2005 Bentley Arnage Limousine Production review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 24 February 2006 , 12:02:08 byEmil

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Bentley Arnage Limousine Production

The unique Arnage Limousine concept was confirmed by Bentley Motors, the world's most accomplished luxury carmaker, aiming to reach those customers who truly appreciate luxury together with striking levels of craftsmanship and comfort, all at a valuable price of 270,000 pounds. The car is considered to be an ideal reminder that the rare combination of luxury, technology and craftsmanship can still be found in one bespoke package. More important, customers are given the opportunity to commission a car to their own specification, resulting in a unique statement that is going to be valued. After the delivery, a factory representative will pay an annual visit to the customer and he or she will undertake a full inspection of their car. Designed and handbuilt by Bentley Mulliner, twenty Bentley Arnage Limousines will be produced following strong customer reaction to Geneva International Salon concept car. An Arnage Limousine can take up to 6000 man hours to build, depending, of course, on the level of specification. The car model receives its power from the famous 6.75-liter V8 Bentley engine which produces an impressive 400 bhp together with 616lb ft/835Nm of torque, accelerating to 60mph in just 6.7 seconds. Vast interior space and rear-seat privacy are ensured by the wheelbase which is of 3566mm. A smaller rear privacy window ensures the back-seat passengers that they are kept well away from prying eyes. Ashley Wickham, head of projects, Bentley Mulliner, commented that the Arnage Limousine represented the epitome of Mulliner craftsmanship, as everything, beginning with the beautiful line of the new D-pillar and ending with the stainless steel sills, was hand-shaped. The Arnage Limousine is able to achieve visual perfection although the bigger the car, the harder it is to retain a degree of subtlety and understatement, thus imposing without appearing vulgar or ostentatious. The interior gives the passengers the feeling that the cabin is light, spacious and open to interpretation due to the classic blend of linen and burgundy hide mixed with a dark burr walnut veneer. Furthermore, the centre console appears to be completely revised with new and unique switchgear for the air-conditioning controls, as well as repositioned switches for the electric windows and seat and mirror adjusters. The car also comes specified with armour protection in order to provide complete security on top of unparalleled privacy.