Luxury, power, beauty and the most sophisticated technology have been merged with exquisite craftsmanship, noble materials of the highest quality and the most advanced automotive engineering to create these three gems of the motoring world: The new Bentley Brooklands, the stunning Mercedes SLR McLaren Roadster and the majestic Rolls-Royce Phantom.
The Brooklands is an enormous grand tourer that revives the powerful sporting legacy of the English carmaker, and has been bestowed with the most powerful V8 turbo engine ever produced by Bentley and with large doses of luxury and equipment to make it one of the most exclusive 4-seater coupes in the world.
For its part, is the convertible version of the mythical super sports car created four years ago by the company of the three-pointed star and includes the latest in technology and safety for us to enjoy the temperament and features of this thoroughbred while the wind plays with our hair at more than 200 km/h.
Lastly, the Rolls-Royce Phantom is one of the most beautiful and luxurious limousines in the world, in which comfort, glamour and pleasure take on their own meaning to delight us with maximum driving pleasure.
All these attributes make the three magnificent automobiles the Masters and gentlemen of the tarmac and so we invite you, dear reader, to join us and discover all the delights of it by the three models and which make them the maximum representatives of their category.
Luxury and art made automobile
Built entirely of aluminum, this super-luxury trans-Atlantic car measures 5.8 meters long boasts an image of undeniable beauty that distills strength and elegance from all angles.
In order to shape the bodywork of this model, the firm's designers have taken elements from the Phantom I and II models of the 1930s, the 1950 Silver Cloud and the 1960 Silver Shadow and have merged them with more state-of-the-art details and style that give the car a powerful and imposing look.
The Phantom has some curious details, such as the Spirit of Ecstasy figure on the radiator, which is stowed away electrically, the rear doors that open backwards and that can be closed electrically, a space for an umbrella in each rear door and the shield on the wheels, which does not turn and is always in a vertical position.
Luxury and comfort at its maximum expression
As can be expected, the interior equipment and luxury is the best on the market: seats more comfortable than those on a first-class aircraft and finishes- worthy of royalty are accentuated by high-quality materials, large doses of luxury and extensive equipment that creates a very sophisticated atmosphere that makes driving a total delight.
The only plastic surface that comes into contact with the driver's hands are the controls of the stereo since practically everything else is crafted, founded or upholstered with the highest quality materials.
Maximum Power Output
453 HP a 5,350 rpm
531 lb/pie a 3,500 rpm
Trasera / Aut. 6 vel.
Rear / 6-speed automatic.
ventilated discs with ABS
de 0 a 100 km/h: 5.7 s
The return of the King
The glorious sporting character of Bentley, forged by the feats of hte immortal “Bentley Boys” in hte 1920s and 1930s on the famous Brooklands race circuit in Surrey, England, has been the source of inspiration for the English marque to create this muscular and gentlemanly grand tourer, which captures all the style, power and glamour of that bygone age and marks the return of Bentley to the exclusive high-end luxury coupé market.
Elegant and powerful
The athletic and smooth lines of hte 2-door bodywork of the new Bentley Brooklands, the work of Dirk van Braeckel, Bentley’s Design Director, are a tribute to the rich design heritage of past Bentley coupés, and have been dressed with highly contrasting cosmetic details that stamp the new car with its own unique and imposing personality.
Hand-built using the traditional techniques of master coachbuilders, this model will go on sale in spring 2008, and in order to ensure its exclusivity, production will be limited to 550 examples.
High quality craftsmanship
Traveling in a Bentley Brooklands is a unique experience, in which luxury, comfort and pleasure are taken to their fullest expression and hte utmost care has been taken with every detail to delight our senses.
Space and comfort take on their own interpretation aboard this enormous coupé, since its four individual seats, upholstered in leather with electronic adjustment, are extremely comfortable and are separated by a new central console that includes cup holders and storage space.
537 HP a 4,000 rpm
774 libras/pies a 3,250 rpm
Trasera / Tiptronic 6 vel
Rear / 6-speed Tiptronic.
ventilated discs with ABS
de 0 a 100 km/h: 5.3 s
Mercedes Benz – SLR McLaren Roadster
Derived from the mythical SLR McLaren, the House of Stuttgart has breathed life into this beautiful roadster, a two-seater super sports car that, thanks to its electric hood, allows us to enjoy its brutal performance and heart-stopping features that is thoroughbred wields in the open air.
Like the Formula 1 single-seaters, this roadster, manufactured at Malaren’s plant in Woking, England, uses a chassis manufactured of carbon fiber and other high-resistance alloys to give it a very light structure, but at hte same time resistant that manifests itself in a more sporty and stable drive, while the windshield has also be reinforced with carbon fiber to make it more resistant in case the car turns over.
From the aesthetic point of view, the SLR McLaren Roadster stands out for the style of its doors, which are not now gull wing, but vertically-opening. Another of its features is its electric hood opening system, which opens and closes in just ten seconds.
The interior, for its part, unveils bucket seats that offer greater lateral support and comfort, as well as slight aesthetic modifications to give it a more sporting and elegant look. The equipment now includes exclusively designed leather upholstery, a dual-zone automatic air-conditioning; a high-quality BOSE premium sound system; a multifunction sport steering wheel with paddles for gear changes and tire pressure control, among other features.
Maximum Power Output
626 HP a 6,500 rpm
575 lb/pies a 5,000 rpm
Trasera / Aut. 5 vel.
Rear / 5-speed automatic
Discos de carbono con ABS
Carbon discs with ABS
de 0 a 100 km/h: 3.8 s
Text: Roberto Pérez S. ± Photo: Cortesía de las marcas.