How does one goto Aspen and not enjoy some time on the slopes? Well, when you're handed the keys to an asphalt-devouring, 631 horsepower Bentley convertible, skiing is the last thing on your mind.
For this year's Aspen Fashion Week, Bentley invited us out on an all-out, high-octane assault that took the Flying B into the sky where professional freeskier and BASE jumper Ted Davenport kicked off festivities with an incredible wingsuit dive from a helicopter hovering 3,000 feet above the crowd. The momentum continued on the ground where we previewed the latest in winter fashion on the catwalk from brands such as Roots, Obermeyer, Marmot, and Isaora, who's winter ninja-like collection definitely stole the show for us.
Back on the road we got a chance to witness the Bentley ISR Supersports' off-road prowess. Feeling more like a leisurely cruise down Fifth Ave. than snow-covered backcountry, the ISR handled beautifully and delivered impressive ride comfort, which was surprising coming from a 202 mph super-convertible.
What quickly became evident was that the spirit of the Bentley Boys and W.O. Bentley still live on through the much storied and prestigious marque. The cars aren't just luxurious four-wheeled penthouses for the rich and famous, they are carefully crafted, versatile automotive instruments, a do-it-all, all-wheel-drive Swiss Army Knife. Cheers to the talented team in Crewe, W.O. would be proud.
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