Once you’ve taken in the beautiful exterior, it’s time to grasp the chunky metal door handle and climb aboard. Buyers can choose from a bewildering array of luxurious interior options, with more than 103 billion – yes, billion! – possible colour and trim combinations available.
The cabin is a sea of wood and leather highlighted with shiny metal inserts, while a knurled alloy shift lever for the six-speed automatic gearbox dominates the centre console.
Passengers travelling in the back won’t be left feeling short-changed, either. Thanks to a pair of electrically adjustable seats, the British manufacturer claims that the Brooklands has the most spacious rear cabin of any coupé on the market.
The sense of occasion is amplified when you fire up the monstrous twin turbocharged engine. Bentley’s 6.75-litre V8 powerplant can trace its roots back half a century, but the latest revisions have liberated an extra 30bhp, so the new Brooklands pumps out 530bhp and a massive 1,050Nm of torque.
Source: Auto Express