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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Bentley Rapier Spotted Again

When I wrote a detailed article on Bentley Rapier built for the Royal Family of Brunei, I received a comment on the post from 'smellielli' that said, 'This car 'lives' on my road. Absolutely love it. Pass it every day!!'

Well one cheeky Bentley Spotter happened to walk down smllielli's street and took a happy snap of the Bentley Rapier through the gate.

The house is presumed to be owned by His Royal Highness Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei.

A total of 6 Bentley Rapiers were build presumably on a modified Continental R chassis with a unique 4 door body.

From the VIN numbers it indicated that the Rapier has a 6.75 Litre V8 single Garrett turbocharger non-catalyst engine, and has twin air bags and is right hand drive.

Now here is again a unique sight. Apparently the below rendering was used in the design consultation process of the car.

Upon seeing this rendering, I would have said build me six as well!

I have serious reservations on the authenticity of this rendering, but am posting it anyway because it is so amazing. The Flying B on the bonnet is the new design B that came out only a couple of years ago, and was not around when this car was made that I know of. But maybe I am looking at it in too much detail.

According to one article, the car is estimated to have cost around £3 million per car to design and construct.

Simply amazing to see such a unique Bentley. Very rare Bentley Spotting.

Pictures (tigerkoi from Pistonheads & Render from anonymous)

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At 1:53 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

that flying B is old, its not a new design

At 8:52 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

is it? or is it the more round flying B?

At 9:38 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tigerkoi here....when I saw it, I just couldn't understand what it was! Wished I could have got more up close piccies but we'll see...


At 9:07 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have also seen this car in that house and wondered what it is - and now I know !


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