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Old 31st October 2011, 15:23   #226
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Thanks for the wishes Monaro! No road trips planned as such due to work constraints.

Maybe one in October or first week of November to the arrow straight roads of Rajasthan. Its the only place besides the Budh Grand Prix Circuit where the GT's performance can be truly tested.
Well, Did you go? Did you touch 300?

Please go on that trip and post pics. I am sure that trip details along with pics and your narration would be simply awesome.
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Thanks Manuuj for the pics.
Never seen such detailed pictures of this monster machine. Would love to read long term reviews from your side.
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Awesome pics manuuj bhai and a beautiful house too.

The British cars make me go weak in my knees and the Bentley CGT is no exception. Looks stunning in white and I absolutely love the interiors. Stunning !!
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Just read the w16 thread and now this. 'stately' is the word that comes to mind when we see this majestic car.

Who drives it most of the time - your brother/driver? This is one rare case where the Q7 and RR would by dying to get the owner's attention That said, would they be used as often now?

Manuuj, you have prepared us to how to react when we get it into such situation Thanks for complementing this post with ample pictures.

Can you post some pictures of Mulsanne?

Owner asked you not to click Aventador. That shouldn't stop you from describing the beauty at length particularly when the thread is superflous with your eloquence.

Customers would definitely want to configure every pixel when they zero in on a majestic car like this. Is it prudent of the dealer to pre-configure these cars? In your case, fine, as you wanted to get the car as soon as possible.

Thanks to your brother, we got a chance to enjoy the experience through your words and pictures.
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Well, Did you go? Did you touch 300?

Please go on that trip and post pics. I am sure that trip details along with pics and your narration would be simply awesome.
That trip has not materialized yet buddy..I am waiting for that as much as you are trust me!! Just that work pressures are not allowing for the time that we need..it will happen soon hopefully though!

Will keep everyone updated as and when it happens for sure.

Thank you for your kind words.

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Thanks Manuuj for the pics.
Never seen such detailed pictures of this monster machine. Would love to read long term reviews from your side.
Your'e welcome buddy..i am glad you are enjoying the pics.

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Awesome pics manuuj bhai and a beautiful house too.

The British cars make me go weak in my knees and the Bentley CGT is no exception. Looks stunning in white and I absolutely love the interiors. Stunning !!
Thank you for the kind words sir :-) The GT is as stunning inside as it is outside, thats a rare combination for sure.

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Just read the w16 thread and now this. 'stately' is the word that comes to mind when we see this majestic car.

Who drives it most of the time - your brother/driver? This is one rare case where the Q7 and RR would by dying to get the owner's attention That said, would they be used as often now?

Can you post some pictures of Mulsanne?

Owner asked you not to click Aventador. That shouldn't stop you from describing the beauty at length particularly when the thread is superflous with your eloquence.

Customers would definitely want to configure every pixel when they zero in on a majestic car like this. Is it prudent of the dealer to pre-configure these cars? In your case, fine, as you wanted to get the car as soon as possible.

Thanks to your brother, we got a chance to enjoy the experience through your words and pictures.
Thanks Naruto for your kind words. I am glad you are enjoying the thread.
The Q7 and RR are used normally as before. The GT is used sparingly but will be taking a trip to Delhi soon.

I did not click any of the Mulsanne as the owner was not present there so i shall not be able to post any of it as of now..who knows maybe 2-3 years down the line i can post an ownership review ;-)

The Aventador left me speechless and open mouthed. It is too stunning to describe my friend. Words fail me in this instance.

The normal practice is to configure each detail of the car ones self but the dealer sometimes pre-configures cars keeping in view their long experience in customer preferences.

The dealer configures the car to the top end specifications and if you are happy with the Exterior and Interior color choices its not a problem at all to accept these cars.

These cars are not a problem to sell as they are quite limited number of cars allocated to India in any case and people generally dont like waiting 4-6 months for their cars.
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Some pics of the Engine Bay:

Hood release Lever
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W12 Twin Turbo
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Almost 570 Bhp
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Oil Cap
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Some Information stickers
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Open up!!
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Cylinders for ease of opening and closing
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Manujj, back on this thread after a while, and lo! What amazing updates. Some lovely drool worthy pics there!

Leave the car aside for a moment, you sure have an amazingly beautiful house there man! The Bentley so suits a house like that!
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Some pics of the Engine Bay:
Hood release Lever
The precision focused car make did not manage to shift this to the correct side of the car.
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Hey Manuuj,
Great n super snaps.

So you opened the hood - good...engine kithey ei ? Can't see no engine. You want to see a real engine let me open the hood of the T-Fortuner for you ! Pipes, hoses, wires and metal ! Now that's an engine ! Not something tucked away behind a matron's voluminous skirt !

And another observation - from the cash/change holder - no Bentley owner/driver is supposed to be carrying Rs10/50 notes and Re/Rs 1/2 coins !
Min permissible value - Rs. 1000 notes and coins - only gold shekels.
Just by that one snap you have lowered the snob appeal by quite a few notches.

Now the crew from Crewe will be out to.....you !

Great going - loved the detailed snaps. Would be good if you can remove the NVH covers of the engine and showed us the real stuff.

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Not something tucked away behind a matron's voluminous skirt !

And another observation - from the cash/change holder - no Bentley owner/driver is supposed to be carrying Rs10/50 notes and Re/Rs 1/2 coins !
Min permissible value - Rs. 1000 notes and coins - only gold shekels.
Just by that one snap you have lowered the snob appeal by quite a few notches.
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What an astute observation! Truly - the eyes don't see what the mind does not know!
My Imagination had NOT even remotely seen the engine in that context!

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Manujj, back on this thread after a while, and lo! What amazing updates. Some lovely drool worthy pics there!

Leave the car aside for a moment, you sure have an amazingly beautiful house there man! The Bentley so suits a house like that!
Glad you liked them Sir! Thanks for the kind words about the house.

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The precision focused car make did not manage to shift this to the correct side of the car.
The car is Originally a RHD model but is a German owned one. Hence the Indicator stalks on the left alongwith the hood release lever. I guess it was simpler to leave it where it was as most owners would never really use it.

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Hey Manuuj,
Great n super snaps.

So you opened the hood - good...engine kithey ei ? Can't see no engine. You want to see a real engine let me open the hood of the T-Fortuner for you ! Pipes, hoses, wires and metal ! Now that's an engine ! Not something tucked away behind a matron's voluminous skirt !

And another observation - from the cash/change holder - no Bentley owner/driver is supposed to be carrying Rs10/50 notes and Re/Rs 1/2 coins !
Min permissible value - Rs. 1000 notes and coins - only gold shekels.
Just by that one snap you have lowered the snob appeal by quite a few notches.

Now the crew from Crewe will be out to.....you !

Great going - loved the detailed snaps. Would be good if you can remove the NVH covers of the engine and showed us the real stuff.
Am not touching that engine cover Guderian Saar..never venture into those territories. I quite like the neat look myself..its a piece of cake to clean also ;-)

The money in the Veneer Case is actually all the cash we are left with now so please dont mock me by calling it loose change! That is good 3 days livings worth according to Montek Singh Ahluwalia even ;-)

Some more detailed pics

Door Ajar Warning
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First Aid Kit
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Deep Boot
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..but Niam Amp cuts into boot space
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Niam Amp (what a masterpiece)
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Emergency Warning Triangle neatly tucked away behind a leather clad holder
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Rear View Camera with active guide assist
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View from Rear Camera with the active guide assist
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Button for closing Boot
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Soft Carpeted Boot
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Pull on this handle to lift Carpet
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Cover for spare wheel
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Space saver spare wheel
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Tool Box
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Fuse Box and Battery
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Crisp Center Bonnet Crease
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Looks like its snarling..
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Beautiful Grill..a pain to clean!
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No fog lamps to allow for maximum Air Intake
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The Jeweled Eyes
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The discreet Spoiler rises automatically at speed and heavy braking to generate additional downforce
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Ready to go!!
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Thanks Manuuj for the even more detailed view. Loved the tool box design.

By the way is there any provision to place the jack as well in the car?
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1. Am not touching that engine cover Guderian Saar..never venture into those territories. I quite like the neat look myself..its a piece of cake to clean also ;-)

2. The money in the Veneer Case is actually all the cash we are left with now so please dont mock me by calling it loose change! That is good 3 days livings worth according to Montek Singh Ahluwalia even ;-)


Space saver spare wheel
Hi Manuuj,
1. Pity you aren't lifting the matron's skirt to see what lies beneath ! Actually would be a few simple nuts to unfasten as I see from the snap and off comes the cover...but then - you are the boss !

2. Good one !

3. Was surprised to see the chotta wheel here. Thought that for the brand level it occupies they would have plonked in a full size stepney.

Love that snap of your T-Fortuner snarling at the Bentley. No prizes for guessing which looked grander in my eyes !
And of course, in the same snap, the cycle next to the Bentley. Surely for an emergency, I presume, in case the Bentley...ahem... fails to start ?


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By the way is there any provision to place the jack as well in the car?
Harrrumphhh...Oh I say Amit ol' chap - jack in a Bentley ?

Surely you don't expect a Bentley owner or Jeeves, the driver, to change the flat tyre/s all by himself/themselves in their bow ties and dinner jackets, dear fellow !
All they'll do is to call one of the natives and ask him to use his cell phone and call the 24(or more)/7(or more) Road Assist and have him clean a patch of land under a tree to park the Bentley ( a Bentley can't be parked just about anywhere you see !) and await divine deliverance from the terrible mess they find themselves in. And yes, have him to pitch the tent too in the meantime.

Hah - fancy a jack in a Bentley.
Unless of course you are referring to Jack the stage coachman who sits around and jumps out to open the door for the Sahib and the Memsahib and lower the metal footstep/s (special accessory at a special discount really, after you trade in your Swift for it) to the road. If that's so I take back my words with an apology.
Yes, I'd rather strongly recommend a spot for him at the rear if not already there !

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Harrrumphhh...Oh I say Amit ol' chap - jack in a Bentley ?

Surely you don't expect a Bentley owner or Jeeves, the driver, to change the flat tyre/s all by himself/themselves in their bow ties and dinner jackets, dear fellow !
All they'll do is to call one of the natives and ask him to use his cell phone and call the 24(or more)/7(or more) Road Assist and have him clean a patch of land under a tree to park the Bentley ( a Bentley can't be parked just about anywhere you see !) and await divine deliverance from the terrible mess they find themselves in.
General - Looks like you are back in action and fully recovered. That is evident from the humorous twist that you have given to my innocent question.

I was referring only to the humble jack so no apologies needed. Of course i don't expect Manuuj to do the back breaking job. But someone has to do it and was expecting it to be tucked away in a corner hoping that it never has to be used. Actually i am also not sure if Bentley has run flat shoes on it?

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Thanks Manuuj for the even more detailed view. Loved the tool box design.

By the way is there any provision to place the jack as well in the car?
The Jack is neatly tucked away behind a cover in the boot. Its behind the Red corner area with a black round switch button to unlock it. Look at the top right hand side of the pic..
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Hi Manuuj,

3. Was surprised to see the chotta wheel here. Thought that for the brand level it occupies they would have plonked in a full size stepney.

..And of course, in the same snap, the cycle next to the Bentley. Surely for an emergency, I presume, in case the Bentley...ahem... fails to start ?
The space saver wheel has two advantages in a sports car

a) Takes less space (hence the name) in an already cramped boot.

A full sized alloy and tyre would not fit neatly in the shallow boot and would eat into boot space. If they lowered the floor it would harm the underbody aerodynamics and make the car unstable at high speed.

As this car can easily cross 300 kmph making sure the aerodynamics are top notch takes priority over a full sized wheel.

b) A space saver is also lighter than a full size tyre and alloy set and therefore helps to keep the Gross Weight of the vehicle low.

I assure you these are important from an engineering standpoint and in no way a money saving measure from the crew at Crewe.

The cycle is simply for when we cant afford the fuel anymore

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Actually i am also not sure if Bentley has run flat shoes on it?
The Bentley GT comes with Y rated 275/40/ZR20 Pirelli P Zeros Tubeless tyres. They are not run flats.
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