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Bentley Brooklands Coupe news - Geneva show: Bentley Brooklands - 2007

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No
motorshow is complete without a decent dose of imperial British decadence, and
Geneva is proving no exception.

After
Rolls Royce stole the headlines with the Drophead Coupe in Detroit, Bentley is
trying to do the same with this: the Brooklands coupe.

Described
as having ‘classic British proportions’ - for which read ‘terrifyingly
gigantic’ - the four-seater coupe gets the same 6.75-litre twin-turbo V8 as the
Arnage and the Azure, but with power boosted to a massive 530bhp.

With
a locking torque converter, presumably to stop the drivetrain exploding
spectacularly, the Brooklands channels its power to the road through a
semi-auto gearbox. Those 20-inch rims are standard, too - no trick show car
alloys here.

Strictly
limited to a production run of 550 cars, the Brooklands will make up in
exclusivity what it lacks in environmental awareness and understatedness when
it hits British roads in early 2008. 

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