Lot 293 - 2007 Bentley Arnage
|Odometer reading||32,000 miles|
|Estimate||£32,000 - £37,000|
|Result||Sold - £48,720|
Not only is the Arnage T more expensive and more powerful than its predecessors, 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% 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 can distinguished previous generations of Bentleys.
Presented in splendid black with luxurious cream interior, this opulent Arnage T Mulliner is currently owned by a gentleman who spends much of his time on business abroad; the mileage has therefore remained attractively low at just 32,000 and much of the recent mileage is on a month run by his driver. Originally registered on 04th January, 2007, this exquisitely handsome Bentley's 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 catches 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 500bhp Bentley offers.
It comes with a V5 registration document and a valid MoT test certificate together with the original service books with the last service recorded at 29,000 miles. This Bentley Arnage T Mulliner is a delight to travel in and even better to drive.
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