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2007-03-08 10:22
Swathes of leather hide and indulgent wood veneer finishes complement classic British design on the new Brooklands luxury GT coupe from Bentley.

Looking to its sporting past for the inspiration for its indulgent new four-seater, the Brooklands relives the "Bentley Boys" coup at the Brooklands racetrack in the 20s. Reliving the style and splendour of the era, a run of 550 Brooklands will be hand assembled at Bentley's Crewe plant with deliveries expected from the first half of 2008.

The new Bentley Brooklands is powered by the most powerful V8 ever to come from Crewe. The twin turbo 6,7-litre unit produces 395 kW and an astounding 1 050 Nm.

And since the Brooklands will be built in very limited qualities, certain unique features were introduced to make it that much more exclusive. Exterior proportions showing a long bonnet with a short overhang and long rear overhang, low sloping roofline and raked screens are in line with classic British designs.

On the inside, the Brooklands is sumptuously appointed with full leather hide and wood veneer while an aluminium footrest and pedals add a sporty character.

All four passengers are whisked about in the lap of luxury with the cabin space said to be more generous than the previous Bentley Continental R coupe. All individual seats have electrically operated cushions. Seats are separated by a new centre console which incorporates both storage and cup holders.

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