Bentley Arnage R--D&M Motorsports Test Drive Review Chris Moran
Come with me for a ride in a classic English motorcar...a 2006 Bentley Arnage R. Presented by D&M Motorsports, hosted by Chris Moran
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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Bentley Arnage Blue Train Special Edition - Marlow Cars
BENTLEY ARNAGE BLUE TRAIN SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION, ONE OF THIRTY CARS MADE,
450 BHP 6.75 LITRE, ARNAGE R ENGINE/SEATS, SILVER TEMPEST WITH BELUGA BLACK
HIDE, BURR WALNUT VENEER, VENEER FASCIA AND WAISTRAILS, VENEERED INSERT TO
DOOR TRIM, WOOD AND LEATHER STEERING WHEEL, BLUE TRAIN TREAD PLATES, SPACE
SAVER WHEEL, 19" SEVEN SPOKE ALLOY WHEELS, SUNROOF, CRESTED SEATS, CHROMED
DOOR MIRROR CAPS, LOWER FRONT WING VENTS LE MANS SERIES, QUAD Exhaust TAILPIPES AND REVISED REAR BUMPER,
CHROMED RADIATOR GRILLE.
See link below for review.
Bentley Arnage R (2002)
Bentley Arnage R (2002) - Dream Cars
Model: Bentley Arnage R
Displacement cu in (cc):
Power bhp (kW) at RPM: 454 (338)
Max Torque Speed Nm: 875
Redline at RPM: 4,100
Top Speed mph (km/h): 167 (270)
0 -- 62.1 mph: 5.5'
2010 Bentley Azure T Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2010 Bentley Azure T.
First off, I apologize for some wind interference, it was quite a windy day
in vegas. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior
of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting
unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the
details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A
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Old Top Gear Bentley Arnage
Old Top Gear from 1998
Jeremy Clarkson roadtests the Bentley Arnage
This clip was extracted from the episode that was first broadcast on the
17th September 1998
Old Top Gear Rolls Royce Silver Seraph
Old Top Gear from 1998
Jeremy Clarkson roadtests the Rolls Royce Silver Seraph, basically a
This clip was extracted from the episode that was first broadcast on the
12th March 1998
Rolls-Royce Ghost--D&M Motorsports Test Drive Review 2012 Chris Moran
Rolls-Royce Ghost--D&M Motorsports Test Drive Review with Chris Moran.
Presented by D&M Motorsports.
Introduced for model year 2010 as the second all-new Rolls-Royce under
parent company BMW's ownership, the Ghost is a slightly smaller, sleeker
and less-costly alternative to the statelier Phantom. Of course
"less-costly" is a relative term when referring a car that, starting around
$250,000, costs as much as a nice house or condo in many areas of the U.S.
As with the Phantom, the Ghost is a combination of contemporary German
technology and classic British artisanship. The car's spaceframe body and
engine come from Deutschland, while the interior trim and final assembly
continues to hail from England.
We got to spend several days living with the Rolls-Royce Ghost, and truth
be told it made us feel like a media mogul rather than a mere automotive
Unlike the Phantom, which is also available in a "Drophead Coupe"
convertible, the Rolls-Royce Ghost is only offered as a "saloon," as
four-door cars are called in the U.K. It comes wrapped in broad-shouldered
styling that is both formal and aggressive. The automaker's traditional
upright chrome grille caps the front end, flanked by narrow Xenon
headlamps. A tall beltline runs the length of the car with a bit of a curve
to it and meets the gently sloping roofline at a well rounded rear-end
treatment. At a massive 212.6 inches long, the Ghost fit in our garage with
only a few inches to spare.
Wide-opening rear-hinged "suicide" doors make ingress and egress into the
Rolls-Royce Ghost's voluminous rear cabin easier; an electronic lock
prevents these doors from being opened while the car is moving. As the
car's heritage warrants, the Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament resides just
above the front grille. However, in a high-tech nod to the realities of
modern motoring, it automatically retracts into the vehicle when the Ghost
is parked for the sake of security. A cap at the center of each wheel is
engineered to rotate separately so that the "R-R" logo remains upright at
Our tester came in a Claret (i.e maroon) paint treatment with the extra
cost ($5,750) silver satin bonnet (hood) treatment that we found a bit
garish, though it proved to be an attention getter.
Under the Rolls-Royce Ghost's long hood resides a 6.6-liter V12 engine that
generates a generous 563 horsepower and is strong
enough to propel this nearly 5,500-pound vehicle to 60 mph in a claimed 4.7
seconds. All those horses are channeled to the rear wheels via an
eight-speed automatic transmission, and tradition dictates that it's
operated via a column-mounted shift lever. In this case it's BMW's
electronic gear-select system in which you push the lever up for reverse,
down for drive and depress an end button in to put the transmission in
park; it works well enough but half the time we accidentally engaged the
windshield wiper stalk instead. The powertrain delivers smooth and
stunningly quick acceleration on demand, yet remains docile around town so
as not to overpower a driver. The Ghost is rated at meek 13-city/20-highway
mpg fuel economy, which should be of little consequence to a well-heeled
The Rolls-Royce Ghost rides on a sophisticated double wishbone suspension
up front with a multi-link array at the rear and automatic damping
height-adjustable shock absorbers at all four corners. It delivers a smooth
ride yet remains surprisingly tractable through the curves. While the car's
easygoing steering creates a certain disconnected feeling from the road,
hairpin turns and sudden curves didn't seem to unnerve the suspension, with
only a modest amount of stability control intervention coming to the fore
during the most-extreme maneuvers. The car was rock solid and smooth
sailing at highway speeds, with the ability to leap fairly athletically
from one lane to another when called upon. We felt a few bumps and jolts
over pockmarked pavement, due largely we suspect to the standard run-flat
tires (which by nature are stiffer than conventional rubber), but by the
same token the ride is never floaty or bouncy, which will certainly spare
rear-seat riders from ever feeling seasick in this land yacht.
Bentley Arnage T
BENTLEY Arnage T, 4 Doors, Automatic, Saloon, Petrol, 2008 57 Reg, 17900
miles, BLACK, MOT-01-2012, 2 Owners. ARNAGE T BLACK LABEL. MULLINER LEVEL
2. ARNAGE T BLACK LABEL 6 SPEED AUTOMATIC 500 BHP BELUGA BLACK WITH BELUGA
BLACK MAIN HIDE WITH PORTLAND STITCHING, PIANO BLACK WOOD VENEER, WOOD AND
LEATHER STEERING WHEEL, QUAD ExhaustS,
REAR QUARTER BADGES, TURNED ALUMINIUM DASH/DOOR INSERTS, FLYING B RADIATOR
MASCOT, JEWEL FILLER CAP, LOWER FRONT WING LE MANS SERIES, BLUETOOTH
TELEPHONE WITH BENTLEY PRIVACY HANDSET, SPACE SAVER. VIEWING STRICTLY BY
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2011 Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2011 Mercedes Benz G55
AMG. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of
this suv while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique
styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details
of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this suv designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
Thanks MB of South Charlotte for allowing me to come out! For more info on
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Bentley Arnage and Bentley Boys
Nothing is more romantic than the dashing Bentley Boys who'd party all
night at a friend's castle and then take the ferry to Calais in order to
race at LeMans. After winning they'd head back across the Channel to
celebrate. Of course, whenever Bentley introduced a vehicle in later years
they tried to tie it in to these racing heroes of yore.
Now for some facoitds. The Bentley Arnage was a large luxury car produced
by Bentley Motors in Crewe, England from 1998 to 2009. The Arnage, and its
Rolls-Royce-branded sibling, the Silver Seraph, were introduced in the
Spring of 1998, and were the first entirely new designs for the two marques
Another break from the past was to be found under the bonnet, for decades
home to the same 6.75 litre V8 engine, a powerplant which could trace its
roots back to the 1950s. The new Arnage was to be powered by a BMW V8
engine, with Cosworth-engineered twin-turbo installation, and the Seraph was to employ a
BMW V12 engine.
The Arnage is over 5.4 meters (212 in) long, 1.9 metres (75 in) wide, and
has a kerb weight of more than 2.5 metric tonnes. For a brief period it was
the most powerful and fastest four-door saloon on the market.
In September 2008, Bentley announced that production of the model would
cease during 2009.
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