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Bentley Turbo R/T

Bentley Turbo R-T

Bentley's history is associated with luxury and grace, but another attribute that could be added is high performance. Up until 1982 the company had been more concerned with producing the best car money could buy, but then it turbocharged the Mulsanne. The car was a phenomenal performer for such a heavyweight, and the R/T continued that tradition. To make such a big, luxurious and heavy car go so fast, a lot of power was needed, and thanks to a V8, albeit a basic one with a single in-block cam and two overhead valves per cylinder, displacing close to 427ci (7 liters) and breathed on by a Garret turbo, the R/T goes at the pace you'd expect of a low-slung supercar. Stiff suspension and electronically controlled shocks kept the ride smooth, though the handling was exceptional too. Big 18-inch (457mm) rims went against tradition, but run 265/45 ZR-rated tyres in the R/T's sporting theme.

Bentley Turbo R/T Specifications

Top speed:152 mph (243 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):6.7 sec
Engine type:V8
Displacement:412 ci (6,750 cc)
Transmission:4-speed auto
Max power:400 bhp (298 kW) @ 4,000 rpm
Max torque:490 lb ft (663 Nm) @ 2,000 rpm
Weight:5,450 lb (2,477 kg)
Economy:12.4 mpg (4.4 km/I)
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