The Bentley Turbo R is one of the most important models in Bentley's past. During the ownership by Rolls Royce, Bentley was neglected and the offerings were merely rebadged Rolls Royce models. Rolls Royce even considered dropping the brand as Bentley only accounted for 3 % of overall Rolls Royce and Bentley's combined production.
Something had to be done to breath new life into Bentley and revive the sporting luxury reputation Bentley had earned from several victories at the Lemans 24 hour race. The Bentley Turbo R was released in 1985 and was sold alongside the Mulsanne Turbo before officially replacing it. Updates were made over the production years of the Turbo R, especially to the mechanical aspects. The 6.75 litre V8 inherited from the Mulsanne Turbo now had more modern and efficient Bosch MK-Motronic fuel injection system, Anti-lock brakes, slimmer sports seats and a higher rear axle ratio were fitted too.
The turbocharged V8 made an estimated 299 BHP to the rear wheels via a smooth 3-speed automatic transmission. The R stands for road holding and the optional suspension package from the Mulsanne and stiffer anti roll bars were transferred to the Bentley Turbo R as standard equipment rekindling the "gentlemen racer" philosophy.
This Bentley Turbo R has it's original owner's manual and service booklet which document regular maintenance. This car has benefited from a major service in March 2020 which included oil change and new spark plugs. It is in very good condition and has only covered 76 650km from new with only the tyres requiring replacement due to age.
At 31 years old, the Bentley Turbo R is a well built, high quality modern classic trimmed with the finest materials for the price of pre owned Korean and Japanese sedans and SUV's
This example is available for viewing at the Crossley & Webb showroom in Gardens Cape Town
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