• Mar 6, 2007
click above image to view 23 high-res images of the new Bentley Brooklands coupe

Bentley describes its new Brooklands coupe that's being unveiled right now in Geneva as a "grand touring coupe with classic British proportions." Yes, it certainly has classic British proportions if by that Bentley means it's as big as Britain itself. The new 2+2 coupe by the boys and girls from Crewe is named after the famed Brooklands banked race track in Surrey, England where Bentley made a name for itself in motorsports during the 1920s.

The Brookland's got a classic Bentley face, a modern profile (check out the fender vents!) with B-pillarless side glass and massive 20-inch wheels that shine with a mirror finish. The interior features typical Bentley craftsmanship, which means by-hand construction of the leather-lined surfaces and symmetrical wood trim. The rear passengers benefit from limo-like legroom and power adjustable cushions, as well. A prodigious amount of power is provided by Bentley's all-aluminum 6.75L turbocharged V8 with revised cams and a lower inertia turbo that helps push power to an even 500bhp and around 775 ft-lbs. of earth-wrinkling torque. Needless to say, 60 mph will come and go faster than your fat wallet. Only 505 Brooklands will be made by Bentley, making it one exclusive land yacht for the ridiculously wealthy. Deliveries are scheduled to start in the first half of 2008 for the sheiks, musicians and tech company moguls who will no doubt plunk down a deposit.

We've got plenty more shots of the Bentley Brooklands in our high-resolution gallery. We'll bring you live shots and the official press release as soon as we get our grubby hands on them.

[Source: Bentley]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      It seems like Bentley took a step back in the advancement of its company's design. The Arnage, Azure, and Continental series offer a modern & contempory yet classic design philosophy. This car just seems like the Bentleys of the 90's; Boxy, boring, and overpriced.
      • 7 Years Ago
      There has been talk for ages about using a naturaly aspirated version of the Veyrons W16 around 700bhp but sadly nothing seems to have come of it. Would be good if Bentley had the balls to do that cause Rolls didn't. If you're only gonna shift 505 of them why not ??
      • 7 Years Ago
      the C pillar is too fat, i like the tail lights, but it seems like a mash-up with the continental. I really like the older Bentleys, but this almost looks like a hatch back
      • 7 Years Ago
      More a work of art than a car. Something to dream about. Sadly, the Bentley badges still look like they have been glued on the body. The sheet metal under the badges should have been stamped (or fabricated by hand) to include a well that exactly accomodates the depth of the badge, resulting in a badge whose top is flush with the sheet metal. I wonder if the Brookland's seat cushion length has fully independent adjustment a la front seats of the Mercedes S-Class.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I live in the slums near Bev Hills -- I am sure to see lots of this EXQUISITE CAR!
      • 7 Years Ago
      oh my God it's beautiful. HIGH FIVE!
      • 7 Years Ago
      ahhhhhhhhhh. where the rolls fails miserably, this works completely. A beautifully done face, proportionally correct sides and back, understated elegance done right. Bravo Bentley.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The new Brooklands is at once unmistakably British and unmistakably a Bentley. It looks what it is....expensive....with the exception of those gauche side air vents. Jaguar designers should look at this car for inspiration. Cars can still look traditional and elegant and British without looking like old cars.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Sweet. Now I have something to put that diamond studded shift knob in.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This looks so much better than the Rolls Royce cars that are now out there. This is classic British understated styling. It seems like the Bentley team gets what the old money people want, and not all flash like the new RRs.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I can't wait to see when "Mulliner" puts there magical touches on this! (wider fenders and a dash of chrome and the interior gets that Mulliner signature!)........Brilliant!
      • 7 Years Ago
      To the driver of the Bentley w/ the Maryland (or was it DC?) license plate "UNDRDOG" ...

      Nice car, but couldn't you think of a more appropriate vanity plate?