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Unread 08-27-2011, 02:34 AM   #1
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Default [C&D] Bentley CEO: 12-Cylinders, Plug-In Hybrids, Diesels

Car and Driver Blog » Bentley CEO: 12-Cylinders are “Important,” Plug-In Hybrids Coming, Diesels Looking Good
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When it comes to future Bentleys, we can safely assume they will stay traditionalist in offering stately styling and the world’s finest leathers, woods, and metals. But underhood, updated and cutting-edge technologies will help Bentleys achieve their characteristic fleetness and refinement, while also acknowledging global emissions and efficiency regulations and giving a slight nod to the environment.
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How are they gonna get any battery life from an electric motor lugging around those yachts?
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Miniature nuclear power plants, just like subs.

Only submarines are light compared to a Bentley, so they might need two.

And a turbo or two hanging off the side for good luck.
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Yay, more overcomplication in the name of 'eco'.


If I wanted an eco car, Bentley, I wouldn't be browsing your catalog. Now shut up, attach a quad turbo W16 and four wheels on the Albert Hall, and sell it to me already!
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people who buy bentleys don't give a rats ass about fuel economy or eco-friendliness. Whats the friggin point.
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I heard that the iconic Rolls Royce Spirit Of Ecstasy hood ornament is now being made out of plastic rather than metal in the interest of weight savings, mainly for the associated fuel economy increase.





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