Lot 266 - 2008 Bentley Arnage T Mulliner
|Odometer reading||16,452 miles|
|Estimate||£58,000 - £64,000|
|Result||Sold - £60,000|
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, needing all but the last two spots on its 170mph speedometer. The Arnage T is powered by yet another version of the 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.
Originally registered on 1st May 2008 this exquisitely handsome Bentley has only covered 16,452 miles from new and is warranted by a full Bentley dealer service history. The vendor is a respected classic car enthusiast and has lovingly cared for this Arnage T throughout his stewardship, even to the point of covering the driver's seat in a blanket before using the car to save any unnecessary wear and tear marks. The black coachwork is unmarked as is the sumptuous parchment leather interior. Whether it is the deep rich walnut or the Bentley logo stitched into the headrests that catch your eye, this Arnage T is not only a stunning car to look at, the performance is astonishing given the style, comfort and luxury that this 500 bhp Bentley offers. Benefitting from a very recent service by Harwoods of Pulborough, AU08BXO is supplied with a V5 registration document and a full year's MoT test certificate together with the original service books. This Bentley Arnage T Mulliner is a delight to travel in and even better to drive.