Ride of the Week: Bentley Mulsanne-Inspired Grand Convertible

Bentley lengthens its legacy just in time for the Los Angeles Auto Show as the heritage automaker unveils the Grand Convertible for a possible 2015 release. Interesting that a car intended to “signify Bentley’s intentions for the future” would so closely reference the Mulsanne – one of the brand’s longstanding flagship models. The Grand Convertible adds a sportier, perhaps more laid-back air to this legacy, coming with a droptop that gaudily bares the car’s Beluga leather and burl walnut veneer interior. Underneath the hood, the Grand Converible boasts a 6.75 liter, 530 horsepower engine, making it not only a sophisticated ride, but an enticingly powerful one as well. As Bentley gauges interest in the car over the next few months, don’t be surprised to see the Grand Convertible in your local mansion driveway sometime early next year.

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Ride of the Week: Filson Edition AEV Wrangler

Following last year’s collaboration on the AEV Filson Brute Double Cab, Seattle-based outfitter Filson and off-road manufacturer AEV (American Expedition Vehicles) present the AEV Filson Edition Wrangler. Geared towards rough terrain and focused on premium engineering and design, the AEV Filson Wrangler is built with 3-1/2” DualSport SC suspension, 35” BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain KM2 tires, and a heat reduction hood. Additional features include the ProCal module, jack base and optional 5.7L or 6.4L HEMI V8 engine. The Wrangler is also outfitted with a customized Medium Duffle, Original Briefcase and snap-closure seat back pockets, providing extra storage. The limited edition Wrangler will retail from $70,400 USD to $100,300 USD and is available for purchase from Filson.