"DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, THIS LOT HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN FROM THE AUCTION
The Arnage T can lay claim to the title of world's fastest saloon, needing all but the last two spots on its 170mph speedometer. It is powered by another version of the 6.75 litre Rolls-Royce, V8 engine but treated to what Bentley described as 'the most thorough re-engineering of its life'. Other changes included the adoption of a 'drive-by-wire' throttle to go hand-in-glove with Bosch's Electronic Stability Program which replaced the Red Label's traction control but what really gives this nearly three-ton car its immense poise is a revised suspension that features 57% more roll stiffness than the Red Label. The car's basic structure is also 10% stiffer which means there are no creaks and squeaks of the sort that distinguished previous generations of Bentleys.
Believed to be the only one, this Arnage T is finished in Iridium Green with contrasting Mocha interior. First registered on 31st March 2005, this level two facelift model boasts the supreme comfort expected from such a luxurious marque and performance which is quite breathtaking, especially given the size of the car. The interior is rich with leather, chrome dials, turned aluminium and gadgets. The exterior is subtly understated with only its side vents and 18inch split rim wheels providing a clue to its performance. Under the bonnet, the 6,750cc twin turbocharged engine offers performance that has to be experienced, 451bhp and 654ft-lbs of torque propel the car to 60mph in 5.5 seconds and on to 179 mph. Reported to run and drive very well, this car is believed to have never been driven in the wet. In fact, when the vendor purchased the car, the owner refused to let him come on the day he wished to pick it up, because it was raining. Having only covered just over 38,000 miles, this incredible car has led an easy life, the only reason for sale being a lack of use.
Supplied with its UK V5C registration document, original handbook, stamped service book and receipts all confirming that the car has been well maintained with nine stamps showing in the service book. This unmarked example certainly offers exceptional value for money.