2008 Bentley Brooklands

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The British luxurious car constructor Bentley has presented the new coupe Brooklands, model described by the company as "the most exclusive coupe in the world". The production will be limited at 550 pcs/year, which will be having the most powerful engine ever to be produced by Bentley.he President of Bentley, Mr. Franz-Josef Paefgen, explains the motivation that stood at the base of developing this new coupe: Bentley's proud sporting pedigree, forged by the exploits of the immortal Bentley Boys on the famous Brooklands racetrack in the 1920s, was the inspiration for our coupe. The Brooklands captures all the style, power and splendour of that era.

The luxury four-seated features a higher-output version of the Azure's hand-built, 6.75-liter, twin-turbocharged V8, producing 530 hp and 774 lb-ft of torque in the Brooklands. Bentley notes the engine is the latest and greatest evolution of the venerable Crewe-built V8 launched in 1959 as a 6.23-liter unit that produced 200 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Power is routed to the rear wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission fitted with a semi-automatic manual function.he classic features of Bentley can be found in the interior enriched with what Bentley describes as an extensive range of hides, veneers, carpet tones and safety belt colours. The Brooklands cabin seems to be wider than the old Continental R's both front and rear and every effort has been made to provide as much leg and headroom as possible. The five gauges on the dashboard just above the sloping centre console hint towards the Bentley's sporting nature.

A price has not been made public yet, but Brooklands will definitely be the most expensive car in the Bentley line-up, coming in somewhere above the $329,000 Azure two-door convertible.