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Bentley Turbo R: The latest intel

Bentley Turbo R

Here’s the latest intel about the rumored Bentley Turbo R.

The original Turbo R was produced from 1985 to 1994, and based on the Mulsanne Turbo. With a Rolls-Royce-sourced V8 engine putting out around 350bhp – official figures weren’t released – and suspension tuned to match, it created what was to become the last word in luxury muscle cars.

Bentley has yet to officially confirm the move, but a spiritual successor would be the perfect fit for a performance version of the coupé.

Under the bonnet of the new Turbo R would be the current Mulsanne limo’s 6.75-litre V8, although power is likely to be increased from the saloon’s 510bhp to nearer 600bhp.

It could be launched in 2013, and our rendering shows how the coupé would look.