Bentley Brooklands Coupé 2nd Generation
|Production||2008–2011 max. 550 units|
|Predecessor||Bentley Continental R Bentley Continental T|
|Body style||2-door pillarless coupé grand tourer|
|Engine||6.75 L Bentley V8 twin-turbo, 530 hp (395 kW; 537 PS)/1050 Nm|
|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)|
|Related||Bentley Arnage Bentley Azure|
The Bentley Brooklands Coupé is a coupe version of the Bentley Arnage that is hand-assembled, employing traditional coach-building techniques and craftsmanship skills in wood veneer and leather hide. Lifetime production is planned for 550 cars, and deliveries started in the first half of 2008.
The Brooklands is powered by a 6.75-litre Rolls-Royce twin-turbocharged OHV V8 engine, producing 530 horsepower (395 kW)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,and a top speed in the region of 296 kilometres per hour (183.9 mph). 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),the new Brooklands offers more stopping power than any other passenger vehicle currently available for purchase.