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2007 Bentley Arnage T 500 Mulliner

Lot No.: 345

Registration: BD57 BVX
Chassis Number: SCBLF45F88CH12725
Engine Number: 200767
Number of cylinders: 8
CC: 6761
Year of Manufacture: 2007
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Sold for (£): 38,813

 

  • The final incarnation of the long-lived Arnage with a mechanical refresh
  • Low-inertia Mitsubishi Turbos, new camshafts, all-new roller tappet system, engine capacity now 6761cc.
  • 500bhp /738lb/ft. Top speed of 180mph and the 0-60 whoosh down to 5.2 seconds
  • First registered on 31/10/2007 and has been enjoyed by four owners from new
  • The Silver coachwork is unmarked as is the sumptuous Cream leather Mulliner interior
  • Impeccable service history. MOT until 7/09/19. Original handbooks. Spare key 

 

The Bentley Arnage T laid claim to the title of the world's fastest saloon car in 2002, needing to use all but the last two spots on its 170mph speedometer. Powered by the 6.75 litre Rolls-Royce, V8 engine which had been treated to what Bentley described as 'the most thorough re-engineering of its life', the Arnage produced a whopping 450 bhp and an amazing 645 lbs ft of torque, in no small part accredited to the twin-turbochargers. The other changes included a 'drive-by-wire' throttle to go hand-in-hand with a new electronic stability program and revised suspension. It featured a roll stiffness 57% greater than the Red Label, this gave the nearly three-ton car immense poise. All of this, coupled with a structure that was 10% stiffer than the Red Label, transformed this luxury cruiser into a mile crunching supercar rival, propelling the driver to 60 miles per hour in just 5.5 seconds in a luxuriously appointed cabin. 

For the 2007 model year, the Garrett turbochargers were replaced with low-inertia Mitsubishi units, new camshafts and an all-new roller tappet system were fitted, and the engine capacity increased fractionally to 6761cc. Peak power was now up 11% to a fashionable 500bhp with torque up to 738lb/ft. enabling a top speed of 180mph and the 0-60 whoosh was now down to 5.2 seconds. The engine was mated to a revised version of the six-speed ZF automatic transmission found in the Continental range, however. with that amount of torque it probably didn't need six speeds, it didn't really need four, but the requirement was for a state-of-the-art gearbox with computer management, multiple modes and Tiptronic-style overrides, and they came with a minimum of six ratios. 

BD57 BVX was first registered on 31/10/2007 and has been enjoyed by four owners from new. It's accompanied by its original Service Book which records its most recent service during March 2018. History stamps include;    

Factory service 01/11/07 - 76 Miles
 
Bentley Dealer 02/01/08 - 1406 Miles
 
Bentley Dealer 07/11/08 - 11,111 Miles
 
Bentley Dealer 02/11/09 - 19,564 Miles
 
Independent Bentley Specialist  24/01/12 - 24,331 Miles
 
Bentley Dealer 17/06/14 - 27,920 Miles
 
Bentley Dealer 17/03/16 - 29,760 Miles
 
Independent 21/03/18 - 30,924 Miles
 
The current indicated mileage is 31,777 and the MOT is valid until 07/09/19.  All the original handbooks are present as is a spare key  
 
This exquisitely handsome Bentley's Silver coachwork is unmarked as is the sumptuous Cream leather interior. The deep rich Walnut and the Bentley logo stitched into the headrests just make such a statement, however, all of this is available on lesser models and it's the ballistic, Warp Factor Five performance of the T500 that will leave an indelible impression.