This is a more powerful version of Bentley’s answer to the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe – the Bentley Azure T. The letter T in the name means power is up from the Azure’s 450 horses to a more potent 500 horsepower, and torque is also up from 875Nm to a wholesome tyre-shredding 1000Nm! Thanks to the more powerful engine (a 6.75 litre twin-turbo V8), this huge beast goes to 100km/h in 5.5 seconds.
To match up with the Azure T’s sportier intentions (compared to the Azure), the convertible gets large 20 inch 5-spoke alloy wheels wrapped with grippy Pirelli P-Zero tyres in 255/40ZR20 size. There is an optional more powerful brake system made with carbon/silicon carbide. The uprated cross-drilled ventilated discs measure 420x40mm at the front and 356x28mm at the rear, gripped by 8-pot calipers.
Of course, if you’re ever sick of the V8’s soundtrack or the wind rustling past you when the top is down, you can just switch on the ‘Naim for Bentley’ premium audio system featuring 10 speakers, a dual channel sub-woofer and an 1100 Watt amplifier that has ight individual Digital Signal Processor (DSP) modes.
The Azure T will make its debut at the LA Motor Show sometime later this month. Look for a full photo gallery after the jump.
PHOTO GALLERY: Bentley Azure T
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