Since its debut in 1998 the Arnage has been the four-door flagship of the Bentley range. Over the last decade the car has undergone a process of constant refinement to its body, design, chassis and powertrain to maintain its strong position in the high luxury market.
To celebrate 10 years of the Arnage, 50 years of its V8 engine and 90 years of the marque, Bentley Motors launched its limited edition model at the Paris Motor Show this week.
Called the Bentley Arnage Final Series, the new model features a revised specification, combining the performance of the 500 bhp Arnage T with the refinement of the Arnage R and design elements from the Brooklands coupe, for a traditional expression of British luxury and power in a four-door saloon — a true grand finale.
Hand crafted at Bentley’s Crewe facility, the Final Series is an exclusive run of 150 cars, a unique example of the marque’s flagship created to bid ‘farewell’ to the Arnage line in the most appropriate manner and style. Bentley Chairman and Chief Executive, Dr Franz-Josef Paefgen says,”For 10 years, Arnage has enjoyed success at the pinnacle of the luxury saloon market. The Final Series is a celebration of the Arnage era as Bentley prepares for the next generation of its flagship model.”
The Final Series will retain Arnage T powertrain with 6 ¾ litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, producing 500 bhp and 1000 Nm of torque. This will be matched up to a Six-speed ZF automatic transmission. Luxury additions include a retractable ‘flying B’ bonnet mascot, four bentley umbrellas, and a rear cocktail cabinet with stainless steel flask and shot glasses.