New Bentley Continental V8 Goes Flying over Munich [Video]
“A dramatic car got the debut we felt it deserved and we took a little bit of our inspiration from Bentley’s iconic ‘Winged B’ emblem. On a practical level the helicopter was the fastest way to get to the rooftop podium,” said Klaus Becker, General Manager of Bentley Munich, who organized the show-stopping helicopter lift.
We don’t really care that this is what they did for the launch party organized for 300 or Munich’s finest VIP. Instead, we’re going all geeky and we’ll tell you that’s a K-Max twin rotor, single-seater helicopter designed specifically to lift larger loads of up to 6,000 pounds (2721 kg), suspended from an external cable. In 1996, the price for one of these was $3.5 million and it’s got about 1400 HP, which makes it cooler than the Bentley in most ways.