Bentley Turbo RT
Bentley Turbo RT, 1997,#SCBZP23C7 WCX66192. Note wire mesh radiator inserts and special light alloy wheels. Some stretches of German «Autobahn» still do permit to use the cars power to the limit. 0 to 60 mph in 6 seconds, top speed 250 km/h.
For the model year 1998, i.e. with deliveries commencing from the second half of 1997 onward, some of the features of the Bentley Continental T became available on the new Bentley Turbo RT, which replaced the Bentley Turbo R. With an engine achieving 400 bhp and a maximum torque of 590 lb/ft (800 Nm), attained between 2000 and 3450 rpm, the experience of driving a Bentley RT was almost outside the normal frame of reference. The new Turbo RT’s specification included a radiator mesh grille and colour-coded bumpers with bright mesh inserts. Those who were familiar with Bentley’s history remembered that only a few years ago the Bentley Eight introduced as a beginner’s model at a reduced price – distinguished itself from other Bentley motor cars by a wire mesh instead of a vaned grille. The new Bentley RT retailing at a fraction below 150,000 £ of course could be specified with a vaned grille at no extra cost…
8 cylinder 90 degree V-configuration; aluminium-silicon alloy cylinder block with cast iron wet cylinder liners; bore x stroke 104.14 x 99.06 mm (4.1 x 3.9 in), capacity 6,750 cc; aluminium alloy cylinder heads, Zytek EMS3 digital engine management, exhaust driven Garrett AirResearch turbocharger with intercooler; 4-speed automatic gearbox; independent suspension front and rear with adaptive ride control; ventilated disc brakes front, plain discs rear, anti locking device; wheelbase 3,161 mm (124.5 in); tyre size 255/55WR17; max. speed 155 mph (250 km/h)
Bentley Turbo RT, 1997, #SCBZP23C6 WCX66426. Registered in Belgium is this high performance Bentley Turbo RT. On Belgian highways it is not legal to employ the car at it’s top speed.
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