If you want a break from a global financial meltdown, the launch of Bentley’s latest luxury car in India can be welcome relief – and show that the rich are still doing what they do best. Buying unnecessary things.
It means you can, in my case, leave behind an office full of tired journalists hunched over ever more depressing data, and ignore TV screens showing grimfaced politicians and weepy traders.
The car – which costs a cool Rs2.5crore (over half a million USD) – was on display at one of the capital’s high-end hotels on Friday.
Boasting a stylish black finish and a retro-style front grille, the car’s specs are, in the current climate, almost satirical.