2005 Bentley Arnage T

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(from Bentley Press Release) The 2005 model year confirms the Arnage T in its role as the powerhouse of the range, an unforgettable driving experience and the 21st century personification of the tidal wave on wheels, a phrase first coined to describe a Bentley Turbo over 20 years ago.

At its disposal is the ultimate development of the twin-turbo V8, an engine noted for its 450bhp (336kW) output but distinguished by its astonishing 645lb ft (875Nm) of torque. It endows the Arnage T with the ability to reach 60mph from rest in 5.5 seconds and a top speed of 168mph (270km/h) - this from a car capable of carrying four adults and their luggage in traditional Grand Touring style.

Given this overtly sporting brief, it's not surprising that the suspension improvements brought by the 2005 model year modifications are more handling-oriented than in its stablemates. So while the Arnage T also benefits from a significant improvement in ride quality, it is its still sharper handling that drivers will notice most. Body movements are better controlled as the car turns into a corner, giving a more settled feel. This improvement is compounded in a series of corners where the control of weight transference becomes of critical importance.

In extreme conditions and with the Arnage's stability control turned off, the revised suspension settings also provide yet more predictable breakaway characteristics, allowing the car to be driven on the throttle even more safely and rewardingly.

The Arnage T now has a 19in wheel rim as standard with a new, seven spoke design. The five spoke 19in rim that has until now been available as an option on the Arnage T continues in that role. All wheels for the Arnage can be specified with a chrome finish.