Check Out Phyno And His Posh Bentley
Not many would know him by his real name, Azubuike Nelson, but his stage name, Phyno, has become a household name in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
It is interesting to note that in spite of the fact that he sings and raps in Igbo language, his songs have been well received across the country, and he is remarkably loved by many.
From songs like ‘O Set’ to ‘Connect’ and then his ‘Fada Fada’, which won the Song of the Year at the recently held Headies Award, Phyno is an artiste to reckon with at the moment and that is evident in the fact that his songs are enjoying massive airplay across the country.
Sometime ago, the 30-year-old joined the league of Bentley owners when he acquired the Bentley Continental Coupe, which, of course, costs millions of naira.
No one drives any of Bentley’s arrays of vehicles and forgets the experience easily, and the remarkable thing about the 2014 Bentley Continental GT is how normally it drives. So, if you’re looking for an exquisitely crafted grand touring automobile for your daily drive or weekend road trips, this car is for you.
Its superior visibility, buttoned-down ride and composed handling make driving incongruously effortless, coupled with the excellent front seat comfort and superb entertainment.
As with any Bentley, the Continental GT’s cabin features only the finest available materials. From supple leather that covers most surfaces to the rich wood veneers hand-crafted in Bentley’s dedicated woodworking shop, the interior pays homage to old-world craftsmanship that truly defines world class that Bentley vehicles really are.
The 2014 Bentley Continental GT is a four-passenger coupe that may be ordered with a 12-cylinder engine or with an equally potent V8, both twin-turbocharged and both available in two outputs. There’s also the convertible version, Bentley Continental GTC. An eight-speed automatic is the only transmission offered, and all-wheel drive is standard across the line.
The V8 variant is powered by a 4.0-litre engine that produces 500 hp and 487 pound-feet of torque. Environmental Protection Agency-estimated fuel consumption is 15 miles per gallon in the city, 24mpg on the highway and 18mpg in combined driving for the coupe and it was found to move from zero to 60 miles per hour in only 4.2 seconds.
The W12-powered Continental GT has a twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre W12 engine that produces 567 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. The EPA-estimated fuel economy stands at 12mpg/city, 21mpg/highway and 15mpg/combined.
Starting with the GT V8, standard features include 20-inch alloy wheels, keyless ignition and entry, automatic xenon headlights, LED running lights, heated and power-folding mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, dual-zone automatic climate control, premium leather upholstery, wood veneer trim and Bluetooth connectivity. The standard eight-speaker audio system includes a CD player, satellite radio, digital music storage, an iPod interface and voice-controlled features. A navigation system with Google Maps compatibility and real-time traffic is also included.
Stand-alone options include ventilated and massaging front seats, a privacy phone handset in the centre armrest, carbon-ceramic disc brakes, a CD changer and a premium Naim audio system. An optional Convenience package adds adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera and a valet key, which usually can unlock the driver’s side door and start the car, but can’t unlock the trunk or the glove box.
The W12-equipped Continental GT is equipped in a very similar fashion and besides having the most powerful engine offered, it adds drilled pedals, jeweled fuel cap, knurled gearshift knob, ski pass-through and twin front armrests.
Over the entire Continental GT lineup, most items are also available as stand-alone options. And, as with all Bentleys, buyers can choose from a dizzying array of exterior and interior colours, wheels, embroidery, stitching, piping and wood or metallic trim. The truly discerning buyer can also specify customised items, for a price, of course.
The 2014 Bentley Continental GT comes standard with stability and traction control, antilock brakes, side airbags for all seats and driver knee airbags.
In Edmunds brake testing, a GT Speed (with optional carbon-ceramic brakes) came to a stop from 60mph in 116 feet while the GT V8, also with optional carbon-ceramic brakes, stopped a little shorter at 111 feet.
The good: World-class interior craftsmanship, powerful engines, standard all-wheel drive, extensive customisation possibilities and it is easy to drive.
The bad: Reviewers only complained of its cramped rear seats.