Editor’s Note: In the last few days of 2010 we’re pleased to feature some of the most interesting stories of the year. Today we continue with a mashed-up match-up between the 2010 Bentley Continental Suspersports and the Cadillac CTS-V from June of this year.
When you think about it both Bentley and Cadillac have a long reputation of building some of the most expensive, some of the fastest, and some of the most luxurious premium luxury sports cars ever constructed.
Both companies started out as privately owned, and are now owned by multinational car manufactures.
Cadillac was born in 1902 as the brainchild of visionary master mechanic Henry Leland. Cadillac was founded in Detroit and was named after LeLand’s ancestor Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac. General Motors purchased Cadillac in 1909 and within a few years it built the brand into one of America’s best known manufacturer of premium luxury cars.
Walter Owen Bentley founded Bentley in 1919 after a successful run at building aircraft engines during WWI, the most famous of which was used to power the Sopwith Camel.
The company was bought and sold over the years with the most famous owners being the Bentley Boys and of course Roll Royce.
In 1998 Volkswagen purchased Bentley, in large part to buy the Rolls Royce brand, which ended up in the hands of BMW. (that’s a great story for a different time)
That brings us to this video.
Combined the 2010 Bentley Continental Suspersports and the Cadillac CTS-V have 1177 horsepower and six wheel drive.
The 2010 Bentley Continental Suspersports will set you back $286.845 and it is the most powerful car that Bentley has ever built with a Twin Turbo W-12 6.0L engine that produces 621 HP.
The 2010 Cadillac CTS-V is a mere $ 68,445 and is the fastest production four door sedan on the market today with a supercharged V-8 from the Corvette ZR-1 that produces 556 HP.
Perhaps just as importantly the two premium luxury sports cars best demonstrate the difference between flying business vs. flying first class.
So what exactly does $200,000 more buy?
Watch the video below and find out.