So we got a 450 hp Bentley Arnage R

So we got a 450 hp Bentley Arnage R

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This car is seriously crazy. Built like a limousine inside and out, the Bentley Arnage R drives like a muscle car from two decades ago. It is also the most expensive car we’ve ever tested.

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It is easy to show off like an ego-maniac in this massive car, but we were left wishing our tester was another colour besides taxi-beige.

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The attention to detail is awesome on the outside. The big chrome grille is finely crafted, and we really liked the flying “B” on the hood, which we never really noticed before in photos.

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The big Bentley dwarfs most other cars on the road, thanks to its classic trademark length. This car is simply an update of the platform that used to serve Rolls Royce too, back in the day.

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The interior also boasts ergonomics straight out of the 1980s. Few buttons are actually labelled, so one has to guess what each one does. We appreciated the wood covers for everything, including the stereo, the seat-adjustment buttons and part of the a/c controls, although it made simple tasks longer, because there are no stereo buttons on the wheel. I couldn’t even find any controls for the navigation screen, which popped up after pressing a button mounted on the ceiling next to the sunroof controls! Reading the manual, it says the screen is controlled by a remote. I’m going to search for the remote later.

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Notice the barrage of buttons. The stereo and the lower a/c controls have a cover. Buttons for the windows and mirrors are next to the shifter, all unmarked to preserve a clean look.

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The rear passengers get good legroom, wooden trays, metal a/c vents and heated seats. Heated seats?

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Rounding out the classic luxury experience, the luggage trunk is huge, but we wish all the extra junk, such as the first-aid kit, were tied down somehow. Notice the two Bentley-branded umbrellas mounted on the rear wall below the CD changer!

Needless to say, I’ll write about the drive in the actual review. The car is a monster.

What do you think?

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Comments

  1. WOW! You are a lucky man, Mash ๐Ÿ™‚ This car seems amazing ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ve always wondered why it’s priced so high..

  2. i wud burst out laughing if i saw mash in any seat except for the driver’s ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. mash if u need test drivers pls dont hesitate to call me ๐Ÿ˜†

  4. Whose salad did you have to toss for them to let you drive such a thing of beauty ? Must’ve been a chaperone…………Bentley isn’t that stupid.

  5. Mash had previously test driven the Bentley Continental GT Speed. Either they are stupid or they actually like the website and his write ups like us. Clearly you don’t so why do you keep visiting here?

  6. this car is so English, ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

  7. Can’t wait to see a video of you drifting this car!

  8. Hello my name is Dale can you please give me a call at 206-602-0957 have a Bentley or Lodge exactly like that cream color one that’s advertised I would like to ask you a few questions about that grill please give me a call ASAP if you don’t mind thank you very much really appreciate it

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