The Bentley Brooklands is the name of two different models made by Bentley Motors. The first Bentley Brooklands was a sedan full-size luxury, launched in 1992 to replace the Bentley Mulsanne and in turn succeeded by the Bentley Arnage in 1998 revived the nameplate in 2007 with the Bentley Brooklands coupe, coupe version Bentley Azure made between 2008 and 2011 in limited numbers. These cars were named after Bentley Brooklands racetrack in Surrey tilted, where Bentley won some of his greatest triumphs in 1920 and 1930.
Bentley Brooklands (1992-1997)
The Bentley Brooklands was introduced in 1992 as a replacement of Eight Bentley Mulsanne and Bentley models. It was intended as a slightly cheaper alternative to the Bentley Turbo R with the same style, fundamentals and 6.75-liter V8 engine from Rolls-Royce, but more powerful turbocharged model. The Bentley Brooklands continued relatively angular design theme of Bentley, which was also used in current Rolls-Royce vehicles, throughout the 1980s and early 1990s The exterior design featured the classic Bentley waterfall grille as well as dual headlights with wrap-around position. As in many Bentley and Rolls-Royce vehicles the Bentley Brooklands also featured the trademark descending boot-lid and chrome B-pillars
The interior remained relatively unchanged from previous Bentley models with curvier design elements surrounding the leather-wrapped center console. Steering wheel and the interior door panels remained virtually unchanged, the big change came in the form of returning the gear selector on the center console – standard practice for decades between RR and Bentley models used a mounted selector in the steering column. The interior continued to be surrounded by a large woodgrain which featured engraved, lighter color schemes in the door panels.
Bentley Brooklands Specifications
In the USA Prices for Brooklands started around $ 156,500. The 1992-1997 Bentley Brooklands was powered by a 6.75-liter Rolls-Royce V8 with a four-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle was rear-wheel drive, and the featured independent front and rear suspension. Although not as large as some other ultra-luxury car, the Bentley Brooklands remained quite large with a total length of 5,370 millimeters (211.4 inches) and wheelbase of 3,162 mm (124.5 in) (5268 mm (207.4 in) and 3,061 mm respectively (120.5 in) in setting SWB).
Bentley Brooklands (2008-2011)
The Bentley Brooklands is a second version of the fixed head of Bentley Azure (itself in relation to the Bentley Arnage), with a two-door, four-seater coupe body without columns. Premiered at the 2007 Geneva Auto Show, to be built for the 2008 model year as a car assembled by hand made in very small quantities, the use of traditional building techniques and skills coach woodwork and leather, Bentley Brooklands Coupe was the true successor of production Bentley Continental R and T.
Planning discontinued life was limited to 550 cars, with deliveries beginning in the first half of 2008, the Bentley Brooklands is powered by a Bentley L Series OHV V8 twin-turbo 6.75 liters, producing 530 brake horsepower (395 kW, 537 hp) at 4,000 rpm and 1,050 Nm (774 lb · ft) at 3250 rpm, while the highest torque is developed by a motor V8 gasoline production. The engine was linked to a 6-speed automatic ZF torque converter reinforced with a manual Tiptronic gear selection. A silicon carbide fiber reinforced carbon (C / SiC) composite brake system with ceramic brake disks 14 inches SGL Carbon was optional, with only 20-inch wheels.