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2010 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed vs. 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost – Comparison Tests - Car and Driver

August 19, 2010 at 6:43 pm by Jared Gall
Monopoly Money: We live the life of a monopoly man in $500,000 of England’s finest.

Monopoly has allowed millions of people to live the life of a real-estate mogul, a Star Wars real-estate mogul, or a SpongeBob SquarePants real-estate mogul. Interestingly, the game, which was invented in 1935, has not adjusted for inflation. Each player still starts with $1500, and the total amount of cash in the box is only $20,580. If Monopoly came with real dollars, a person would need the bills from 12 games to afford the cheaper of the two cars here, the $229,855 Bentley.

However, if your bank account is swollen with (lowercase “m”) monopoly money from antitrust-baiting business success, a couple hundred thousand dollars can start to look like (capital “M”) Monopoly money. To capture buyers perhaps dissuaded by the nearly $300,000 Mulsanne or the closer-to-$400,000 Phantom—or perhaps to give buyers of those cars something else on which to drop a casual quarter-mil—both Bentley and Rolls-Royce saw potential for cheaper models in their lineups. Say “entry luxury,” and we think BMW 3-series, so let’s call these two cars “entry opulent”...

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...The Bentley’s first test was a trip to buy a car. It was a quiet day at the Ferrari dealership—lots of those lately—and within minutes of our arrival, we were sitting in a brand-spankin’-new 430 Scuderia, sticker price: $295,000. With remarkably few questions —but a glance out the showroom window at the Bentley we’d arrived in— we were out the door on a test drive. Thank goodness nobody questioned why the guy driving the Bentley and test-driving a Ferrari had a driver’s license showing an apartment number in his home address.

We let the salesman down easy the next day, e-mailing him to say we still wanted the car but that our lawyer had cautioned against the purchase because a sizable case was building against us for trafficking in exotic animals...



...In the end, we found that both cars open doors with ease, but only the Ghost closes its doors with the push of a button. And both cars make an impression on bystanders, but only the Ghost makes a similar impression on the driver.
 
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