Bentley celebrates its centenary with ultraexpensive 66pound book

first_img Bentley 2020 Bentley Continental GT Convertible: Unparalleled grand touring 3 Car Culture Comments Enlarge ImageThe book will be hand-bound in England. Bentley Motors Bentley Motors has a long history, and the carmaker is celebrating with a very big book. The Bentley Centenary Opus will be offered in three different versions, the company announced today, with prices ranging from £3,000 to £200,000 — or about $3,800 to $256,000.The 800-page book celebrates Bentley’s 100-year heritage with nine chapters on the brand’s performance, design, craftsmanship and similar topics. The foreword was written by fashion icon Ralph Lauren, while the final chapter, on Bentley’s future, was written by company CEO Adrian Hallmark.When fully opened, the book is nearly a meter (3.3 feet) wide, with special gatefolds up to 2 meters wide, and it weighs a whopping 66 pounds. Bentley claims the book, being published by luxury publishing house Opus, is “the biggest book ever produced on the story of an automotive brand.” The book features genuine Bentley leather bindings and one of the brand’s Bentley badges. Owners will even be able to pick the same hide color for the front cover as in their own Bentley car, and can have photos of their own cars inserted into the book.Bentley Centenary Opus bookEnlarge ImageThis version will cost you a cool $256,000. Bentley Motors Of the three different versions of the book, the first is the Centenary Edition, which is limited to just 500 copies globally and costs £3,000. The next step up is the Mulliner Edition, which is limited to 100 units and costs £12,500 (about $16,000). Its special features include a collection of 20-by-24-inch Polaroid photos of 10 significant Bentley models and 56 hand-painted watercolors. The inside of the book’s presentation case also features rubber from the tires of the 24 Hours of Le Mans-winning 2003 Speed 8 racing car.The 100 Carat Edition, however, is the book that will put all other books to shame. At £200,000 and limited to only seven copies, it gets its name from the fact it is adorned with 100 carats of diamonds. The Bentley winged badge, moreover, is set in either white gold or platinum. That’s a book we’re guessing you won’t leave out unattended on the coffee table. 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 first drive: A more athletic grand tourer More From Roadshow Bentley’s first SUV is a 187-mph, all-terrain luxocratcenter_img Share your voice Preview • 2020 Bentley Continental GT Convertible first drive: 207-mph toupee shredder 2020 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid first drive: One posh plug-in 26 Photos Tags More about 2020 Bentley Continental GT Convertible Bentleylast_img read more

Ishaan Khatter – Janhvi Kapoor dating Boney Kapoor clarifies

first_imgJanhvi Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Ishaan Khatter, Shahid KapoorInstagramEver since the promotions of their first film together – Dhadak – Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor’s camaraderie has always been a talking point. From talking about each other on chat shows to showering each other with praises at various media interactions, the duo kept grabbing eyeballs.The rumours of whether or not the duo ever dated was a lingering question, until Janhvi’s dad Boney Kapoor stepped in to clear-the-air. Talking about Janhvi’s chemistry with Ishaan, Boney said in an interaction with Spotboye, “Ishaan has, in fact, never visited the Kapoor residence after Dhadak released. There is nothing more than friendship between Janhvi and Ishaan.”Just a few days back, there were reports of dad Boney having given his nod to the relatipnship. A Mumbai Mirror had stated how Ishaan is a frequent visitor to Janhvi’s house and Boney Kapoor is quite fond of him and his talent. Moreover, sister Anshula apparently knows everything about what’s cooking between the two and loves teasing the ‘much-in-love’ couple.On Karan Johar’s Koffee with Karan, Arjun Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor, both had turned quite protective about their siblings. While Arjun had said that Ishaan keeps buzzing around Janhvi, Shahid had said that Ishaan buzzes around a lot of people and Janhvi is not special in anyway. On BFFs with Vogue, Janhvi had said that she would want to set up Ishaan with Tara Sutaria, whom he was once in a relationship with.On career front, Janhvi is busy with the shoot of Kargil Girl, based on the life of fighter pilot, Gunjan Saxena. Samantha Akkineni’s Oh Baby is all set to be remade in Bollywood. And while on one hand there are rumours of Alia Bhatt being roped in for the project, several reports claim that Boney is interested in remaking the film in Hindi with his daughter as the female lead.last_img read more

Imran H Sarker files writ challenging travelban

first_imgImran H Sarker. File PhotoGanajagaran Mancha spokesperson Imran H Sarker filed a writ petition with the High Court on Monday challenging the legality of government’s decision to obstruct him from travelling abroad, reports UNB.The writ sought the HC directives to allow him to travel abroad, said Imran H Sarker.The hearing on the writ petition is likely to be held at the bench of justice Tariq Ul Hakim and justice Md. Shohrawardi this afternoon.Members of law enforcement agencies prevented Sarker from travelling to the USA at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Friday, said a press release of Ganajagaran Mancha.The press release said that Imran was going to the USA following an invitation of the US state department.last_img read more

WATCH Strong Winds Cause Hangar To Collapse At Hobby Airport

first_img Share Strong winds overnight caused a hangar at Hobby airport to collapse, just before midnight.No injuries were reported, according to officials.Senior AccuWeather Meteorologist Joe Lundberg said strong wind gusts can cause this type of damage.“There was a wind gust reported at the Hobby Airport at 60 miles per hour.” Lundberg said. “And that can cause some damage. It can flip over some small vehicles. Certainly, it can cause a lot of tree branches to come down. And certainly some damage, all sorts of little things can happen, with those kind of wind gusts.” Strong winds collapse hangar at Hobby Airport overnight https://t.co/BusaMVd17H pic.twitter.com/PxCp1acKOD— KHOU 11 News Houston (@KHOU) April 4, 2018Lundberg said the front had a history of producing severe weather toward north and northwest; with some hail in parts of central Texas, and strong winds in northeast Texas and parts of Louisiana, as well. Houston Airport System spokesman Bill Begley said the collapse caused millions of dollars of damage, and eight planes were damaged.Begley added it was a private hangar, and the overnight incident did not impact commercial flight schedules at Hobby Airport.last_img read more