cc Twin Turbo V8
The design of the Azure is, first and foremost, unmistakably
Bentley. It shares its face with the current Arnage range and
its platform ensures it seats four adults in supreme comfort.
But it is also unmistakably unique. The entire cabin and rear
section of the car are newly designed, with a stunning bespoke
interior; the objective being to create an opulent and inviting
seating area that reflects its status as a car that is at home
in Palm Springs or the Riviera. The complex folding roof on
the convertible is operated hydraulically at the touch of a
switch: the impressive, three-layer fabric assembly being elegantly
stowed beneath the hide-trimmed tonneau in under 30 seconds.
V8 engine, double wishbone suspension and extremely rigid body structure of
the Arnage provide a state-of-the-art basis for the 2006 Azure.
It is powered by a 450 bhp version of the Arnage’s 6.75-litre
twin-turbocharged intercooled V8 engine and produces 645 lb-ft
The specification of the production version of the Azure is
virtually unchanged from the original L.A. show car. The principle
change is the introduction of high technology, lightweight,
carbon fiber, under-floor cross braces that contribute to the
exceptional levels of body stiffness, benefiting refinement,
ride and handling. In addition, the chrome trimmed bumpers and
sills of the show car are now painted in body color with a delicate
chrome trim that runs the length of the car, enhancing the flowing
lines of the Azure body.
"The production-specification Bentley Azure graces our stand
at the  Frankfurt Motor Show just nine months after we
revealed our concept car in Los Angeles," said Bentley Motors
chairman, Dr. Franz-Josef Paefgen. "We enjoy an excellent dialogue
with our customers and the new Azure epitomizes how responsive
Bentley is to satisfying their aspirations. Bentley develops
and produces cars that people desire and that are faithful to
our heritage. The new Azure is the perfect example of this philosophy."
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