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Gentlemen Drive Issue 22

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An exclusive approach to fashion, art, design, engineering and lifestyle. The latest Gran Turismos, the coolest Concept Cars and the timeless Classical Icons. Ladies & Gentlemen, get on board and start your engines!! Discover the art of driving. Bilingual: English & Spanish

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Many people are surprised to hear that there is just one person behind all the work of bringing out a magazine like Gentlemen Drive. Nevertheless, the secret is a simple one: passion. Loving what you do makes it easy, even when it requires great effort and sacrifice. I am sure that Michael Phelps or Usain Bolt would not have been so successful or won so many Olympic medals if they didn’t have that passion. Obviously, I don’t wish to compare my own humble efforts to theirs, but I do see them as inspiration and proof that human capacity is practically unlimited. And the same philosophy appears to be shared by the engineers and designers who developed the cars we take a look at in these pages. A toothsome combination of cars…

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BUGATTI 2X PACK If you wanted to buy the Bugatti Gan Turismo Concept and the first Chiron ever produced you are already late. Bugatti has sold these two masterpieces to a young collector from Saudi Arabia. Bugatti couldn’t reject his bulky offer. Si tu intención era comprar el Bugatti Gran Turismo Concept y el Chiron número #1 has llegado tarde. Bugatti no se ha podido resistir a la abultada oferta que un joven coleccionista Saudí que se ha hecho con ambos super coches. LAFERRARI APERTA If you thinked that LaFerrari was the ultimate supercar from Maranello, you were wrong. Ferrari is about to launch the Aperta versión of it. Can you imagine something more exclusive than this? We don’t. Si pensábas que LaFerrari era el no va más de la casa de Maranello te equivocaste.…

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mercedes benz 500 sl

In 1989 a new SL generation superseded the previous models of the R 107 series. It offered a combination of dynamic sportiness, even greater comfort and particularly harmonious design. At its unveiling at the 1989 Geneva Motor Show, the SL from the new R 129 series immediately became one of the main attractions. The new model generation featured a number of world premieres: motorsport-inspired seats with integrated safety belts, a fully automatic folding soft top and wind deflector for draught-free convertible driving. The car’s exciting lines were not compromised by a visible roll bar, but it was there all the same – ready to be deployed automatically in just 0.3 seconds if required. Weighing just 34 kilograms, the aluminium hardtop contributed to the car’s outstanding drag coefficient (Cd = 0.32).…

4 minuti
heart attack

The Audi RS6 is majestic. (No wonder it is the favourite car of former king Juan Carlos I. It may be fashionable to criticise the Spanish monarchy nowadays, but I have always had a soft spot for King Juan Carlos I, as a great connoisseur of the motor world, and, in his day, one of the first to drive the Porsche 959.) El Audi RS6 es majestuoso. (No en vano es el coche elegido por nuestro rey emérito. Aunque ahora este de moda criticar a nuestra monarquía, a mí siempre me ha caído muy simpático el Rey Juan Carlos, pues era y sigue siendo un gran entendido del mundo del motor. Vamos; un “connoisseur” que incluso en su época, llegó a estrenar un Porsche 959.) The Audi RS6 is a superb car, the perfect combination…

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drive watches

Tudor Heritage Black Bay This diver’s watch in matt black steel inherits its general lines, domed dial and crystal from the first TUDOR diving watches. 41 mm PVD steel case, Steel bracelet, Matt black disc. Las líneas generales, así como el cristal y la esfera abombados de este reloj de submarinismo en acero negro mate son herencia de los primeros relojes de submarinismo TUDOR. Caja de acero tratado con PVD de 41 mm, Brazalete de acero y Disco negro mate. www.tudorwatch.com Price: CHF 3.950 Price: € 7,900 www.bellross.com The AeroGT concept car was the starting point for the creation of a new pair of watches inspired by the automotive world – the BR 03 AeroGT models. 500 limited edition. Case: 42 mm in diameter. Satin-polished steel. Crystal: sapphire with anti-reflective coating. El prototipo AeroGT (un futurista automóvil conceptual) fue el punto de partida…

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italian party

The Mille Miglia is a spectacular experience. This year was my fifth time racing, sharing the wheel once again with my American friend Shawn. After three very successful performances in our 1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Pininfarina, last year we decided to do it in an even older car, the Ford V8 in which my father completed the famous Barcelona-Moscow rally in 1989. In theory, it should be a lively, reliable and robust car, although we only managed to complete half the race, having to withdraw in Rome. That’s the thing about old cars – and old everything: the materials accumulate fatigue over the years and are often not able to stand up to the stress demanded by a competition like the Mille Miglia. Although we didn’t finish, we…