Lot 257 - 2005 Bentley Arnage T
|Odometer reading||49,500 miles|
|Estimate||£28,000 - £35,000|
|Result||Sold - £35,840|
Not only is the Arnage T more expensive and more powerful than its predecessor, the Arnage Green and Red Label models, but it also claimed the title of world's fastest saloon, as it needs all but the last two spots on its 170mph speedometer. The Arnage T is powered by yet another version of 'ye olde' 6.75 litre Rolls-Royce, V8 engine whose roots go back to 1959. Treated to what Bentley described as 'the most thorough re-engineering of its life', the 2007 model year cars produced a staggering 500bhp. This prodigious output, besides enabling this Bentley to reach 168mph, also sent it from 0 to 60mph in 5.2 seconds; the engine's most significant change being the switch from a single turbocharger to one for each bank of cylinders. Other changes included the adoption of a 'drive-by-wire' throttle to go hand-in-glove with Bosch's Electronic Stability Program which replaced the Red Label's traction control, but what really gives this nearly three-ton car its immense poise is a revised suspension that features 57 percent more roll stiffness than the Red Label. The car's basic structure is also 10% stiffer which means there are no creaks and squeaks of the sort that distinguished previous generations of Bentleys.
This stunning example of the Mulliner specification Arnage T (500) Level Two, presents in Tungsten Grey with a black diamond contrast stitched Mulliner leather with additional 'Flying B's embossed on the seat backs. The dashboard and waist rails have a 'turned alluminium' effect and the alluminium accelerator and brake pedals are drilled. The colour-coded split-rims are unmarked, privacy glass is fitted and electric front and rear seats are fitted for added comfort. Also included is a documented Bentley service history in both London and Glasgow, last service by Bentley under 2,000 miles ago. Supplied with a full complement of owners books, service history and 'Tracker' information as well as both sets of keys and umbrella, this epitome of the spirit of Bentley is competitively priced and a joy to use. It has a fresh MoT test certificate and ready for a summer of luxurious driving.
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