|Cars - Bentley|
|Odometer reading||51,000 miles|
Historics at Brooklands / Brooklands Museum 9th March 2013 Car - 09/03/2013 / 1997 Bentley Turbo R by James Young / Lot 300
'The Turbo R has something that no other manufacturer can emulate: an unmistakable and deeply ingrained quality. Inside, whether at the wheel or reclining in the rear chairs, the aura is unique. This is a jewel of a motorcar and crafted to stand the test of time.' - Sports Car International. Introduced at Geneva in 1985, the Turbo R continued the modern 'Blower Bentley' theme but with the added refinement of suspension better suited to the car's increased performance. Outwardly the car differed from the preceding Mulsanne Turbo by virtue of its cast-alloy wheels shod with low-profile Pirelli tyres while inside there was a revised fascia with a 'rev-counter' included amongst the comprehensive instrumentation. In a break with Rolls-Royce tradition, power figures were made public for the first time, revealing that the engine produced 320bhp and a staggering 475lb/ft of torque, which on the road translated into a 0-60mph time of around seven seconds with a top speed of 143mph. Described by Autocar magazine as 'an outrageous concoction of sledgehammer performance and sybaritic luxury', the Turbo R remains as formidable now as when it debuted more than 25 years ago. Few cars were - or are - better suited to fast long-distance touring. This low mileage James Young Turbo R is finished in Peacock Blue with parchment interior, trimmed in blue piping. The reduced rear window enhances the 'sporty' appearance of this splendid car, as does the bonnet and wing vents; this Bentley also benefits from a panoramic glass roof and a comprehensive service history. The superb condition is certainly commensurate with a car that has travelled little more than 3,000 miles on average per year. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a valid MoT test certificate, a Bentley Turbo R has always been an outstanding car; driving P65 GPB confirms it.