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Car of the Month - December 2020
Bentley Brooklands Coupé, 2009, #

Bentley Brooklands Coupé

In 2007 the Bentley Brooklands Coupé had been launched as the coupé version of the Bentley Arnage. From the very start the manufacturer made it clear a small number only was intended to be produced of this hand-assembled car. The company's press kit's statement was: "Lifetime production is planned for 550 cars, and deliveries will start in the first half of 2008." However that was fairly optimistic because unforeseen decline as regards economic conditions led to a stop of this model before such production figure had been reached. Hence the Bentley Brooklands Coupé ranks among the exclusive products from the manufacturer at Crewe.

Bentley Brooklands Coupé

The twin-turbocharged 6.75-litre V8 engine (rooting in a development from Rolls-Royce) in the Brooklands Coupé's engine bay produced 395 kW (537 hp) at 4.000 rpm. The torque of 1.050 Nm at 3.250 rpm was claimed “the highest torque ever developed by a production V8 petrol engine”. Equally impressive was the stopping power, the coupé offered more stopping power than any other passenger vehicle available for purchase anywhere at that time. – At least with an optional Carbon fibre-reinforced Silicon Carbide (C/SiC) ceramic composite braking system with 14-inch SGL Carbon brake discs. That was only fitted in combination with optional 8.5Jx20-inch alloy wheels and 255/40 ZR20 Pirelli P Zero tyres. The 20-inch alloy wheels were available in two distinctive styles: Standard were 16-spoke two-piece disc wheels, whereas  5-spoke two-piece sports wheels were an option.

Bentley Brooklands Coupé

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In Employing traditional coachbuilding techniques, the interiors of these superb cars were and still are areas of beauty, with impressive ergonomics, leather trim in plentiful supply and burr walnut wood in abundance. The stylish four-seater grand touring coupé with classic proportions and muscular performance was not inexpensive. That is true, too, as regards service and maintenance. But one example: Bay a workshop from the authorized dealer’s network a service at 20.000 miles, new front and rear discs and pads fitted at the same time, will be invoiced with ca. 6,500 GBP (ca. 7.800 EURO / 9,400 US$). To enjoy the exclusivity of the Bentley Brooklands Coupé and the memorable experience of driving at a different level demands a sufficient financial background. 

Bentley Brooklands Coupé

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