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 |  Jul 06 2009, 12:30 PM


The folks at U.K.’s CAR magazine have managed a few spy photos of Bentley’s upcoming Arnage successor, but there’s more to the story than just that.

The photo above, as well as several others, were taken inside Bentley’s Crewe headquarters last week and show a finished body, but an interior that is still being worked on.

As for the engine, CAR says to expect the usual 6.75-liter V8 with 550hp and 800 ft-lbs of torque and a top speed around 200 mph. When it debuts the Arnage successor will likely be E85 compliant to help improve fuel-economy. A hybrid version is to be expected down the line.

A permanent all-wheel drive system will be used, a sign that Volkswagen/Audi folks had a lot to do with the ground-up creation of this regal sedan.

As for a name, that continues to be a secret but the car currently goes by the code name Project Kimberley.

Expect pricing to be in the range of £220,000 or $360,000.

[Source: CAR]