Lux­ury When Func­tion­al­ity Meets

Ce­cil Chao pur­chased the new Bent­ley Mul­sanne Ex­tended Wheel­base, the first Bent­ley in his fleet, and has high praise for the tech­nol­ogy and interior

Hong Kong Tatler - - Tatler Focus | Bentley -

For busi­ness pro­fes­sion­als want­ing to travel in ul­ti­mate lux­ury and style, Bent­ley’s lat­est Mul­sanne Ex­tended Wheel­base (EWB) limou­sine prom­ises a com­fort­able ride that is akin to first-class air travel.

The limou­sine is the new­est model in the com­pany’s Mul­sanne range. Its name comes from the Mul­sanne cor­ner at the Cir­cuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France— home of the fa­mous Le Mans 24 Hours, which Bent­ley has won six times.

Cus­tomers can per­son­alise their Mul­sanne EWB, which com­bines exquisite crafts­man­ship with so­phis­ti­cated tech­nol­ogy, from a wide range of duo-tone paint com­bi­na­tions for the ex­te­rior. The limou­sine sets the bar high for au­to­mo­tive com­fort and style—the type of car to turn heads on the street.

Prop­erty ty­coon Ce­cil Chao is no stranger to fine cars, be­ing the proud owner of more than 10, and is a new fan of the Mul­sanne EWB. His car fea­tures a glacier white ex­te­rior matched with an allred interior—the only Bent­ley in Hong Kong with that colour com­bi­na­tion.

“This is the first time that I’ve bought a Bent­ley,” says Ce­cil. “In the past, I’ve al­ways bought Rolls-royces, but I was rec­om­mended the Bent­ley and wanted to try it out, so I bought one.”

Ce­cil is the founder and ex­ec­u­tive chair­man of Cheuk Nang Hold­ings, which de­vel­ops, man­ages and in­vests in prop­erty in Hong Kong, Macau, Main­land China and Malaysia. No stranger to lux­ury, the busi­ness­man be­lieves that qual­ity and style can co­ex­ist with func­tion.

“In life, the most im­por­tant things are hav­ing a roof over your head, food, cloth­ing on your back and be­ing able to get from A to B,” he says. “Of course, a car is one of the most im­por­tant modes of travel, so qual­ity is of great im­por­tance.”

Ce­cil hails the EWB as a car with a su­pe­rior interior and some of the lat­est tech­nol­ogy on of­fer. “I feel that the interior build of the car is ex­cel­lent, from the car­pet to the roof to the side pan­els, and the new tech­nol­ogy is su­pe­rior to any­thing else that is out there,” he says.

In­deed, the EWB was built to mimic a mo­bile home. The 250mm ex­ten­sion of the model’s wheel­base means max­i­mum leg room for pas­sen­gers, and Bent­ley fur­ther utilised the space by de­vel­op­ing air­line-style elec­tronic leg rests that ex­tend

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