The premium sound system is made by Alpine and is hidden behind a manually operated folding walnut door. It has only two knobs and a few push buttons. There's a wireless remote control that resides in the drivers door pocket when not in use. Sound quality was incredible, but imaging was slightly off, perhaps due to the placement of the mid-bass so far away from the tweeters. Again, a very minor complaint and almost not worth mentioning.
Finally, what ultra-luxury vehicle would be complete without a navigation system? The Arnage R answers the call with a dash mounted, motorized LCD screen that elegantly raises or lowers itself from the top of the dash. There's a DVD player and six-disc CD changer for those who require entertainment while driving.
The twin-turbo charged, 6.75 liter pushrod operated V8 loves to be pushed. It was shocking to feel this vehicle accelerate like it did - with 600+ foot-pounds of torque available at 3000 rpm, there's little that will stop the Bentley from going where it wants to go.
The smaller, Garrett T3 turbo chargers increase throttle response and eliminate virtually any turbo lag (which is common in traditional single turbo charged V8's). When you mash the gas, there's no waiting - you simply go! And go, and go and go.
With all of that power on tap (0 to 60 comes in less than 6 seconds, according to Bentley), you'd think the 5,700lb vehicle would be a bear to stop or turn. Wrong on both accounts.
The Bentley Arnage R handles like a car 1/2 its size. It swallows up corners like only a canyon carver can, and it brakes like a sports car thanks to large, 13.7" front disc brakes and equally large 13.5" rear discs.