In 2008, Bentley began the final countdown for the Arnage. Creatively named the Final Series, this would be the ultimate version of the now 10-year old model. The car’s announcement also marked the 50-year anniversary of the big 6.75-litre V8 and the 90th anniversary of Bentley itself. So, clearly, the Final Series is the Arnage to have. And today’s drool car, number 100 in a run of just 150 cars, is a fantastically clean example of this series.
Being the Final Series, this Arnage uses the Arnage T’s 6.75-litre turbocharged Rolls-Royce V8 engine. Previous Arnage models also featured the BMW 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8, but it seems a wise decision to stick with the British powerplant for the Final Series, if you ask me. That Rolls engine produces 500 metric horsepower (493 bhp) and a monumental 738 lb-ft of torque. That’s good enough for a top speed of 180 mph, but you will have to deal with sub-10 mpg city mileage. Several unique additions to the exterior, such as the 20-inch wheels and body-coloured headlamp bezels, set the Final Series apart from previous Arnages. New features were also added to the interior, such as a 1,000-watt Naim sound system, cocktail cabinet, chrome trim, and special “Final Series”-inscribed kickplates. A mere 150 Final Series Arnages were built, with the Mulsanne taking over as the premium Bentley offering in 2010.
This 2009 Bentley Arnage Final Series is offered for sale by Sycamore BMW in Peterborough, UK. Here is what they have to say about it:
Excellent bodywork, Full leather interior – Excellent Condition, Tyre condition Excellent, Metallic Brown, FREE MOT FOR LIFE
And, with fewer than 9,000 miles under its belt, this Arnage has averaged well under 1,000 miles per year during its 10-year lifetime. You can rest assured that this vehicle was given the level of care that it deserves. All things considered, this is one highly-desirable Arnage for just £120,000. If you don’t believe me, just take a look at some of the pictures of the car. From the full suite of umbrellas in the boot to the acres of leather and wood grain in the cabin, this car is gorgeous. Just ignore the nameplate dedicating the car to someone who’s not you, and the rather ancient-looking satnav system.
The Bentley Arnage Gallery
This car is available at: AutoTrader.