The Azure T is Bentley’s first T model since the 2002 Arnage T and uses the same, hand-built 6.75-litre twin-turbocharged engine with 373kW of power and 1000Nm of torque. The respective hikes of 11 and 14 per cent over the ‘regular’ Azure help to shave four-tenths of a second from the convertible’s acceleration, as well as increasing top speed from 274km/h to 288km/h.
Bentley claims the Azure T will sprint from 0-100km/h in 5.2 seconds, despite its 5.4-metre length and LandCruiser-like 2.7-tonne kerb weight.
More than 900Nm is available between 1800 and 3800rpm, which Bentley says gives the Azure T the company’s “signature wave of torque’ for effortless motoring.
The Azure’s opulent interior has been upgraded, with features added that are either unavailable or are a cost option on the standard model.
They include diamond-quilted seats and door panels, aluminium dash fascia, iPod/USB interface, and front seat backs and rear seat embroidered with Bentley logos.
Owners can choose from 42 body colours and 25 hides of leather.