Report: Bentley Turbo R being considered for revival

2011 Bentley Mulsanne
2011 Bentley Mulsanne

After being dropped for nearly 10 years, the Bentley Turbo R is about to make a comeback… at least according to reports coming out of the UK. The new Bentley Turbo R will be a coupe version of the new Mulsanne sedan that was launched in 2009.

The original Bentley Turbo R was introduced from 1985 to 1994 and was powered by a Rolls-Royce V8 making around 350-hp. The new model however will carry the current Mulsanne’s 6.75L twin-turbocharged V8 making 505-hp with a maximum torque of 752 lb-ft. However, power is likely to be increased from 505-hp to 600-hp.

Bentley has yet to officially confirm the Turbo R for production but if it does – you can see it launched 2013.

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Refresher: Power for the 2011 Bentley Mulsanne comes from a 6.75L twin-turbocharged V8 making 505-hp with a maximum torque of 752 lb-ft. Mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, the Mulsanne can go from 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds with a top speed of 184 mph. Prices start at $285,000.

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– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoExpress