Thursday, March 26, 2009

Bentley State Limousine Best Car

Bentley State Limousine Best Car
The Bentley State Limousine is an official state car created by Bentley for Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of her Golden Jubilee in 2002.
The vehicle's twin-turbocharged, 6.75-litre V8 Engine has been modified from Bentley's Arnage R version to produce 400 hp (300 kW) and 616 lb·ft (835 N·m) of torque. Maximum speed is 130 mph (209 km/h).The State Limousine is three feet longer than a standard Bentley Arnage, 10 inches (254 mm) taller, and six inches (152.4 mm) wider. It is equipped with broad coach doors that open to the rear almost 90 degrees.

The car has been given armour cladding, a mine-resistant floor, armoured glass[citation needed], and a cabin that can be sealed against a gas attack. These security and safety measures hike the car's weight to almost 4000 kg (8818 lb), and it rides on run-flat tyres.
British textile manufacturer Hield produced the Lambswool Sateen cloth used for the upholstery of the rear seats.

Magna International's UK interior subsidiary, Intier automotive, constructed much of the hand built interior. The tool used to form the interior is still stored by Magna in the UK.
Only two of these exclusive luxurious vehicles were ever built, making it even rarer than the legendary Rolls-Royce Phantom IV, of which only 18 were built, exclusively for royalty and heads of state.

The Bentley is used only on official engagements and, when the Queen is aboard, is always escorted by a covert police vehicle, usually a black Jaguar XJ or dark green Range Rover. Members of the Queen's entourage including royal protection staff travel in a silver Volkswagen Caravelle T5. For non-official journeys, the Queen will usually be driven in an armoured Daimler Super V8, similar to that used by the Prime Minister. On visits to Balmoral and Sandringham House she has also been seen at the wheel of a Land Rover Defender.
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