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post #76 of 137
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What about an old Turbo R ....my dad had one in the early '90s -- sure, its build quality was not technically as good as an an S class' -- but it is quietly majestic I think.






I have a weak spot for old turbo bentleys...
post #77 of 137
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What about an old Turbo R ....my dad had one in the early '90s -- sure, its build quality was not technically as good as an an S class' -- but it is quietly majestic I think

I dunno. A friend of mine has one and he (obviously) loves it. But even his father asked whether he's old enough to be driving it - and although I've only ever been in front passenger seat, I think it's an overtly ostentatious machine without that much in the way of added distinction even as a 'driven-in' car, and given the choice I'd personally prefer to be in the back of it's kind-of-replacement, the Volkswagen Continental FS - which I think blends in better.
post #78 of 137
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I dunno. A friend of mine has one and he (obviously) loves it. But even his father asked whether he's old enough to be driving it - and although I've only ever been in front passenger seat, I think it's an overtly ostentatious machine without that much in the way of added distinction even as a 'driven-in' car, and given the choice I'd personally prefer to be in the back of it's kind-of-replacement, the Volkswagen Continental FS - which I think blends in better.

hey hey hey watch it!

The Arnage is the replacement, the shitty flying spur will never replace the true full size bentleys..
post #79 of 137
but it will rape it around a track... right where a Bentley belongs.
post #80 of 137
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but it will rape it around a track... right where a Bentley belongs.

exactly.

Although bentleys do go way further in their racing heritage than a vette or a 911. Which is ironic.
post #81 of 137
I mean I am a sports car guy at heart. I want all of my cars to be fast, but as far as I am concerned there are certain cars which should not be fast. A Rolls, A Bentley, A Maybach, and a Range Rover should all simply "whaft" along. They should be majestic. You should be floating on air. There should be no rush, no hurry, just a smooth relaxing ride.
post #82 of 137
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I mean I am a sports car guy at heart. I want all of my cars to be fast, but as far as I am concerned there are certain cars which should not be fast. A Rolls, A Bentley, A Maybach, and a Range Rover should all simply "whaft" along. They should be majestic. You should be floating on air. There should be no rush, no hurry, just a smooth relaxing ride.

Still, even outside of the retarded stepchild VW-based family, Arnage and Brooklands are pretty fucking fast. Mmmmmm.... Brooklands.. So sexy. Maybachs and Phantoms are not exactly slow either.
post #83 of 137
They have big engines and forced induction not for horsepowersssss, but for torque. Obviously if you throw a 16 banger with a couple of turbos in the bonnet you are going to have a car that moves. You cant put an inline 6 in a Bentley, it just dosent happen. You need a big low revving engine that only needs hit 2 or 3k rpms to make power.
post #84 of 137
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They have big engines and forced induction not for horsepowersssss, but for torque. Obviously if you throw a 16 banger with a couple of turbos in the bonnet you are going to have a car that moves. You cant put an inline 6 in a Bentley, it just dosent happen. You need a big low revving engine that only needs hit 2 or 3k rpms to make power.

this is also why the originally intended bimmer V8 just didn't do it compared to the 6.75L
post #85 of 137
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Originally Posted by montyharding View Post
I dunno. A friend of mine has one and he (obviously) loves it. But even his father asked whether he's old enough to be driving it - and although I've only ever been in front passenger seat, I think it's an overtly ostentatious machine without that much in the way of added distinction even as a 'driven-in' car, and given the choice I'd personally prefer to be in the back of it's kind-of-replacement, the Volkswagen Continental FS - which I think blends in better.
Ha ha , yeah it does project quite an old-fashioned image.

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hey hey hey watch it!

The Arnage is the replacement, the shitty flying spur will never replace the true full size bentleys..
Full size? -- the FS is almost the same size as the Arnage True, although I am not personally a big fan of the Flying Spur ...it is technically superior to the Arnage. Can't wait to see what the new model (Arnage successor) is like
post #86 of 137
I love/hate the GT and the FS. They are "good" looking cars, nothing amazing. They preform pretty well, but who cares ITS A BENTELY. The cars certainly have been good for business, but not good for the pedigree. A Bentley is big, lazy, and majestic. The new models are sporty, quick, and more limber.
post #87 of 137
The S class is still probably the best in the business ...sure, it isn't terribly inspirational and I never liked the bloated wheel arches/fenders ...but I do think the face lifted version (new bumpers, grille, and lights) will help to improve its looks a bit.



post #88 of 137
My uncle drives a two-tone, mid 80's silver spur. Whenever we travel together I sit in the back. It pisses him off but I have a good time.
post #89 of 137
Ariel Atom.
post #90 of 137
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Ariel Atom.

I hope you didn't register just to post something this retarded.
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