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post #31 of 101
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Originally Posted by DesignerValet View Post
they need to take styling cues from proper Bentleys (Arnage/Azure/Brooklands)

I would be shocked if the car doesnt come out looking like a four door Brooklands.
post #32 of 101
Seems like Car and Driver thinks it will look like a four door Brooklands as well. Just found this :http://www.caranddriver.com/news/car...ntley-car_news
post #33 of 101
Lower grill looks pretty terrible.
post #34 of 101
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Originally Posted by dave View Post
sure, if they don't want to sell any cars. realize that the GT is the best selling Bentley of all time. beyond that, it's a solid, forward looking design. the Bentley of old is just that. old. if Bentley wants to position itself to steal customers from the likes of Mercedes and BMW, they need to make relevant cars not cars that make you think they're going to short out if you drive them through a puddle.

Let's all face it, Bentleys have not been very good cars in the last 40 years. the GT has changed that and the higher ups there know how to bank on a good thing.
+1

I personally find the GT to be a very attractive car, with it's only competetion being the CL. It was a perfectly well executed design created to move the marque forward.
post #35 of 101
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Originally Posted by Southern-Nupe View Post
+1

I personally find the GT to be a very attractive car, with it's only competetion being the CL. It was a perfectly well executed design created to move the marque forward.

I'd put Aston Martin in the same class.
post #36 of 101
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Originally Posted by zjpj83 View Post
I'd put Aston Martin in the same class.
True, although I always considered the GT and CL to be signficantly larger than the Astons. Depending on the Aston model, I always felt the Maserati and Ferrari GT's were more comparable. However as far as Gran Touring cars go, an Aston could definately be considered a competitor.
post #37 of 101
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Originally Posted by emmanuel View Post
Seems like Car and Driver thinks it will look like a four door Brooklands as well. Just found this :http://www.caranddriver.com/news/car...ntley-car_news

I actually don't mind this at all. Glad to hear they're keeping the turbocharged V8 instead of using a VW-sourced W12 engine.
post #38 of 101
Does anyone commenting in this thread own a Rolls or a Bentley or are you a likely buyer in the next couple of years?
I am not a car guy so I can't imagine being that interested in the design of these cars unless I was going to buy one. But I am wondering whether people comment on the designs of these brands because they are likely buyers or simply because they are into cars and follow cars the way sports fans follow teams (even though they don't play for them and have nothing riding on the outcome, i.e., because it is fun).
post #39 of 101
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post
Does anyone commenting in this thread own a Rolls or a Bentley or are you a likely buyer in the next couple of years? I am not a car guy so I can't imagine being that interested in the design of these cars unless I was going to buy one.
Im not the type to go telling people what I can or cant afford so I will leave that alone but I can tell you that discussing cars is a form of entertainment. Whether your getting excited about purchasing one, comparing what you already have, being really into innovation or just dreaming, it can be fun for all types. I understand it.
post #40 of 101
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post
Does anyone commenting in this thread own a Rolls or a Bentley or are you a likely buyer in the next couple of years?
I am not a car guy so I can't imagine being that interested in the design of these cars unless I was going to buy one. But I am wondering whether people comment on the designs of these brands because they are likely buyers or simply because they are into cars and follow cars the way sports fans follow teams (even though they don't play for them and have nothing riding on the outcome, i.e., because it is fun).

I'm a car guy and I'm a designer. (not a car designer but a designer none the less) so talking about cars and design are just things i like to do. I'm a Cadillac man though.
post #41 of 101
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Originally Posted by emmanuel View Post
Im not the type to go telling people what I can or cant afford so I will leave that alone but I can tell you that discussing cars is a form of entertainment. Whether your getting excited about purchasing one, comparing what you already have, being really into innovation or just dreaming, it can be fun for all types. I understand it.

I didn't ask whether anyone can afford one or not, so I am a little surprised that someone who claims he isn't the type to tell people what he can or can't afford was so eager to answer that question.
post #42 of 101
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post
Does anyone commenting in this thread own a Rolls or a Bentley or are you a likely buyer in the next couple of years?

post #43 of 101
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Originally Posted by emmanuel View Post

Most people who can afford a rolls or bentley don't have one and don't intend to get one. In other words, that you don't have one says nothing about whether you can afford one. If you didn't want to talk about whether or not you could afford one, you didn't have to - you could have just said that you didn't have one.

I don't know why that is so confusing. But I don't really care whether you do or don't or can or cannot.
post #44 of 101
Your reading into my statement a whole lot arent you? It seems some how you came up with a way to be offended by it... confusing
post #45 of 101
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Originally Posted by emmanuel View Post
Your reading into my statement a whole lot arent you? It seems some how you came up with a way to be offended by it... confusing

Why do you think I am offended? Your comment was amusing, that is all. There was nothing offensive about it. At least not to me.
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