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Bentley Brooklands R
(1996 - 1998)

Bentley Brooklands R, 1997
Bentley Brooklands R, 1997, #SCBZE20CXWCX66200. The Brooklands R - sporting a mesh radiator grille - replaced the Bentley Brooklands, building on the 1997 model year changes which included the adoption of a light pressure turbocharged engine producing 300 bhp.

To achieve an even finer level of roadholding than hitherto proved to be a really challenging task for the team of engineers at Crewe. The 1997 Bentley Brooklands demonstrated impressively that they had been successful. But more than this - the legendary comfort even during spirited driving had not been affected. And all the hand-built individuality was retained as well. With the company's subsidiary Mulliner offering engine tuning as well as changes of the body or to the interior there existed a new dimension for owners to specify a Bentley precisely to their tastes and requirements. Mulliner had been a bespoke coachbuilder during the pre- and post-war period and had been taken over by Rolls-Royce towards the end of the 50s and shortly afterwards been merged with Park Ward. Rolls-Royce intended to give Mulliner again a separate identity of their own with a strong link to Bentley. The Bentley Brooklands R offered the chance to commission a superbly tailored motor car with every detail executed to a demanding owner's personal preferences.

Technical Data:
8 cylinder 90 degree V-configuration; aluminium-silicon alloy cylinder block with cast iron wet cylinder liners; bore x stroke 104.14 x 99.06 mm (4.1 x 3.9 in), capacity 6,750 cc; aluminium alloy cylinder heads, Zytek EMS3 digital engine management, exhaust driven Garrett AiResearch turbocharger; 4-speed automatic; independent suspension front and rear with adaptive ride control; ventilated disc brakes front, plain discs rear, anti-locking device; wheelbase 3,161 mm (124.5 in); tyre size 255/55WR17; max. speed 140 mph (225 km/h)

No. made:

221 Bentley Brooklands R (1997 - 1998)
18 Bentley Brooklands R long wheelbase (1997 - 1998)
100 Bentley Brooklands R Mulliner
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