I once struck up a conversation with a gentleman in a pink seersucker suit who owned both a Maybach 57 and a 62. He had a 57S on order at the time as well. He mentioned offhand the mind-bending depreciation on his 62 and that it had lost about $140,000 in one year. “On the other hand, my Phantom has held up very well.” The all-new Grand Bentley is for that guy.
No information has been leaked aside from the photo, but expect this flagship to replace and exceed the currently aging Arnage. Power could come anywhere from a V8 all the way up to a de-tuned version of the W16 Veyron engine. Bentley has seen record profits with the release of the Continental GT and Flying Spur, but Rolls-Royce has been hard at work with new models as well. It’s time to hit them where it hurts by delivering a car that can truly compete with the Phantom. Expect the Grand Bentley to debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August.