In 1992, the first vehicle with the Bentley Brooklands name was introduced. It was a 4-door saloon that included a 6.75-litre V8 engine. Design-wise the vehicle very closely resembled Bentley models of the era. It sported an angular desing theme, for which the brand was known for.
It wasn’t the most exciting Bentley ever produced, however it did offer the same level of luxury as the brand’s other models. The original Brooklands remained in production until 1998, after which it was discontinued. It wasn’t until the late 2000’s that the name has re-emerged in the form of the 2008 Bentley Brooklands. The 2-door coupe looked nothing like the original Brooklands, however its unique, original desing has definitely impressed.
Having appeared at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show, the vehicle entered production a year later. It featured a powerful 6.75-litre Bentley L Series twin-turbocharged V8 engine capable of producing 530 brake horsepower.
The vehicle was reportedly capable of reaching a top speed of 183.9 mph (296 km/h). It had a limited production run and in the end only 550 units were built between 2008 and 2011. Having looked at both vehicle we kind of feel like the 2008 Brooklands was a little more unique however due to the fact that both cars were so different it would be impossible to pick a favourite.
Let us know what you think. Do you prefer the 1992 Brooklands or the 2008 one?