By the way, has the technique of exotics also often mundane roots, as it suggests the marketing script: Aston Martin’s eight-and twelve-cylinder engines have proven to Ford’s genes, the Lamborghini Gallardo is technically closely with the Audi R8-related – and the Bentley Continental shares even essential components of its architecture with the Volkswagen Phaeton car.
The heavy-Aston Martin-platform is a home-grown, the same applies for Maserati: Quattroporte The in-house architecture was initially used for GranTurismo and GranCabrio, and finally for the Ferrari California.
That has to be no problem – quite the opposite: the proven, built in substantial price-volume technique guarantees a certain level of reliability and ease of maintenance – and reasonably affordable replacement parts. There are no disadvantages – particularly the middle-class background is obscured in the automotive aristocracy successfully.
More than that: Here you can develop the power and glory only really – for example, at Bentley, where you’re not interested in the least politically correct to self-restraint: the Bentley Continental GT W12 is a proud example of 318 km / h. There is not a Phaeton, but with no Mercedes or BMW. Strong sound are the most exotic, too. The low-resistance exhaust systems announce the arrival of the exhibitionist customers often even from afar.
While exotic brands even two decades ago, often with a build quality waited on, the quality controller at each Dacia would have driven the flush of anger in his face, now high level of skill in dealing with wood and leather are offered.