Lot 118 - 2002 Bentley Arnage T
|Odometer reading||54,108 miles|
|Result||Sold - £13,087|
- Low mileage
- Good service history
The Arnage T laid claim to the title of world's fastest saloon in 2002, propelling the driver, in total luxury to a top speed of 170mph. Powered by a 6.75 litre twin turbo version of the Rolls-Royce, V8 engine, the nearly three-ton car could accelerate from 0-60mph in just 5.5 seconds. The engine was treated to what Bentley described as 'the most thorough re-engineering of its life’ producing 451bhp and 645lb/ft of torque. 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 distinguished previous generations of Bentleys.
Originally registered on 30th September 2002, this striking Arnage T is finished in the desirable colour combination of silver metallic coachwork with a contrasting black Connolly hide interior trim with diamond pattern stitching with embroidered Bentley motifs on the headrests. The service book shows eight main agent stamps and one from a specialist. Supplied with a V5C registration document together with a current MoT test certificate which is valid until January 2024, this comprehensively optioned luxury saloon offers a delightfully luxurious motoring experience and represents incredible value for money when you consider that the original cost price was in excess of £140,000.
Interested parties should note that this car has developed a slight misfire. An engine management light has also been cleared.
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