6-litre Twin-Turbo V8 Bentley Arnage "Final Series"

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
6 litre twin turbo v8 bentley arnage final series

I say Caruthers, what’s all this hoo-ha about the Arnage? That Whitcombe chap at Classic Driver said something about them not making it any more. That is correct sir. Well why the Devil not? Regulations sir. Damn those Belgian swine! Consider them damned sir. What’s that? Yes. Exactly. So, should we trade in the old girl? What’s this one got that mine hasn’t? All the power of the Arnage T with the luxury of the R, sir. Two cars for the price of one. Clever. Tell me more. Well, speaking from memory, the Final Series offers hand-made waistrails with inset chrome strip, bearing recessed Bentley badges, of course. Yes, yes. Of course. Go on. A new rear cocktail cabinet and document storage trimmed in hide, and picnic tables available in a choice of three unbleached wood veneers. Waistrails eh? I had a cousin who was a waistrel. Very amusing sir. Anything else I should know? Let’s see… I believe it has twenty-inch five-spoke, two-piece alloy wheels and ‘Le Mans’ lower front wing air vents, body-coloured front and rear lamp bezels, ‘jewel’ fuel filler cap and ‘Final Series’ wing badges and polished stainless steel front door treadplates. Do I have to ask the price? If you do sir, you can’t afford it. Can I? No sir. The stock market is a little… unsettled lately. Stuff and nonsense. My money’s safe as houses! Just so sir. Just so.

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  • HEATHROI HEATHROI on Oct 10, 2008

    sorry to ruin a good script but no toff has has bought a bentley since the 2nd world war because of a; taxes and b; where would you put the dogs?

  • Baumer Baumer on Oct 10, 2008

    very amusing review, thanks RF!

  • Jordan Tenenbaum Jordan Tenenbaum on Oct 10, 2008

    Does this mean the end of the 6¾ V8 as well?

  • Sean362880 Sean362880 on Oct 10, 2008

    Jordan - The 6 3/4 is still in the Brooklands, if I'm not mistaken. Which will soon be the only real Bentley left. Then again, the tweedy cigar & pipe smoking crowd is dwindling fast, replaced by the Mullahs, footballers, and hotel heiresses. Edit: And the Azure has the 6 3/4.