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Bentley Turbo RT (LWB)
1998 - 1999



Number manufactured

My own counting: 250
Some other sources: 216 and 252.

First and last chassis number

First chassis number: SCBZP23C6WCX66006 (1998).
Last chassis number: SCBZP24E9XCX66583 (1999).

Dimensions, kerb weight, performance

The same dimensions as the Bentley Turbo R LWB.

Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h

6.2 seconds

Top speed

155 mph, 250 km/h

Characteristics and peculiarities

Backgrounds of this model
- The Bentley Turbo RT is the successor of the Bentley Turbo R LWB (Long wheelbase).
- The Bentley Turbo RT is standard a Long wheelbase edition. The Short wheelbase was not listed by the factory but could still be bought as a special order. Therefore the short edition was called the Bentley Turbo RT SWB (Short wheelbase).
- The Turbo RT is a Turbo R which features the Continental T's power train.
- The Turbo RT aimed at motorists who could have been swayed by the Ferrari, and, in particular, those used to Mercedes limousines and BMW L models. The Turbo RT was aimed at a particular niche in the market and is unique inasmuch that the factory did not produce any publicity material for it.

General characteristics
- Engine with 400 bhp, 590 lb ft at 2100 rpm.
- Mesh grille.
- Body coloured bumpers with chrome finishers and body coloured lower lip, together with mesh inserts to match the car's mesh grille.
- Headlamps surrounds in body colour.
- New ergonomically designed thicker steering wheel rim.
- 5 spoke17 inch aluminium alloy wheels and low-profile tyres.

Production and chassis numbers

Identification of the model in the chassis number
The chassis number of a Bentley Turbo RT has:
- the letter B on the third position
- the letter P on the fifth position
- a number between 66006 and 66497 (model year 1998)
- a number between 66510 and 66583 (model year 1999)

Further details about the production and the chassis numbers
- In 1998 the numbers of the following models are mixed within the same series of numbers: Silver Spirit, Silver Spur, Silver Dawn, Bentley Turbo RT, Bentley Turbo RT SWB, Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner, Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner SWB, Bentley Brooklands R, Bentley Brooklands R LWB. Besides that the Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner has a number series of its own.
- In 1999 the numbers of the following models are mixed within the same series of numbers: Silver Spirit, Silver Spur, Bentley Turbo RT, Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner, Bentley Brooklands R LWB.

Series of numbers and unused numbers
- The numbers 66434 - 66471 and 66473 - 66496 within model year 1998 have not been used.
- The numbers 66499 and 66500 between the model years 1998 and 1999 have not been used.

Numbers LHD / RHD

Left-hand drive

Right-hand drive

Model year

Number

% (p yr)

Number

% (p yr)

Total

1998

43

18%

202

82%

245

1999

5

100%

0

0%

5

Total

48

19%

202

81%

250

Some chassis numbers

Model year 1998 is not listed below.

Model year 1999
SCBZP22E0XCX66510
SCBZP22E2XCX66511
SCBZP22E1XCX66516
SCBZP24E7XCX66582
SCBZP24E9XCX66583



Bentley Turbo RT, model year 1998, press photos
(picture above and pictures below).















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