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It’s crazy. Can’t even get a new Toyota Camry for that amount of money here.

Looks like a safe on wheels. Pretty solid. I would only have one if I had a driver, though.


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That motor car loudly states "I have arrived !!!".

Mileage is 36084.

A V-12 at 6200 rpm is wonderful ear-ripping music. (Ferrari)
 

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Small-bore twin turbo V-12 - probably right in line with our V-8s.
EPA says 12 city, 20 highway.


Not the Bentley, but most of the Ferrari V-12s were small - 3 liters or so - engines with pistons the size of pencil erasers but gawamighty would they wind up - 9,000 rpm in some. And gas mileage wasn't bad for an engine with 6 dual-choke Webers.
 

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It's actually a W12. It's two VW VR6 engines fused together, basically. They are quite smooth.... took a Continental GT to 130mph for about an hour straight on the turnpike in FL at 2am once.


Felt like you were leisurely crusing at 55.
 

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Oh it is the W12. Well known here.
The two inner cylinder banks turn too hot and blow the heads and sealings. The V angle is small so it comes with one piece heads for both banks. VR6 made to suit small engine compartments like the Golf.

Had a friend with an A8 W12. Ended up with a new engine.

But the sound and engine culture is awesome.


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I finally found this video I saw some time back. Not related to the Bentley but the thread title fits. I’d LOVE to drive this BMW.

 

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I would only have one if I had a driver, though.
That was the difference between your Rolls and your Bentley--you had a chauffeur for the Rolls, and drove your Bentley yourself. For years, the only non-social difference between the models was the hood and the emblem.

But since the company was broken up, the Rolls Royce 8 cylinder engine is long gone, and now they're "just" another expensive handbill luxury car.
 
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