2010 Bentley Azure T - Car and Driver

Of all the cars on the market today that need to muscle up, Bentley’s $342,000 land yacht, the palatial Azure convertible, definitely isn’t one of them. With some 450 horsepower and a prodigious 645 lb-ft of torque available from its twin-turbocharged 6. 8-liter V-8, the base Azure can hit 60 mph in 5. 6 seconds, a figure that is in no need of improvement, frankly. In reality, customers interested in fast Bentleys probably aren’t looking at Azures , not with the far faster, far more agile Continental GT/GTC in the same showroom. The more prestigious Azure’s appeal, on the other hand, stems from its inexorable snob factor and old-world opulence—both attributes best savored at relaxed speeds. Indeed, we speculate most Azures will share garage space with a pricey sports car or two that satiate the owner’s occasional need for speed, and thus the likelihood of any Azure T getting tail-happy on a twisty road, or, heaven forbid, hustling... Output is mighty impressive at 500 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque, which, according to Bentley, affords a 0-to-60-mph time of 5. 2 seconds, and a top speed that rises from an already lofty 171 mph to 179 mph. Source: www.caranddriver.com