Bentley Brooklands 

  • 2008
  • 523 HP 6.8L
  • 184 mph
 
The first V8 was very advanced for its time with an all-aluminium construction, a five-bearing crankshaft and a well-supported camshaft, producing nearly 200bhp and 400Nm of torque.
by www.supercars.net
A re-profiled camshaft and new, low-inertia turbochargers, which operate with greater efficiency at lower engine speeds have resulted in reduced turbo lag, enhancing that prodigious wave of torque at any revs, the hallmark of a true Bentley.
by www.supercars.net

Road Tests Real world tests of the Bentley Brooklands

0-60mph

Brooklands
4.9 s
Phantom
5.6 s

Top speed

Brooklands
184 mph
Phantom
148 mph
Wraith
155 mph

Data points Key details of the Bentley Brooklands

Horsepower

Brooklands
523 HP
Wraith
624 HP

Torque

Brooklands
777 ft-lb
Phantom
533 ft-lb
Wraith
590 ft-lb

In The News From around the web

10
Dec

Bentley Brooklands

www.supercars.net
The proportions of long bonnet, short front overhang and long rear overhang achieve the design objective perfectly, while the low roofline, steeply raked screens and pillarless side glass convey both power and movement.
colours. Its four-seat architecture and deeply bolstered seats lend the Brooklands' interior a distinctly sporting atmosphere, complemented by design accents such as aluminium foot pedals and footrest.
Measuring 420 x 40mm at the front and 356 x 28mm at the rear, with eight-piston callipers, the new brakes give an 8 kg reduction in rotating unsprung mass benefiting steering response, ride suppleness and acceleration.
The Bentley Brooklands is capable of reaching 60mph in just 5.0 seconds (0-100km/h in 5.3 seconds), has a top speed of 184mph (296km/h) and with an enhanced chassis and optional carbon carbide brakes, provides the handling to match the awesome power.
1
Mar

2008 Bentley Brooklands

by STEVEN COLE SMITH |
Car & Driver News
It's the latest version of the Crewe-built V-8, which began life in 1959 under the hood—or bonnet, sorry—of the Bentley S2.
Big oval, chrome-tipped dual-exhaust outlets leave no doubt as to what just passed your Mini Moke.
1
Mar

2008 Bentley Brooklands

AutomobileMag News
In the Brooklands however, the engine uses two turbochargers, and the numbers are truly monumental: 530 hp and 775 lb-ft of torque.
That was the year that Crewe's hand-built V-8 was first used in a Bentley, producing nearly 200 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Bentley
Year 2008

design

Body style Coupe

transmission

Drivetrain Rear wheel drive
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 5,423 lb

road tests

Top speed 184 mph
0-60mph 4.9 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 10.37 lb/hp
Maximum hp 523 HP
Maximum torque 777 ft-lb
Engine placement Front
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,800 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor Twin turbocharger
Fuels Gas
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