Cannonball 2015

Twas a cold September morn, when all through Dublin, not a thing was stirring, not even a horn…
Well not exactly, as this morning marked the start of Cannonball 007. The City was awoken by the rumbles and roars of 180 Supercars leaving the 3 Arena in Dublins IFSC this morning. The cars ranged from numerous Ferrari 458s, Lambourghini Aventadors and Gallardos, Ford Mustangs and even two special guests this year included a Koenigsegg Agera R and a Pagani Zonda F. It certainly made an interesting morning commute.

The cars will trek all over Ireland spread over three days taking in roads around Dublin, Sligo, Killarney and Wexford.

What is Cannonballs purpose? Well other than to drive the nuts out of Supercars and have the craic, they will also raise money for a different childrens charity each year. For 2015, it is Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Drivers Edition experienced the start of the Cannonball Run and was seriously impressed with the vast turn out of cars and supporters to the event. Here are some pictures from this mornings event:20150911_105742 20150911_105756 20150911_105957 20150911_110013 20150911_110031 20150911_110619 20150911_110642 20150911_110745 20150911_110839 20150911_110935 20150911_110945 20150911_111002 20150911_111251 20150911_111310 20150911_111316 20150911_111339 20150911_111408 20150911_111423 20150911_111443 20150911_11160220150911_111616 20150911_111939 20150911_112340 20150911_112614 20150911_112622 20150911_112634 20150911_112640 20150911_112649 20150911_112658 20150911_112709 20150911_115324

 

 

For more details on Cannonball or if you’re interested in signing up for next year, visit www.cannonball.ie. Also, don’t forget to contact me if you’re in need of a passenger…

Bentley Bentayga – First Look

Bentley have set out to make the fastest most luxurious SUV on the road, so they say. Bentley have recently released in depth details about their long awaited Bentayga SUV, Its a mouth full.

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The Bentayga offers Bentleys W12 petrol engine and sets out to be “the fastest, most powerful, most luxurious and most exclusive SUV in the world”.

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It is engineered and built in Bentleys plant in Crewe, UK. It offers a bit of every Bentley, Flying Spur inspired rear lights and Continental GT arches. Alloy wheels range from 20 inch to 22 inches and with a two piece panoramic sun roof as standard Bentley set out to make the Bentayga as pretty as possible. We hope, however, in the metal it looks a bit more attractive.

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The Bentayga features Bentleys all new W12 6.0 petrol mated to a ZF eight speed automatic gearbox. With 600hp and 600Nm, the Bentayga is more than capable to lug its passengers around in ultimate luxury and speed. Taking only 4.1 seconds from 0-100km/h it will achieve a top speed of 301km/h.

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The Bentayga “boasts the world’s finest automotive cabin”. It has the ultimate of British luxury  on the interior with the finest of detail  in metal, wood and leather. The employees at Crewe were well and truly put through their paces to achieve this high standard it seems.

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Wolfgang Dürheimer, chairman and chief executive of Bentley Motors, says: “The Bentayga is truly the Bentley of SUVs. It redefines luxury in the SUV sector and offers a genuine Bentley experience in any environment, thanks to a combination of unparalleled attention to detail, go-anywhere ability and cutting-edge technology. With this extraordinary car we are looking forward to an exciting period of strong growth and sales success for Bentley. The Bentayga is the next step in our brand’s bold future.”

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