By on March 25, 2008

012__scaled_600_024_001.jpgAround here, our favorite items are of the "News That Will Shock No One" variety. Hot on the heels of yesterday's "shocking" revelations that Lutz hates oil burners and the April Fool's strike truckers' shutdown protesting spiraling fuel costs, no one here at TTAC is, well, shocked that Bentley isn't pursuing a diesel option. For the time being. Motor Authority is reporting that even though Bentley's marketing director feels mega-torque, slow-to-rotate mills are perfect for the brand, customers (shock) simply aren't interested. Especially here in the US of A, by far Bentley's largest market. However, as diesel motors are as popular as petrol engines in Europe (if not more so), and even stricter emission and fuel economy standards are just around the corner, Bentley's diesel hand might be forced. Luckily for the ultra-rich, Big Daddy VW has a lethal arsenal of killer no-spark plug motors– including and not limited to a simply mental new 6.0-liter V12 that delivers 500 hp. God can only guess at the torque. And he'd probably drive one, too.

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