DE­FY­ING DOOMS­DAY Four el­e­ments in a moth­er­ship gad­get by MB&F.

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If the “stan­dard” 488 Spi­der is not rapid enough, meet its hard­core sib­ling, the 488 Pista Spi­der. The in­serted word means “track” in Ital­ian, which hints to the Pista’s habi­tat. Lib­eral ap­pli­ca­tion of lighter ma­te­ri­als such as car­bon fi­bre and alu­minium has shaved off so much mass that its coupe coun­ter­part ends up as­ton­ish­ingly heav­ier. Zero to 200kmh ar­rives in eight sec­onds – faster than most cars can reach 0-100. Hair-rais­ing per­for­mance in­deed, roof down or up.


Here is one for the Minotti cof­fee table. Bent­ley Mo­tors teams up with spe­cial­ist pub­lisher Opus to cre­ate a lim­ited edi­tion tome to fete the lux­ury car­maker’s cen­te­nary. Out in all good book­stores next year, the vol­ume chron­i­cles the mar­que’s his­tor­i­cal suc­cess and of­fers a glimpse of its fu­ture through in­ter­views with in­sid­ers. Avail­able in three edi­tions, the “Mulliner” ver­sion weighs 30kg, with rare pic­tures show­cased on gate­fold pages that ex­tend 2m across, when un­furled.


Fun fact: Half of all Land Rover driv­ers own ca­nines. So to make trav­el­ling in the load space as comfy as rid­ing up front, the SUV-maker of­fers pre­mium add-ons to pam­per Man’s best friend – among oth­ers, a quilted liner for Fifi to rest her tired body on; an ex­ten­si­ble ac­cess ramp if her hips are too arthritic to make the hop; a por­ta­ble rinse sys­tem for wash­ing her muddy paws af­ter a walkie; or a spill-re­sis­tant wa­ter bowl that leaves her hy­drated re­gard­less of how badly you drive.

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