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Performance Review: Bentley Arnage T 6.8 V8 4d Auto - [2006]

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Bentley Arnage T 6.8 V8 4d Auto - [2006]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 2006 | Type: Saloon
  • Engine: 6761 cc (412.5 ci) 16 Valve
  • Engine Formation: V8
  • Aspiration: Twin Turbo
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 6 speed / Auto
  • Top Speed: 179 mph (288.0 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 5.2 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 5.4 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 12.1 secs
  • Power: 500 bhp (372 kW) @ 4200 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 2585 kgs (5698 lbs)
  • Torque: 737 lb-ft (999.2 Nm) @ 3200 rpm
  • Drive: RWD | Engine Location: Front
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 14.2 secs @ 96.3 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 193.4 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 285.1 lb-ft
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Bentley Arnage Performance Review.

Introduction:

This edition of the Bentley Arnage T 6.8 V8 4d Auto is the 6 speed / Auto version and was first brought out in 2006. This was at around the same time as the introduction of the 2007 Caparo T1 3.5l V8 and the 2006 Caparo T1 2.4 V8.This particular Bentley Arnage has a 6761cc Twin Turbo Petrol powerplant with 8 cylinders in a V formation.

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Alternative Petrol V8's includes the 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 6.2 V8

The Arnage shares its Petrol V8 engine configuration with the likes of the 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 6.2 V8 and the 2008 Ariel Atom V8 500. If you're looking for other fast cars which share the Arnage's Rear Wheel Drive, Saloon combination then how about the 1982 Fiat X1/9 1.5 8V or the 1965 Aston-Martin DB6 1965.

Power and Weight:

Weighing in at 2585 kgs (5698 lbs) this makes the Bentley Arnage T 6.8 V8 4d Auto in the same weight category as the 2012 Rolls-Royce Phantom Series 2 or the give or take 50kg.

BMW 3 Series M3 Competition 3.0 Bi Turbo xDrive G80 - [2021] image

The Bentley Arnage shares the same bhp with the 2021 BMW 3 Series M3 Competition 3.0 Bi Turbo xDrive G80 (503 bhp)

In terms of power the 6761cc 16V V8 engine produces 500 bhp (372 kW) @ 4200 rpm similar to the 2021 BMW 3 Series M3 Competition 3.0 Bi Turbo xDrive G80 (503 bhp) or the 2021 Nissan NSX Type S 3.5L V6 (513 bhp).

The Twin Turbo V8 throws out 737 lb-ft (999.2 Nm) @ 3200 rpm placing it with cars of similar torque performance figures such as the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 6.2 V8 Supercharged C7 (715 lb-ft) or the 2017 Bentley Continental Supersports 6.0 W12 Bi Turbo (750 lb-ft).

Power to Weight:

If one combines the weight with power or torque performance for the Bentley Arnage you can get a better idea of it's real world performance.

BMW 3 Series M3 Evolution E36 - [1996] image

The 1996 BMW 3 Series M3 Evolution E36 (218.2 bhp per ton) has similar Bhp Per Ton stats as the Bentley Arnage.

The Bentley Arnage has a Power to weight ratio of 193.4 bhp per ton and 285.1 lb-ft per ton. Bhp Per Ton figures of the 2006 Arnage competing with the 1996 BMW 3 Series M3 Evolution E36 (218.2 bhp per ton) or the 2006 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S (218.2 bhp per ton).


Power to Weight(cont.):

If you agree with the late great Carroll Shelby then arguably an even better indicator of potential performance, Torque. Use weight as well and you end up with - Torque per ton, with the Bentley Arnage generating around 285.1 lb-ft per ton. If you're curious as to what other cars have as much torque to weight then look no further than the 2020 Aston-Martin Vantage Roadster 4.0 V8 Turbo (310.1 lb-ft per ton) or the 1989 Dodge Viper 8.0L V10 (309.4 lb-ft per ton).

Acceleration:

With a 0-60mph time of 5.2 secs or a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) of 5.4 secs, this made the Bentley Arnage T 6.8 V8 4d Auto as fast as the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E AWD (5.2 secs) the 2021 Honda Civic Type R 2.0 16V Limited Edition (5.2 secs) the 2018 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid 3.0 V6 Turbo (5.2 secs) the or the 2018 Tesla Model 3 Mid Range (5.2 secs). This Bentley Arnage T 6.8 V8 4d Auto is also faster than the 2019 Renault Megane RS 1.8 Turbo 300 Trophy-R (5.3 secs) the 2019 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus (5.3 secs) the 2017 Land-Rover Velar 3.0 V6 Supercharged 360 (5.3 secs) the and the 2017 Mercedes G Class 63 AMG (5.3 secs).

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Quarter Mile time is a close race between the Arnage and the 1993 Aston-Martin DB7 3.2 V6

When talking about the performance of the Bentley Arnage on the drag strip it can reach a quarter mile in an estimated 14.2 secs @ 96.3 mph. Similar performance down the quarter mile can be found with the the 1993 Aston-Martin DB7 3.2 V6 (14.14 secs), the 1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth (14.14 secs), and the 2001 Seat Ibiza 1.8 Cupra R 20vt (14.14 secs).

Top Speed:

Modern performance cars are often artificially restricted to 155mph. The 2006 version of the Bentley Arnage T 6.8 V8 4d Auto has a maximum speed of 179mph.

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Top Speed of the 2006 Arnage equals the 2021 BMW 5 Series M5 CS 4.4 V8 Turbo F90 (190 mph)

If maxing out your car on the AutoBahn is your thing and you're wondering what's faster than the 2006 Bentley Arnage T 6.8 V8 4d Auto then how about the 2021 BMW 5 Series M5 CS 4.4 V8 Turbo F90 (190 mph), the 2021 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 6.2 V8 Supercharged Convertible (190 mph), or the 2020 Bentley Bentayga Speed 6.0 W12 Bi Turbo (190 mph).

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