THE AL­TER­NA­TIVES

The big Bent­ley might look the favourite in a fight, but it’s got some tough com­pe­ti­tion

Hong Kong Tatler - - Life -

ROLLS-ROYCE GHOST SE­RIES II

Rolls’ ju­nior limo has all the essence of mo­tor­ing’s most luxe mar­que on a shorter wheel­base than the Phan­tom, and with satel­lite-aided trans­mis­sion, which makes it a joy to drive. We also love swing­ing out of those “sui­cide doors”.

MERCEDES-MAY­BACH S600

An ex­tra-long S-class packed with more good­ies than a branch of Toys R Us, the latest May­bach boasts the tri­umphant tri­fecta of tech­nol­ogy, com­fort and rel­a­tive value, but it lacks the verve and sense of oc­ca­sion of its Bri­tish ri­vals.

ROLLS-ROYCE PHAN­TOM

The Phan­tom is the first word in stately cruis­ing—no other four-door con­jures this much drama and majesty. The qual­ity of the fin­ish and pos­si­bil­i­ties for be­spoke tai­lor­ing are un­par­al­leled, but it’s not quite as much of a driv­ers’ car as the Bent­ley.

a HE­LI­COPTER

A good deal nois­ier than the Bent­ley and not as fast in a straight line, the chop­per makes up for it in not hav­ing to bother with corners. Ul­ti­mately, the Bent­ley is by far the more com­fort­able choice, but it’s more dif­fi­cult to park on the deck of your yacht.

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