Miscellaneous Thoughts: Chinese Bentley knockoff, Brad Pitt to play McQueen, Aston Martin owner defaults on bonds

And now time for some of the random things we’ve been coming across behind our desks.

Hautai working on Bentley Continental knockoff: In an effort to take on Geely and its Rolls-Royce Phantom knockoff, Chinese automaker Hautai is working on a Bentley Continental knockoff. Of course, we’re sure they’ll deny that their car is no way a resemblance to Bentley’s Continental. – ChinaCarTimes (via AutoBlog)

Pitt to play Steve McQueen: According to TopGear’s Hollywood sources, Brad Pitt will play Steve McQueen in the long-awaiting biopic of the legendary King of Cool. – TopGear

Aston Martin owner is the first Persian Gulf company to default on Islamic loan: Investment Dar, the owner of half of Aston Martin, missed a payment on $100 million of debt, making it the first Persian Gulf company to default on Islamic bonds. Congratulations Investment Dar. – Bloomberg

– By: Omar Rana