Driven to Write’s star of the Frankfurt motor show may surprise you.
Since we founded DTW three and a half years ago, (where has the time gone?) I think I’ve written approximately nothing on Bentley – a gaping omission on my part and one for which I really ought to make amends. There are a number of reasons for this Crewe-shaped hole in my DTW outpourings, but I suppose if I was pinned to a wall (or similar stout object) and forced to explain, I’d say it was probably down to a mixture of apathy and distaste.
Today’s photo then embodies something of a cop-out from the polemic I quite frankly couldn’t find the stomach to write. Instead, what I present to you is a car that takes a classic template and renders it banal. A car whose silhouette suggests a timeless elegance but presents it in crayon. A car that most likely gives Gorden Wagener nightmares. A car that illustrates everything I believe is wrong with contemporary automotive design.