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1992 Bentley Brooklands : Classic Cars

"Bentley's sporting excellence encompasses proven automotive technology that maximises the owner's driving pleasure" was Rolls-Royce's statement as regards the marque values for Bentley motor cars.

With the introduction of the Bentley Brooklands in 1992 it had been announced that the production of the Bentley Mulsanne S as well as that of the Bentley Eight was discontinued. Aimed to appeal to luxury car buyers who might not have had a Bentley on top of their shopping list this new car was the outcome of Rolls-Royce's ability to respond to recession. Sales had dropped almost 50 % the previous years and forced the company to concentrate on a leaner production at Crewe (Mulliner Park Ward was relocated there and the London factory had been closed). The sporting connotations were reflected in the name Booklands - a racing circuit having been in the headlines during the 30s quite frequently with Bentleys achieving speed records and a new sports style centre console gearchange to the electronically controlled 4-speed automatic gearbox. The Bentley Brooklands benefitted from micro-computer technology which controlled areas including the suspension, instrument displays and air-conditioning and the last series from 1996 were enhanced by the fitting of a light-pressure turbocharger. In their response to demand Rolls-Royce supplied special low volume series (e.g. Bentley Brooklands Trophy Special).

8 cylinder 90 degree V-configuration, aluminium-silicon alloy cylinder block with cast iron wet cylinder liners; bore x stroke 104.14 x 99.06 mm (4.1 x 3.9 in), capacity 6,750 cc, aluminium alloy cylinder heads; Bosch MK Motronic fuel injection and ignition control system (from 1996 exhaust driven Garrett AiResearch turbocharger); 4-speed automatic gearbox; hypoid bevel final drive; independent suspension front and rear, self levelling with automatic ride control; ventilated disc brakes front, plain discs rear, anti-lock device; wheelbase 3,061 mm (120,5 in); tyres 235/70 R 15;

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