Editor's Letter: behind the scenes of our exclusive cover shoot with Bentley and Breitling

By Rachel Ingram | 03 Jun 2019

Tempus editor Rachel Ingram races into our new Speed issue

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* Bringing heritage and innovation together, Bentley Motors is using its centenary year to celebrate its past while speeding ahead with ambitious plans for the future

This year is a monumental year for motoring. Not only is 2019 the 100-year anniversary of Bentley Motors and 110 years of Bugatti but, on the other end of the scale, it has also seen the premiere of the world’s first fully-electric hypercar, thanks to Automobili Pininfarina.

Bringing heritage and innovation together, Bentley Motors is using its centenary year to celebrate its past while speeding ahead with ambitious plans for the future – design director Stefan Sielaff gives us an exclusive preview of the soon-to-be revolutionary Bentley Centenary Concept Car on page 36.

Brand partner Breitling, whose Jet Squad flew in to the historic IWM Duxford for our iconic cover shoot, is following a similar direction – on page 48, CEO Georges Kern talks about the watchmaker’s timeless connection with aviation, while Breitling Jet Squad pilot Jacques 'Speedy' Bothelin opens up about life in the skies.

Whether you’re interested in combustion engines or electric engineering, we've got something for you in this edition. Hit the road with Bugatti on page 30 or learn how to convert your classic car to a fully-fledged electric vehicle on page 26.

But it’s not all about cars. On page 66, we unveil the trends and innovations making waves in the superyachting world – submersibles, we’re looking at you. We’ve also got the latest on revolutionary accessories to keep you stylish, and your vehicles safe, as well as catching up with Bond star Naomie Harris about why she thinks the film industry should go green.

And, as we’re entering the British summer, we’ve got the lowdown on the must-book events and how to dress for them. From the polo to air and car shows, it’s set to be an exciting couple of months.

Read on to discover all of this – and more from the worlds of style, design, travel and culture – in our annual Speed Edition.

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* Catching up with Bond star Naomie Harris about why she thinks the film industry should go green.
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