Bentley Arnage: the Final Chapter
As Bentley prepares to bid farewell to the Arnage model range after a 10-year innings, it has announced a swansong model: the Arnage Final Series. This limited-edition run of 150 cars celebrates a decade of success for Bentley’s four-door flagship.
The Final Series enjoys a specification all its own, combining the performance of the 500bhp Arnage T and its 6¾-litre twin-turbocharged V8, together with the refinement of the Arnage R.
Many of the Mulliner options are included as standard on the Final Series, including the hand-made waistrails with inset chrome strip bearing recessed Bentley badges, the new rear cocktail cabinet and document storage trimmed in hide, plus the picnic tables available in a choice of three unbleached wood veneers. Meanwhile, Bentley remains the only automobile manufacturer in the world to offer as standard a cabin trimmed entirely with leather hides – including the headlining.
Discreet exterior touches identify the Final Series, some of them first seen on the Bentley Brooklands coupe, namely the 20in five-spoke, two-piece alloy wheels and ‘Le Mans’ lower front wing air vents. Other unique features include body-coloured front and rear lamp bezels, ‘jewel’ fuel filler cap, plus ‘Final Series’ wing badges and polished stainless steel treadplates to the front doors.
While the Final Series celebrates 10 years of the Arnage and the end of an era, it also represents the culmination of 90 years of Bentley heritage and marks the 50th anniversary of the company’s V8 engine.
Text: Charis Whitcombe
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