The latest addition is specified with a high performance version of Bentley’s iconic 6.75L V8 engine, which in the Azure T is rated at a healthy 500hp (373kW) and 737lb-ft (1,000Nm) of torque – an 11% increase in power and a 14% increase in torque over its 450hp (336kW)/675lb-ft (875Nm) Azure stable mate.
The engine and six-speed ZF transmission of the Azure T are identical to those already employed in the high-performance Arnage T and Arnage Final Series saloons. Each of these hand-made V8 engines comes with a black-finish air intake manifold bearing the signature of the team leader who oversaw its construction by Bentley technicians in the Crewe factory.
With the uprated engine on-board, the Azure T drop-top will accelerate from 0 to 60mph in 5.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 179mph. Acceleration from 0 to 100mph, meanwhile, takes just 12.1 seconds.
Source: Motor Authority