Since its launch at the Geneva Salon, the new Bentley Brooklands has captured the hearts of customers across the globe, with the first year’s production of this hand-assembled coupe already sold out.
Speaking at the recent opening of a new dealership in Istanbul, Dr Franz-Josef Paefgen, Bentley’s Chairman and Chief Executive said: “The interest in Brooklands since its unveiling in Geneva has exceeded our expectations. It is surely destined to become a collectors’ classic.”
The Bentley Brooklands – The Details
Supercar performance from luxury four-seater coupe:
0-60mph in 5.0 seconds (0-100km/h in 5.3s).
Top speed of 184 mph (296km/h).
50 to 70mph in just 2.4 seconds (80-120km/h in 3.1s).
Record power output of 530bhp and 1050Nm of torque from handbuilt 6 ¾-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, including:
New free-flowing air induction system and sports exhaust.
Recalibrated valve timing and engine management systems
Dynamic handling combined with superb ride comfort:
Very stiff platform and uniquely engineered chassis with specially developed 20-inch wheels and tyres as standard, that combine Arnage T handling with Arnage R comfort.
– Optional carbon/silicon carbide brakes:
The largest diameter discs of any production passenger car on sale today.
Discs last the lifetime of the car and pad life is doubled, under normal driving conditions.
Virtually fade-free use time after time.
· Most spacious rear cabin of any coupe in the world.
· Bentley is the only manufacturer to offer as standard a cabin trimmed entirely with leather hides.
· Full order book for first year, with lifetime production limited to just 550 cars.
Supercar performance from Crewe’s most powerful V8
Such is the robustness of the engine’s architecture, the Crewe-built V8 engine has been at the heart of all large Bentley coupes for nearly 50 years.
In 2007, the Bentley 6 ¾-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 saw a step-change in performance with a comprehensive range of enhancements for both Arnage and Azure. These included a more efficient and refined valve-train, re-profiled camshafts and more responsive, low-inertia turbochargers. These were complemented by a new six-speed transmission with semi-automatic function and Bosch engine management system.