Bentley Brings 17-Page Emissions-Reduction Plan To NYC, Also Some Dang Expensive CarsMatthew DeBord3/19/08 3:45pmFiled to: new york auto show2008 NY Auto Show2008 New York Auto ShowAlternative EnergyBentley Broadlands CoupéBentley Continental Flying SpurBentley GT SpeedCO2NY York Auto ShowAlternative FuelBentley11EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkLet's just get this out of the way up front so you can come back later: Bentley brought no new luxurious nor mega-costly glistening sheet metal hand-rubbed to a burnished sheen by ambidextrous master craft-rubbers at their lush production palace factory in Crewe, England. Instead, at this New York Auto Show they touted their new partnership with an atmospheric molecule of fraught reputation: CO2. They thoughtfully provided me with a 17-page outline of how they're going to change the relationship between high-performance 12-cylinder engines and global warming. I'm halfway through it and will return later with a summary. But until then, let's talk about those hawt English accents. Oh, yes, the same damn thing happened at the Rolls-Royce press conference at the Detroit Auto Show. A highly competent looking man of British descent stood up and said things, not new things, but things that were full of confidence and self-assurance. With BBC-caliber diction. Nice.