With the new Bentley Continental GT on the way later this year, we at O’Gara La Jolla were given the opportunity to showcase the grand tourer to our clients. Most dealers would simply stage the cars in the showroom and do short drives in the surrounding area. We wanted to do something special and decided to aim a little higher. A few hundred feet higher. The Fly and Drive was born.
ICON A5 AIRCRAFT
Enter our partners at Icon Aircraft. Their incredibly innovative amphibious aircraft, the A5, was the perfect addition to our Continental Fly and Drive experience. Here are some notes about the plane from the manufacturer.
“The inherent function of every feature is expressed through design. It’s why the A5 looks as dramatic and the experience delivers.”
“The A5 is designed to change the way you interact with the world, even if you’ve owned an aircraft in the past.”
“The combination of folding wings, amphibious capability, and an optional custom trailer means you can own an A5 without ever setting foot on an airport.”
“ICON’s mission to bring new people to aviation drives the company’s commitment to safety innovation. The A5’s safety features give the pilot the peace of mind to explore the world and the A5’s potential.”
Fly and Drive
While the plane ride was an awesome bonus, the stars of the show were the two 626 Horsepower beauties that lie waiting in the valet of the famed Hotel Del Coronado. The route, starting at the Del, took drivers down the picturesque Silver Strand toward Coronado State beach. Long straightaways and banked curves allowed participants to feel the power that lie in wait beneath the GT’s long bonnet. Once reaching Imperial Beach, drivers made a U-turn and headed back toward downtown Coronado. Seeing how the car felt in daily driving scenarios, drivers were able to take in the redesigned interior and all the new touches not seen before in a Bentley. The Fly and Drive tour of the island ended back at the Del for a beautiful afternoon lunch with a view of the pacific.
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