Business is good well at Bentley. Engineers are already working on a successor for it’s flagship, the Arnaga. This is rather surprising because these spyshots come very fast after presenting their newest toy, the Bentley Brooklands. The guys from Autoexpress managed to capture it in a picture while driving around the firm’s home town of Crewe, Cheshire.
Although the next-generation super-saloon isn’t scheduled to appear on the road until 2010, the testing of it have started yet.
The new Bentley is now announced as atrue Rolls-Royce competitor. As you can see in the pictures the car is getting even bigger and larger than it yet was. When you look closely at the centre of the car, you can clearly see the B-pilar has been windened which means the wheelbase has grown. Our source says that the über-limousine would possibly have a diesel engine under the hood and then are we without doubt thinking on the V12 TDi which was presented in the Audi R8 Le Mans. Next to this oil-burning powerplant, there will offcourse be one on petrol aswell. Then we get back on the rumours of putting a W16 engine in the nose of the Arnage. That will make sprints to 62 mph (100 kmh) possible in less than 5 seconds.
Inside, the Arnage’s classic luxury design would remain, with a trademark wooden dashboard, deep-pile carpets and leather upholstery. Buyers will also be able to take their pick from the usual array of lavish optional extras to personalise their car – these range from bespoke wood capping to unique colour combinations.
Prices aren’t know yet, but Autoexpress claims prices for the new Arnage to start from around f £200,000 (€ 250,000 – $ 396,000).