New Bentley Continental V8 Goes Flying over Munich

When you have more money than common sense your childhood game of lifting a car with a toy helicopter is no longer a figment of your imagination, as you could potentially have your ultra expensive set of wheels airlifted by an actual helicopter. That’s probably what Bentley Much were thinking when they lifted its new 4.0 litre V8 Continental GT coupe.
“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.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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