(from Bentley Press Release) Bentley
Motors is pleased to announce a limited run of special Bentley Arnage Ts
to commemorate Bentley's historic sixth win in the Le Mans 24-hours.
Just 24 of these cars will be offered for sale in the US, while a
handful will be built for the UK and Continental Europe. With extensive
use of carbon-fibre and the replacement of much brightwork with body-coloured
panels, the T-24 will have a unique appearance and be the most
sporting-looking saloon ever to be designed at Crewe.
The brief handed down to the stylists at Bentley Mulliner, the personal
commissioning wing of the company that is responsible for the Arnage
T-24 Mulliner, was to augment the T's already uncompromisingly sporting
style still further. The aim was to create a car that was not only as
thrilling to look at as to drive but one that also made clear visual
links to the victorious Bentley Speed 8s which recorded the most
dominant win in the modern history of Le Mans last June.
Most notable as you approach the car are the vents in the front wings.
Designed to recall the distinctive louvres over the front wings of the
Speed 8, they give the Arnage T an animal quality and are reminiscent of
a shark's gills. Above these vents sits a simple Union Flag badge with
the number '24', in the same style as the 24 used on the Le
Mans-winners' trophy. Also noticeable are the split rim 19in alloy
wheels. Though these have the same basic design as the optional 19in
wheels available on the Arnage T, not only are they standard on the T-24
Mulliner, they are also highly polished to give a much deeper shine.
As you move around the car, you'll notice that the lamp bezels at the
front and rear have their chrome removed to be replaced by body-coloured
inserts. The T-24 can also be clearly identified from the rear, courtesy
of its unique and dominant quartet of exhaust pipe finishers. These
exude purpose and sit beneath a redesigned rear bumper.
Changes to the standard specification are just as extensive inside the
T-24 Mulliner. The dominant theme is carbon-fibre, the same material
from which the chassis and body of the Speed 8 Le Mans winner is built.
Carbon fibre inserts are used in lieu of aluminium for both the
waistrails and facia while the rear picnic tables are also covered in
Other changes include kickplates beneath the doors that now say 'T-24
Mulliner' instead of the standard 'Arnage' legend while the demister
ducts and interior mirror surround now both carry the same colour as the
Exceptionally rare, even by Arnage standards, individually numbered and
recalling the greatest sporting moment in Bentley's recent history, the
Arnage T-24 Mulliner is bound to become one of the most coveted Bentleys
of the modern era.