Bentley Arnage R--D&M Motorsports Test Drive Review Chris Moran
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When you think about the world's foremost purveyors of supersedans, it's probably safe to say that Volkswagen AG isn't the first name that pops into your head. Yeah, there's some formidable stuff just around the corner - the VW Phaeton, for example, or the Audi RS 6. But neither of them is in showrooms yet, and neither of them will contend in the rarefied economic latitudes north of the $200,000 parallel.
For all its upscale aspirations, VW hasn't quite moved the needle in the car consciousness of those who populate the Fortune 500. Which is understandable, because it's still hard to get used to the idea of Bentley as a VW AG subsidiary. Nevertheless, way over there in the tiny little Bentley corner of the VW Gruppe, they build sedans that make the Audi and the VW look almost like everyday-transportation appliances.
Bentley has become a multinational concept since Volkswagen acquired stewardship of this storied old British brand. Thus "over there" could mean England, or it could mean Germany, depending on your point of view and what aspect of the car you're considering. Assembly, you're talking Merry Olde. Engineering, you'd better sprechen Deutsch. But regardless of the language, the commitment continues to be the creation of unique automobiles for the privileged few. And in this case, for the privileged few who enjoy the all-too-rare combination of princely prestige, country-club comfort, and nose-flattening acceleration.
The Arnage T is named for a famous racing corner at Le Mans, the circuit that's the wellspring of Bentley fame, thanks to five victories in the famous 24-hour race, including a string of four straight. Never mind that the last of these victories occurred in 1930; the mystique endures. The T stands for twin-turbocharged - a pair of Garrett T3 blowers replacing the bigger T4 singleton previously employed. The new force-feeding arrangement, plus a nearly total overhaul of the aluminum V-8 engine, conspire to make this big sedan the fastest four-door Bentley has ever made. Thanks to the self-imposed 155-mph top-speed limiters on most high-end Euro sedans, it's also the fastest four-door sedan in the world (168 mph), the first Bentley designed entirely on a computer, and the first Bentley engine built essentially with VW's toolbox.
Rated at 450 horsepower and 646 pound-feet of torque, the pushrod Bentley V-8 makes a lot of highly respected DOHC four-valve engines look a little tame. Bentley has been turbocharging its 6.8-liter pushrod V-8 engines since 1982, but this is a thoroughly revamped 6.8, and it packs a thoroughly modern big-league punch.
When the twin-turbo V-8 hits max Boost (13.0 psi), a process that is far from instantaneous, the Arnage T makes its best move: straight ahead at full gallop. Although this car's mass ranks up there with that of the heaviest sport-utility vehicles, there's enough thrust to hurl its 5750 pounds from 0 to 60 in 5.7 seconds, 0 to 100 in 13.5 seconds, and through the quarter-mile in 14.1 seconds at 102 mph. As noted, it'll do 168 mph before the electronic governor cuts in - fast enough to qualify at Charlotte.
There's a strong suggestion of irresistible force here. It's the linebacker you can't outrun, the fighting bull that won't go down, the invincible shape shifter that gets there before you do - and it would be lovely if the rest of the bad boy Bentley's dynamics measured up to its hustle. In fact, even the hustle is tempered to some degree by powertrain computer calibrations that kick the transmission down a gear about the same time that full Boost comes on, producing jerks and lurches that are unseemly in such a posh conveyance.
Unseemly also applies to this Bentley's ride quality -- just this side of harsh, despite its computer-controlled dampers -- as well as to the inelegant noises coming from beneath that lordly hood.
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Back in the roaring '20s, a Bentley's claim to fame was success in motor
racing. But amidst financial struggles the company was bought by
Rolls-Royce in 1931 and soon the only way to tell a Bentley from a Rolls
was by its radiator grille. The 1980s saw the Bentley division get back to
its sporting ways with the introduction of the turbo R sedan, and the 1990s saw BMW supplying
engines to both prestigious English marques. Early in the 21st century,
Bentley and Rolls went their separate ways: BMW took possession of the
Rolls-Royce name, while Volkswagen kept the Bentley name and the plant in
Crewe, England. Today's Arnage is a carryover from the previous era. It's
rear-wheel drive and still uses a turbocharged BMW V8. The new generation of Bentley
models, the Continental GT and Continental Flying Spur, make use of VW's turbocharged W12 and all-wheel-drive
In spite of its advanced age, the Arnage has presence, and not just because
it's longer than a Lincoln Navigator and weighs just as much. Understated
rather than glamorous, the Arnage is devoid of any tacky styling elements.
Close examination reveals lovely details, such as window frames that have
no visible joints at their corners, appearing as a single piece rather than
an assemblage containing unsightly seams. With leather and wood trim
becoming commonplace in less prestigious nameplates, one might think that
the Arnage's cabin has lost its "wow" factor. Rest assured it hasn't. A
wide choice of custom colors and interior materials are available for those
who wish to tailor the Arnage to their tastes. No matter how the car is
ordered, the Arnage offers super-soft and comfortable seats and more
interior space than many SUVs.
As for the driving aspect, the big Bentley offers performance more
befitting a high-powered sport sedan than a near-3-ton luxury cruiser. A
twin-turbocharged V8 and well-sorted
suspension make the Arnage as much a treat for the driver as it is for
passengers. Rationality doesn't play a big part in the purchase of a
Bentley Arnage. Instead, it's about exclusivity and the thrill of owning an
old-world automobile. Sure, the Arnage is fast, comfortable, elegant and
well built by modern-day standards. But keep in mind that Bentley's own
Continental Flying Spur is even faster, nearly as elegant and tens of
thousands of dollars less expensive.
Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options
The Bentley Arnage comes as a four-door sedan that is available in three
styles: Arnage T, Arnage R and the longer-wheelbase Arnage RL. The Arnage R
is the "mainstream" Arnage, offering a combination of luxury and
performance that should satisfy anyone short of an oil-rich sultan. The
Arnage T is the sportiest of the trio, and is one of the most powerful road
cars in Bentley's illustrious history. The Arnage RL is at the opposite end
of the spectrum, as it offers unparalleled opulence along with more room
for those riding in the backseat. Bentley automobiles offer very high
levels of customization. Fabrics and patterns can be handpicked by the
customer from an existing selection, or Bentley can completely customize
the interior colors to the customer's liking.
Powertrains and Performance
All Arnages come with a 6.8-liter, twin-turbo V8. In the Arnage T, that power plant is
good for 450 horsepower and an
astonishing 645 pound-feet of torque. The Arnage R and RL offer slightly
less power at 400 hp and a still impressive 615 lb-ft of torque. As
expected, the power delivery is seamless and insistent. Bentley claims that
the Arnage R can hustle to 60 mph in under 6 seconds.
Arnage models come standard with stability control, traction control, side
and head airbags for front and rear passengers, front and rear parking
sensors and four-wheel ABS.
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Along with limousinelike room, the Arnage's cabin boasts classic English
fashion, with lots of beautifully finished wood and leather trim. Despite
the traditional ambience, just about every modern luxury feature is
available, including a DVD entertainment system, personal computer with
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