Bentley Brooklands Coupé

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2008-2011 Brooklands Coupé[edit]

Bentley Brooklands Coupé (2008–2011)
2008 Bentley Brooklands Coupe NY.jpg
Overview
Production 2008–2011
max. 550 units
Body and chassis
Body style 2-door pillarless coupé grand tourer
Related Bentley Arnage
Bentley Azure
Powertrain
Engine 6.75 L Bentley V8 twin-turbo, 530 hp (395 kW; 537 PS)/1050 Nm
Transmission 6-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 3,116 mm (122.7 in)
Length 5,411 mm (213.0 in)
Width 1,900 mm (74.8 in) (w/mirrors: 2,125 mm (83.7 in))
Height 1,473 mm (58.0 in)
Kerb weight 2,650.5 kg (5,843 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor Bentley Continental R
Bentley Continental T

The Bentley Brooklands Coupé is a coupe version of the Bentley Arnage. As a hand-assembled car made in very small numbers, employing traditional coach-building techniques and craftsmanship skills in wood and leather, the Brooklands Coupé is the true successor to the discontinued Bentley Continental R and T. Lifetime production is planned for 550 cars, and deliveries started in the first half of 2008.[1][2][3]

The Brooklands is powered by a 6.75-litre Rolls-Royce twin-turbocharged OHV V8 engine,[3] producing 530 horsepower (395 kW)[3] and 1,050 newton metres (774 lbf·ft), the highest torque ever developed by a production V8 engine using petrol (there are diesel V8s producing more). It was featured on Top Gear in series 11 by Jeremy Clarkson, and due to the car having so much torque, one of the car's tires blew out during a powerslide after prolonged aggressive driving with its traction control off. It can achieve 0 to 60 miles per hour (0 to 97 km/h) in around 5.0 seconds,[3] and a top speed in the region of 296 kilometres per hour (183.9 mph).[3] With an optional Carbon fibre-reinforced Silicon Carbide (C/SiC) ceramic composite braking system with 14-inch SGL Carbon brake discs (only with 20-inch roadwheels),[3] the new Brooklands offers more stopping power than any other passenger vehicle currently available for purchase.

This new coupé lacks a "B" pillar.

Specifications:

  • maximum rated motive power: 530 horsepower (395 kW; 537 PS)[3] at 4,000 rpm
  • maximum torque: 1,050 newton metres (774 lbf·ft) at 3,250 rpm
  • 0 to 60 miles per hour (0 to 97 km/h): 5.0 seconds[3]
  • 0 to 100 kilometres per hour (0 to 62 mph): 5.3 seconds
  • Top speed: 296 kilometres per hour (183.9 mph)[3]
  • 0 to 100 miles per hour (0 to 161 km/h): 11.7 seconds


References[edit]

  1. ^ deLorenzo, Matt: "Ampersand: Bentley Brooklands", p.30, Road & Track, May 2007
  2. ^ "Bentley Brooklands Reference". Car Auto Portal Inc. CarAutoPortal.com. Retrieved 2 January 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "2008 Bentley Brooklands Coupe". LeftLane. LeftLaneNews.com. Retrieved 2 January 2010. 

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