Post Oak Motor Cars recently hosted a festive holiday gathering for their long-time Bentley and Rolls-Royce clients at the exclusive Penthouse on the 32nd floor of The Post Oak Hotel. Upon passing through a secure check-in process, guests were whisked away via dedicated elevators providing exclusive access to this level.
Upon arrival, a warm welcome awaited them from Diane Caplan, Head of Marketing, and Liz Sian, Client Relationship Manager, who greeted guests with embraces and smiles. The lavish penthouse, with its transformed basketball court serving as the main dining area featuring sushi stations and a variety of delectable dishes from The Post Oak Hotel, provided a perfect setting for clients to mix and mingle.
Specialty cocktails, courtesy of Maven Coffee Company, delighted attendees with their delicious coffee-inspired creations. As guests explored the venue, they discovered a game room offering opportunities to play pool, try their hand at the putting turf, or engage in pinball machines. The main bar area provided a chance for guests to spend quality time with President Lonny Soza and Tilman’s sons, Blake and Patrick Fertitta.
This annual event holds a special place on the calendar, eagerly anticipated as a time to share the holiday spirit with valued clients, expressing gratitude for their business, loyalty, and friendship.
Bentley Houston recently played host to guests and clients at our much-anticipated annual Bentley Cup held at the Houston Polo Club on November 5th.
Our guests were treated to an exclusive tasting featuring Macallan, complemented by a delectable spread from Cordua Catering.
The event unfolded on a picturesque day with flawless weather. Attendees reveled in two thrilling polo games and had the unique opportunity to stomp divots, all while surrounded by a stunning fleet of Bentley cars.
The day was a perfect blend of enjoyment, engaging conversations, and the pleasure of witnessing exciting polo matches against the backdrop of a beautiful day.
Our team has just returned from an exhilarating set of meetings in Las Vegas, bringing back a trove of exciting updates for the future of Karma Automotive. Among the highlights is the revelation of the newly launched Karma Kaveya super coupe.
In a transformative move, Karma Automotive welcomed Marques McCammon to lead the company, and in just six months, he has achieved more than the brand has in the last six years. The focus is firmly on the future, with a reinvigorated Karma Revero, the introduction of the all-electric Gysera, and the showstopper – the 1,000+ HP super coupe, the Kaveya. The trajectory of Karma Automotive has never been more promising.
Driving the design and rebranding initiatives is the renowned Michelle Christensen, the trailblazing first female to helm the exterior design of a supercar with her work on the 2017 remodel of the iconic Acura NSX.
Under Marques’s leadership, Karma Automotive is charting a course towards exclusivity and heightened luxury, opting to produce fewer units while offering unparalleled bespoke customization supported by cutting-edge technology and design.
The highly anticipated Kaveya super coupe, with only 380 units slated for production globally, demands a $10,000 deposit for reservation and is set to commence deliveries in 2025. Karma Houston is gearing up to host a test drive event in Q1, where enthusiasts can experience not only the Kaveya but also get behind the wheel of the updated Revero and the new Karma Gysera all-electric sedan.
Contact our brand specialists today for details and ordering information.
The Post Oak Motors team has returned invigorated from our annual excursion to the remarkable Monterey Car Week alongside our esteemed clients. Over five captivating days, our team engaged, entertained, and reveled in an up-close encounter with some of the most extraordinary vehicles the world has to offer.
Among the standout occasions during this yearly extravaganza are The Quail and the Concours d’Elegance. The Quail, an event we eagerly anticipate, holds a special place in our hearts. Running from 9 am to 4 pm, it unfolds as a complete day immersed in the unveiling and showcasing of the latest creations from major ultra-luxury and supercar manufacturers. A diverse array of classic marvels, unique specimens, and hypercars also make appearances, creating an atmosphere where luxurious dining tents, effervescent champagne, and elegant individuals seamlessly blend against the backdrop of scenic Carmel, California.
A pinnacle of the week is the prestigious Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach, culminating the sequence of events and celebrations during Monterey Car Week. For 72 illustrious years, this concours stands as the world’s preeminent ode to the automobile, a must-attend affair for any auto enthusiast.
Annually, the finest collector cars convene on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links, vying for the coveted title of Best of Show – an ultimate accolade in the realm of automobiles. Elegance, technical excellence, and historical significance are meticulously evaluated by experts, drawing crowds from all corners of the globe who passionately rally behind their favorites.
Before entering the Concours, the legendary Hole 1 hosts Casa Ferrari, transforming the lawn into a grand showcase adorned with an impressive array of Ferraris spanning vintage to modern eras.
As if these two events weren’t enough to satiate our automotive appetites, the festivities overflow into manufacturer-hosted soirées at their private estates, captivating auctions, smaller-scale car exhibitions nestled throughout the town, exhilarating rallies, and more.
Monterey Car Week stands as an indispensable experience for anyone who holds a deep affinity for automobiles. To immerse yourself in this spectacular event, consider reaching out to our Head of Marketing, Diane Caplan. Secure your spot on the waiting list for Post Oak’s highly anticipated 2024 Monterey Client Experience packages, set to be unveiled soon. Join us on this unforgettable journey.
Post Oak Motor Cars is no stranger to luxury and opulence, but when it comes to the pinnacle of automotive excellence, one brand stands above the rest—Rolls-Royce. Synonymous with unrivaled craftsmanship, breathtaking design, and the epitome of luxury, Rolls-Royce has set the bar higher with the all-new fully electric Rolls-Royce Spectre. Recently, clients of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Houston were captivated by the highly anticipated launch party of the latest masterpiece.
The exclusive launch party held by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Houston was an invitation-only event that brought together clients of Post Oak Motor Cars, both current Rolls-Royce owners and those that have already placed their deposit for their very own Spectre.
As the anticipation reached its peak, Marketing Director of Post Oak Motor Cars, Diane Caplan, stepped up to the microphone to welcome the crowd and introduce the two men of the hour, President of Post Oak Motor Cars, Lonny Soza and President & CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars North America, Martin Fritsches.
As Martin Fritsches spoke to the Spectre’s triumphant arrival, the moment arrived to unveil the new Rolls-Royce masterpiece. The veil was removed, and there it stood—an awe-inspiring creation that seamlessly blends classic Rolls-Royce design cues with cutting-edge technology and proof that electrification is the ideal match for Rolls-Royce.
Widely regarded as the ultimate test of hypercar straight-line performance, the 0-400-0 km/h (0-249-0 mph) record is a test of acceleration, aerodynamics, top speed and stopping power. And now the Nevera is the undisputed hypercar champion, with a new record time of 29.93 seconds – over a second quicker than the previous holder.
On a test track in Germany, the Nevera secured a total of 23 independently verified speed records and – as well as its recent title for fastest top speed of a production electric car – the Nevera now holds the title for most performance records broken in a single day. It effortlessly smashed existing benchmarks, running again and again under full throttle conditions without a single reliability issue or any significant loss of performance.
The records were broken at the Automotive Testing Papenburg (ATP) facility in Germany using its 4.0km (2.49-mile) straights, and independently verified by Dewesoft and RaceLogic. Both 3rd party verifiers had on-site teams to support the record braking activities and to ensure that their equipment is in perfect running order. During its record-breaking day, the Nevera even outperformed its own official specifications, recording 0-60mph in 1.74 seconds (compared with 1.85 seconds). All acceleration records were completed with a standard one-foot rollout and equipped with road-legal Michelin Cup 2 R tires on non-prepped asphalt.
For its historic day, this particular Rimac Nevera wore a livery created by the Rimac design team, inspired by the Rimac BMW e-M3, the brainchild of Mate Rimac and the car that inspired Mate to create Rimac Automobili. Back in 2011, the e-M3 thrust Rimac into the limelight by setting a number of Guinness and FIA-approved all-electric speed records. And now history repeats itself.
Key to the Nevera’s speed is its advanced battery system, powertrain and software, all developed in-house at the Rimac Group. The front and rear powertrains – each composed of two individual motors – provide power to each wheel individually. At the rear, a 1MW dual inverter enables 900Nm and 470kW per motor, while an entirely bespoke front powertrain is designed to deliver optimum power and control. All systems are overseen by a complex web of in-house developed electronic control units, working in conjunction with an NVIDIA Pegasus-based supercomputer to calculate and send output to the four powertrain systems 100 times a second. The combination of all these systems, and the software that controls them, is known as Rimac All-Wheel Torque Vectoring 2.
The Rimac Nevera is limited to 150 units and it is currently being built on the outskirts of Zagreb, with deliveries ongoing to customers all over the world. For inquiries on securing one of these limited Neveras, please contact us Rimac Houston today for details.
On May 6th, the team from The Post Oak Collection hosted clients of Post Oak Motor Cars and several VIP supercar owners for a private morning meetup at Tilman Fertitta’s personal hangar. There was a little bit of everything from ultra-luxury Bentley and Rolls-Royce models to supercar and a couple of hypercars with a McLaren Speedtail, Ferrari 812 Competizione and Tilman’s very own Bugatti Chiron.
Guest enjoyed mixing and mingling over a cup of coffee, mimosa, and a spread of breakfast from The Post Oak Hotel and then made their way over to have a personal tour of the Houston Rockets jet and other aircraft in the Fertitta fleet.
The Post Oak Collection, Bentley & Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Houston teamed up with the LPGA for the recent Chevron Championship at the luxurious Carlton Woods country club to kick off the lady’s tournament.
Over 150 who’s who of The Woodlands & Houston came out to an evening with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, where they mixed and mingled with the President and CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars America, Blake Fertitta, Lonny Soza, and executives of the LPGA.
Both Bentley and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Houston were the official transportation partner for the tournament, providing demo cars for the players to drive during the week-long stay near Carlton Woods, plus Bentley Houston was the hole-in-one sponsor for the tournament offering a new Bentley Continental GT V8 coupe.
To mark 20 years since Bentley’s sixth victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and 100 years since the first running of the legendary race, Bentley is creating a limited edition of Continental GT Coupés and Continental GTC’s. Each will be powered by the Bentley W12 engine, the most successful 12-cylinder engine of the modern era. The Le Mans Collection includes unique exterior and interior details that echo the design of the Le Mans-winning Speed 8 #7.
All Le Mans Collection models are specified with the three-way Bentley Rotating Display, offering a choice of touchscreen, dual veneer or analog dials – but with a twist; In place of the standard central dial is a Vitrine displaying an engine valve from the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 of the 2003 Le Mans winning Bentley Speed 8. The engine was removed after the contest and preserved, and now 24 of the 32 valves from the engine have been bisected to create 48 artifacts for this exclusive collection of ultimate Grand Tourers.
In another thoughtful touch, the standard 12-hour analog clock is replaced by a digital clock with a bespoke dial design – a 24 hour one, naturally.
Mulliner, Bentley’s personal commissioning division, has taken inspiration from the dark green Speed 8 racing cars that swept all before them at Le Mans in 2003. From the Verdant green exterior to the sliver of Speed 8 engine displayed in the fascia, the Le Mans Collection is a heartfelt tribute to a long and glorious shared history between Bentley and the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Tribute to Speed 8 #7
Mulliner’s designers closely studied the winning Speed 8 of 2003, surely one of the most beautiful racing cars ever to triumph at Le Mans. The limited number of Continental GT’s and Continental GTC’s in the Le Mans Collection are finished in Verdant green, with a Moonbeam racing stripe across the bonnet (and Coupé roof). The Blackline specification nods to the black and green livery of the Speed 8, while the carbon-fiber Styling specification body components are finished in black with a subtle pinstripe in Moonbeam. Beluga black is also chosen for the lower front bumper, wing mirror caps and rear ‘horseshoe’ area beneath the boot lid spoiler, while black 22-inch ten-spoke wheels shroud powerful carbon ceramic brakes and red brake calipers.
Meanwhile, the distinctive Bentley matrix grille (originally developed to protect the radiator on the unpaved Le Mans racetrack of the 1920s) features a painted #7 in Arctica white, combining the race-winning number of 2003 with the painted radiators of the Bentleys that won Le Mans five times between 1924 and 1930.
The interiors of the Le Mans Collection Continental GT and Continental GTC are far more luxurious than those of the Bentley Speed 8s – but there’s the same sense of sporting purpose. A bespoke 2003 wreath welcome lamp ushers you into a cockpit trimmed in Beluga hide. Performance-bred napped Dynamica fabric covers the seat faces, while the interior’s monochrome color scheme is relieved by contrast seat stitching and seatbelts in Hotspur. The steering wheel, trimmed in hide and Dynamica, also features Hotspur contrast stitching and six o’clock accent tab.
The dual-finish veneer on fascia and door waist rails is executed in Piano Black and high gloss carbon fiber, with a fine chrome pinstripe separating the two. Matching doors to the fascia so the pinstripe flows seamlessly from one side to the other is a mark of the exceptional craftsmanship in every Bentley.
The Le Mans Collection Bentleys feature many bespoke details, beginning with the Speed 8 sill plates and six-wreath treadplates that greet occupants on entering the interior. The fascia displays the six-wreath emblem inlaid into high-gloss carbon fiber, marking each of the six outright victories recorded by Bentley at Le Mans between 1924 and 2003.
The Le Mans Collection Continental GT and GTC are equipped with Bentley’s renowned 6.0-litre W12 TSI engine, delivering 659 PS (650 bhp) and an extraordinary 900 Nm (664 lb.ft) of torque.
With exceptional handling, this results in a top speed of 208 mph (335 km/h) and 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds). A combination of four chassis technologies give the new limited edition a level of agility, performance, and ride quality as expected of a car with this heritage.
Bentley Dynamic Ride and three-chamber active air suspension with adaptive damping play a key role in the balance of the car and provide a formidable foundation to build upon. The optional and newly-developed Carbon Ceramic Brakes, Variable Electronic Stability Control, All Wheel Steering, and an Electronic Limited Slip Differential bolster the agility and performance even further.
Bentley and Le Mans
Bentley’s long association with Le Mans didn’t get off to the smoothest of starts. “I think the whole thing’s crazy. Nobody’ll finish. Cars aren’t designed to take that sort of strain for 24 hours.” Such was W.O. Bentley’s reaction in 1923, on hearing that private entrant John Duff planned to contest the first-ever Le Mans 24 Hour race in a Bentley 3 Litre. But the competitive fire in W.O’s soul saw him make a last-minute dash to the La Sarthe circuit nonetheless. Inspired by Duff’s 4th place (despite a lengthy stop to repair a holed petrol tank) and fastest lap, W.O and Bentley Motors returned in 1924 with a works entry – and won. It was the start of a glorious decade that saw five wins in seven years.
Bentley was back in 2001 with the EXP Speed 8, the start of a three-year program targeting a sixth outright victory. And on Sunday, June 15th, 2003, Bentley’s two works Speed 8s finished first and second in this most grueling of endurance races. Car #7 of Guy Smith, Tom Kristensen, and Rinaldo Capello covered 377 laps at an average speed of 214.33km/h, followed by the #8 Speed 8 of Johnny Herbert, Mark Blundell, and David Brabham.
For details and ordering inquiries, please contact our Bentley Specialist at Bentley Houston.
On February 18th, we hosted our 2023 Bentley kickoff event, featuring a brunch spread, premium bourbon, cigars and sparkling wines. The event took place at BlueJack National and brought together our wonderful clients.
The event kicked off with a delicious brunch spread, featuring an assortment of pastries, fruits, cheeses, and savory bites. Guests mingled and chatted, admiring the stunning cars on display and learning from our knowledgeable team.
After brunch, the focus turned to the bar, where guests were treated to a selection of premium bourbons, cigars and sparkling wines. Our expert bartenders guided guests through the tasting experience, offering insights into the flavor profiles of each drink and recommending pairings with the brunch bites.
The atmosphere was lively and convivial, with guests sharing their love for Bentley and their experiences driving these exceptional cars. Some guests even took the opportunity to test drive the new Bentley Bentayga EWB, experiencing the thrill of the open road and the unmatched luxury of these vehicles.
As the event came to a close, guests left with a newfound appreciation for Bentley and a sense of excitement for what’s to come in 2023. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to all who attended and made the event a success.
If you were unable to attend the event but are interested in learning more or scheduling a test drive, please contact our team at (713) 850-1530. We look forward to seeing you on the road in a Bentley soon!