2009 Bentley Brooklands Review – Autoblog

63_09brooklands_opta Autoblog got their hands on a shiny new 2009 Bentley Brooklands and took it for a spin. Here’s their impression: “The first thing you need to know about the Bentley Brooklands is that it’s not what you expect for nearly $400,000. There is no keyless entry or remote start, no redundant controls for the stereo on the steering wheel, and the car will not park itself. Whiz-bang electronic gadgets are conspicuously absent in the Brooklands.”

2009 Bentley Brooklands Specs

  • 550 HP 6.75 liter twin-turbo V8
  • 774 lb-ft of tire-melting torque
  • 5800 lb curb weight
  • Base price: $340,990

The Brooklands is an interesting car, for sure. The name doesn’t roll of your tongue at all – that S at the end simply doesn’t belong. Names aside, it’s one good looking coupe. Almost $400 large and no mystical gadgets? I’m out. This car is absurdly expensive for the sole purpose of being absurdly expensive. Don’t get me wrong – that engine is INSANE. But engine alone, no matter how badass, doesn’t make $400k a good deal.

Published on April 17, 2008 in Misc

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