Bentley Continental Supersports vs. Wembley
The Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible reminds me of Wembley Stadium.
The Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible reminds me of Wembley Stadium. Both have sky-high prices for starters, as the car costs £182,100 and the building came in at £798,000,000. Both have legendary ancestors too. Bentley has a long-established sporting pedigree and the previous stadium hosted numerous notorious battles. This responsibility now falls to the new structure that houses the Champions League Final on May 28th.Now, let's consider a subject close to my heart – curves. The Bentley's sweeping profile is so striking it could stop a penalty shoot out. The stadium's curvaceous equivalent is the mighty arch. This stretches for 315 metres across London and leaps 7 metres into the air. Furthermore, like the Continental, this magnificent structure has a retractable roof. It covers 90,000 people but the car only manages to shield four. Bentley, please try harder. Wembley's roof moves via a series of motors but the Bentley only has one - a 6.0-litre W12. This produces 621bhp and propels the Continental Supersports Convertible to 60mph in an eye-watering 3.9 seconds. This two-door six-speed automatic beauty then races to a staggering 202mph. Faster even than a referee punishing a professional fowl – and remarkable considering it has parking sensors, cruise control, and leather seats. So, we have a fantastic car - a fantastic stadium - and a fantastic line-up for the 2011 Champions League Final. Roll on Sunday 19:45.