Bentley Brooklands ‘a classic in the making’

Bentley has claimed that its Brooklands coupe, which was launched in Geneva in March, is "destined to become a collectors’ classic".

According to the automaker, the car is unique in its combination of "first-class luxury" for four adults with supercar performance.

The Brooklands’ cabin is described as "remarkably spacious", while on the outside the car sports a low roofline, raked front and rear screens and "muscular" contours that lend it a sporting stance.

Performance is delivered by a 530bhp, twin-turbocharged 6.75-litre engine, the biggest V8 ever built at Bentley’s Crewe plant, which reportedly delivers a higher torque output than any other V8 automotive engine in the world.

This setup, along with an enhanced chassis, enables the Brooklands to reach 60mph in five seconds and a top speed of 184mph.

Dr Franz-Josef Paefgen, chairman and chief executive of Bentley, said: "The interest in Brooklands since its unveiling in Geneva has exceeded our expectations. It is surely destined to become a collectors’ classic."

Lifetime production of the coupe has been limited to 550 cars, with the first customers on the order list receiving their model in early 2008.

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