Fancy owning something from Lamborghini, but don’t want to fork out for a Gallardo?
For the low price of $6,000* you can get your hands on the new 88 Tauri smartphone from Tonino Lamborghini. And we thought the iPhone was expensive.
It actually seems like the 88 Tauri has some decent specs. According to Hi Tech Mail, a Russian technology site, it will come with a 5-inch 1080p screen, two cameras (20 and 8 megapixels respectively, not to mention a 3,400 mAh battery.
Allow us to introduce you to the aptly named Bentley Mulsanne ‘Speed’. Aptly named because this is Bentley’s fastest ever Mulsanne, which undoubtedly gives driver and passenger the same feeling as you’d experience while hurtling through hyperspace in a plushly decorated Millennium Falcon. Under the bonnet is a tuned 6.75L V8 producing 520 bhp and 1,100Nm, a powertrain which will deliver you from a standstill to 100km/h in a mere 4.9 seconds. In a room on wheels.
We won’t pretend to understand the Bentley engineers’ tinkering, but they’ve re-calibrated the engine management system and the gearbox, meaning torque is available the moment you push down on the throttle. There’s also a new ‘S’ mode, which keeps the engine revving above 2,000rpm, meaning the turbochargers are always ready to do their thing.
And it’s a Bentley, so expect an interior furnished to a degree greater than most people’s homes (think quilted panels and seats), four new paint colours, a 60GB hard drive for music and films, electronic tables, a frosted bottle cooler (including bespoke champagne glasses), and a 14-speaker 2,200W audio system. And that’s just a few items on the list.
It’s a beautiful car, matched by even more beautiful power stats. It does seem a little wasted, however. If stereotypes are anything to go by, then many of the Mulsanne’s buyers will be in the back seat, drinking chilled champagne and relaxing to the dulcet notes of Bach or Beethoven. At least the chauffeur will be happy.
For wives and children and holidaymakers across the world, a gift bearing the prancing Ferrari horse or Lamborghini’s fighting bull can be a great last-minute present. Unfortunately, most of these gifts tend to be in the form of keyrings, which are undoubtedly useful, though not if you have ten.
Crewe-based car manufacturer Bentley has recognised this niche, and has come up with a solution, launching its own line of products bearing the iconic winged emblem. The difference between it and Ferrari – which tends to be involved with products such as shoes and watches – is that the new product line is a luxury furniture range, designed alongside Luxury Living Group, leading Italian-based furniture makers.
Good news for everyone with well over €150,000 to spend on a luxury SUV in 2016 (read: very few) – the Bentley SUV has been given the green light and, more importantly, it won’t look anything like the slightly baffled-looking beast which made its début in Geneva in 2012, the imaginatively-named EXP 9 F Concept.
This news has been quite widely welcomed, considering that instead of completely redesigning a new SUV, all Bentley had appeared to do with the concept was shorten previous models, and make the product a little taller. The result, according to quite a lot of people, wasn’t great, something Bentley Chairman and CEO Wolfgang Schreiber has taken into account.