There's just one problem: the mountaintop eatery is already closed. Most automakers dip toes into all kinds of side projects. Bicycles are fairly common items, and of course there’s a plethora of various apparel options and bits of furniture for your home. Food is often part of the equation, too, and now Bentley is in the mix with a restaurant the automaker says is the “highest fine-dining experience in Arabia.” Or at least, it was. The restaurant was only open for seven days, and even then it wasn’t actually open. It’s okay if you’re confused right now; we will explain everything. Bentley isn't the only company to go a bit off-track: Side Hustle: The Other Stuff That Automakers Make Be That Guy, Buy The Matching Luggage Set For Your Maybach According to Bentley, the restaurant was built at the summit of Jebel Jais – the tallest mountain in the UAE – to celebrate the Middle East launch of the automaker’s latest Continental GT . If you’re upset … [Read more...] about Bentley’s New Restaurant Keeps Your Nose Higher Than Everyone Else’s
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Maybe you can make a cup faster than any other teapot in the world. Generally when automakers celebrate an anniversary, they come out with a special edition vehicle with unique badges or upgrades. However, Renault has opted for a very different strategy by marking 40 years of success in Formula One by creating a yellow teapot. More News About Renault: Renault Espace Gets Alpine Engine With 225 Horsepower Renault Megane RS Proves To Be A Worthy Adversary For A McLaren Renault Twingo Nail Polish Gets The Finger From French Feminists This product plays on Renault’s nickname for the RS01 Formula One car. Making a debut in 1977, the machine was the first racer in F1 to use turbocharging and kicked off an era of high-horsepower competition with forced induction. Ken Tyrrell, boss at the Tyrrell F1 squad, called the RS01 the Yellow Teapot as a joke, but other teams started using the nickname for Renault’s racing machine. The Renault Yellow Teapot goes on sale … [Read more...] about How Does A Yellow Teapot Relate To Renault’s 40 Years In F1?
There's a 2.0 Mazda-sourced engine under the hood. Hurtan is a Granada-based small-scale automaker, focused on building retro-looking vehicles with modern technologies. About two months ago, the Spanish company unveiled its Grand Albaycin roadster based on the Mazda MX-5 , and now there’s a new version of that car. Just like Mazda has a hardtop version of the two-seater, Hurtan is launching the Grand Albaycin Bespoke based on the MX-5 Miata RF. Logically, this means the soft-top mechanism is replaced by an automatic hardtop roof, which can be finished in a different color compared to the rest of the body for a two-tone paint scheme. Gallery: Hurtan Grand Albaycín Bespoke 5 Photos Other than the hardtop, the sports car looks identical to the model introduced in January. One major difference though is the lack of the entry-level 1.5-liter engine. The Miata RF-based roadster will be … [Read more...] about Hurtan Grand Albaycín Bespoke Is A Miata RF With Euro Influences
Bentleys and Rolls-Royces once owned by Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II, and other royals are heading to auction in November. If you've ever dreamt of living the life of British luxury , well now you can… for the right price. At the upcoming Silverstone Auctions Classic Motor Show sale on November 12 and 13, 12 of the finest vehicles from the collections of British royalty and prestigious British celebrities will head up for auction, from Audi, to Bentley, to many others in between. 2005 Rolls-Royce Phantom The height of British ultra-luxury vehicles can be attributed to two brands almost exclusively: Rolls-Royce and Bentley. In celebration of the former, Sir Elton John (he of Rocket Man fame) decided upon a 2005 Phantom for his luxury chariot of choice. He took delivery of the car on April 29, 2005, and used it during his civil wedding to David Furnish in 2014. It was driven by Sir Elton John for a number of years until it was sold off in 2014 with … [Read more...] about 12 cars owned by British royalty heading to auction
Derek Bell Le Mans legend and sometime Lola driver I think Eric Broadley designed the greatest sportscars out there for many years, especially the three-litre and the two-litre cars. I went testing with Eric at Paul Ricard. I’d driven the Mirage, but this was the Cosworth-engined T280 and it was a glorious car to drive. I went, ‘Wow, I wish this was the car that I had experienced more of’. Eric used to spread out all the drawing sheets of the car and say that we could raise that and you could see him changing pick-up points. They made a really great car and Eric did it all – Formula 3, 2 and Formula 1 and then Indycar and sportscars. He was just incredibly versatile. To work with him was just brilliant: he was so meticulous. 1973, Le Mans, #61 Lola T 280/282 Cosworth: Daniel Rouveyran, Christian Mons Photo by: Bill Murenbeeld / LAT Images John Barnard Junior Designer at Lola The only Lola that I can claim to have worked on solely from scratch is the … [Read more...] about Legends share their Lola memories