Lot 233 - 2006 Bentley Arnage T Mulliner II
|Odometer reading||43,749 miles|
|Estimate||£28,000 - £35,000|
In 2002 a new Lord and Master emerged among Bentley's Arnage mega-saloons. Not only is the Arnage T more expensive and more powerful than the Arnage Green Label 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,’ it produces 450 horsepower (as compared with 400 horsepower in the Arnage Red Label). This prodigious output, besides enabling this Bentley to reach 168 mph, also sends it from 0 to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds and to 100 mph a mere eight seconds later. The engine's most significant change is the switch from a single turbocharger to one for each bank of cylinders. Other changes include 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. A subtle rear spoiler at the boot lid's trailing edge also enhances high-speed stability.
Originally registered on 7th June 2006 this second generation Arnage T has covered 43,749 miles from new. The silver coachwork is in good order and the black interior is an area of beauty. The engine turned and walnut dashboard is superb in its design offering a mixture of traditional Bentley quality along with modern aesthetics. Press the starter button and suddenly this Bentley transforms into a high performance luxury car, quite how Bentley have achieved such a great balance between comfort and luxury mated to performance is to be admired. With superb ergonomics, this Arnage T Mulliner is an outstanding vehicle to drive. Supplied with a V5C registration document, a current MoT test certificate and service history folder, this Bentley offers remarkable value for money.
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