM Share
There’s a very difficult business case for this car. The hope here is not to create volume, but to create a flagship.
—Bentley CEO Franz-Josef Paefgen on his firm’s new Mulsanne flagship.
So when is the Toyota rebadge coming out?
Published August 17th, 2009 3:52 PM
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That's one ugly 'fancy VW'. Front end reminds me of Stutz Blackhawk.
They probably do not want to sell too many, as they might loose money on each and every one ;) It will sell, though - primarily to the crowd who think the RR is just too show-off these days and who would prefer something more understated. ANd to be honest, the Bentley proportions on this one are much better than on the Phaeton derived Flying Spur / Conti GT, where the front overhang (to be minimal on a Bentley traditionally) is about the size of a small car. But using the Flying Spur / Conti GT rear light clusters is a proper crime against good taste and visual differentiation of the flagship against lower rungs from the same stable.
A Bentley that looks like a Chinese knock off of a Bentley. What next ?
Its about as horrible looking as the old Rolls Royce Camargue. And there I was thinking they were going to find a suitable successor to the Arnage.....Both Bentley and RR have gone downhill since having been bough out.