Larry Kosilla, founder of Ammo NYC, takes a paint gauge to two cars in their detailing shop in this video covering his detailing of a Jesko in preparation for a show. The first, a Porsche, registers just under 5.0 mils (1/1000th of an inch) of paint. The next, a Rolls-Royce checks in at 7.3 mils. This Jesko? Its paint is more than 30 mils thick.
“The paint is the thickest and most robust of any production vehicle on the market today,” said Kosilla, “I’ve polished a lot of cars, and this one in particular is very resilient. You can just feel how heavy it is.”
Kosilla says it has 20 coats of base, one coat of pearl (which makes up the most of what you see), then one of champagne (for the fleck). Then, on the dark panels, it has a coat each of grey, blue and green. The color is then covered in nine layers of clear coat. Just wow.
The hypercar race war to break the 300mph barrier is over. In a six month collective effort between Bugatti engineers, Dallara and Michelin the Bugatti Chiron has been announced as the first manufacturer vehicle to break the 300-mile-an-hour barrier.
The highlights of the menacing Chiron created features a long tail which enhances overall aerodynamics and lowers drag, a boost to 1578 horsepower and upgraded Michelin tires to handle the increased road stress. Measuring 9.84 inches longer than a stock Chiron, stripped out interior and lower ride height for drag purposes the upgraded Chiron was in true race mode to battle the task at Ehra-Lessien test track, Germany.
Driven by the well accoladed Andy Wallace the Bugatti was in good hands, despite being described as, “Being quite difficult to do” by the driver himself. “Now Bugatti was the first to exceed the 300-mile-per-hour mark. An incredible achievement that shows what the men and women of Bugatti are capable of. But this was the last time for us. Bugatti was the first to exceed 300-mile-per-hour – its name will go down in the history books and it will stay that way forever” added Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti.
Bentley Beverly Hills is proud to announce that the New Continental GT/GTC V8’s are being delivered after a much-anticipated wait. The first New Continental GT V8 Convertible delivery for Bentley Beverly Hills occurred this past Saturday, in preparation for Labor Day. Our Bentley team’s fun with the New Bentley Continental didn’t end there, we had to see this elegant machine in its natural habitat.
Throughout the long weekend, the New Continental GT/GTC V8 was spotted throughout Los Angeles at several iconic locations including the Beverly Wilshire, Waldorf Historia of Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, Universal Studios, Mr. C and of course Los Angeles’ famous driver-centric canyons. As our clients enjoy their new car, we invite you to experience the New Continental GT/GTC V8 and discover the new standards in craftsmanship, elegance and style.
The New Continental GT/GTC V8 epitomizes the spirit of grand touring – the desire to drive the world’s finest roads in comfort, exhilaration and style. The 2020 Bentley Continental is all-new sporting improved balance backed by adaptive dampers, lightweight aluminum chassis, a lightning smooth eight-speed dual-clutch system, and packaged with an the agile V8. Schedule a test drive today with a Bentley Beverly Hills Specialist and discover the spirit of grand touring.
As Bentley celebrates its centenary history, the British automaker looks toward the future featuring a showcase of their EXP 100 GT concept on their new augmented reality app. Named “Bentley 100 AR”, the app allows users to get behind the wheel themselves. At Bentley Beverly Hills, users will be able to view a full-scale virtual model of the car, with commentary from the design team.
Powered by four electric motors that produce 1,106 pound-feet of torque the EXP 100 GT can do zero to 60 mph in less than 2.5 seconds. Step inside and have the biometric sensors determine the best seating positions for yourself and recognize discomfort of your occupants by tracking blood pressure and eye movement. Welcome to the future of Bentley.
The Bentley centenary gained another reason to celebrate this past weekend as they were awarded best of show at the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The winning car was a 1931 8.0-liter inline-six Gurney Nutting Sports Tourer owned by Sir Michael Kadoorie.
Winning at Pebble not only adds prestige to this vehicle, but tells a story of the current state of the collector car hobby. This rare 1 of 2 build has bodywork done by bespoke coachbuilder Gurney Nutting, includes a dual cowl and detachable rear wind screen. The Sports Tourer was restored in 2004 and acquired by its current owner in 2010.
“It represents Bentley at its finest— elegance, refinement. This was a 100mph car, guaranteed to travel at 100 regardless of body style… They built only 100 of them, so they’re quite rare.” Kadoorie said.
The Bentley had stiff competition as the finalists included a1938 Talbot-Lago T150C-SS Figoni & Falaschi Teardrop Cabriolet, aa 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Erdmann & Rossi Special Cabriolet and a 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Coupé It’s Bentley’s first win since 1965.
Rodeo Drive. One of, if not the most, iconic streets in the world. Known primarily for it’s shopping, dinning, and celebrity sightings, people from all over the globe flock to the famed street on a daily basis. But for one day a year, something different takes center stage. For the last 26 years, the City of Beverly Hills has celebrated Fathers Day by hosting what’s become one if the premier car shows in the country, the Rodeo Drive Concours. We at O’Gara Coach, one of the shows largest contributors, decided this was the perfect time and location to celebrate something of our own, the 100th year Anniversary of Bentley. Below is a recap of the incredible weekend and all the experiences we were able to provide.