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  Bentley Turbo R
1985 - 1997
Bentley Turbo R
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Bentley Turbo R Bentley Turbo R

Metric   Imperial
Class Luxury
Body 4 Door 4 Seat
Layout Front Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 4 Speed Automatic
Number Built 7230 
Type Conventional
Details Turbo V8
412 in3 
Max Power
350 bhp @rpm 
Max Torque
420 lb/ft @rpm 
Power to Weight
158 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
189 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 52 bhp/litre 
Compression 8.0:1 
Bore x Stroke
4.09 X 3.90 in 
Fuel Cons
Top Speed
152 mph 
0 - 30 mph
2.5 sec 
0 - 60 mph
6.7 sec 
0 - 100 mph
17.8 sec 
0 - 124 mph
0 - 186 mph
30 - 70 mph
6.4 sec 
Standing qtr Mile
14.9sec @90mph 
60 - 0 mph
0 - 100 - 0 mph
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
207.4 in 
74.3 in 
58.5 in 
4965 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 7.5 X 15
7.5 X 15 
Tyres (F/R) 275/55 VR15
275/55 VR15 
Fuel Capacity
23.5 gal 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £9000 - £25000

The substantial Bentley Turbo first appeared in the form of the Mulsanne Turbo in 1982. Handling was then improved and with the addition of fuel injection the car became the Turbo R (for 'roadholding') in 1985.

The Turbo R required a potent power source to move it's two and a quarter ton bulk, it got it in the form of a turbocharged 6.75L V8 producing over 350bhp. For a car of it's size acceleration was remarkable, 60mph arriving in just 6.7sec and onto a maximum speed of 150mph. It's handling belied its size and was further improved by the addition of an active ride system in 1989.

Turbo R's are now an incredible bargain. As little as 10,000 can buy one of these remarkable stately homes on wheels.

Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
66% 63% 9% 21
Ranks 490 of 771 Ranks 572 of 771 Ranks 145 of 771 Ranks 61 of 771

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