Bentley GT Speed W12: The bigger ben

But the reasons why a Bentley won’t make it to my personal dream garage are precisely the reasons you should entirely get yourself one. Idiots like me apart, who wouldn’t want a grand, ostentatious, luxurious car that pummels the road with outright horsepower? And a Bentley asks for so little in return.

You don’t have to be a yogi to get in and out of this car. Once inside, you aren’t subjected to any minimalism in order to save weight or cows or forests. And once on the move, you don’t need the reflexes of a housefly to keep this two-tonne behemoth from becoming part of street furniture. Even when you’re using all of those 616 horses. It just goes about swallowing distant horizons as effortlessly and as quickly as you’d glug down a glass of water.