Bentley Azure 1996-97

Notes: This is a luxury convertible sports car meant only for the very rich, as denoted by its price. It is a very strong, very-heavily-built car with a powerful engine that is limited only by the high weight of the Azure. It was built by Bentley with help from the Italian automobile designer Sergio Pininfarina, and is based on the Bentley Continental. Virtually every luxury known to man can be found on the Azure, like most Bentley cars. Strangely enough, a radio is not included as standard issue on the Azure, though a CD changer/player and a cassette player are included, as are a cell phone and a built in laptop computer. This car also has night vision, and the late-model Bentleys were some of the first civilian vehicles to include it, with a thermal camera in the radiator grill and a mirror that flashes a view from the camera onto the windshield, similar to a HUD in a modern fighter aircraft. The Azure, like all Bentleys, is largely hand-made to the requirements of a specific buyer and is made mostly of cast iron and steel. Despite its heavy construction, the Azure is quite agile and very responsive in turns, parking, passing, and some more unorthodox maneuvers. The downside of the Azure, like all Bentleys, is that it requires a great deal of maintenance to operate properly, the parts are expensive and difficult to find, and the engine require premium fuel.

Twilight 2000 Notes: This was one of the last Bentley cars built before the November Nuclear Strikes.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$27,120

G, A

325 kg

2.61 tons

1+3

3

Thermal Imaging

Open

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

836/167

195/38

114

172

Stnd

W(2)

HF2 HS1 HR1

Bentley Brooklands 1993-97

Notes: This Bentley, based on a racecar chassis and engine, was named after a Northern Ireland racetrack. It replaced the Mulsanne in production, and is basically a middle of the line Bentley offering. It features ample interior room and a great deal of luxuries and accessories. Basically, most of the luxuries that can be found on civilian cars, as well as some more luxuries not normally found on civilian vehicles, can be found on the Brooklands. Later models have more stuff. The mechanisms of the Brooklands are largely computer controlled and offer precise control over functions. Unfortunately, it is not a fast car, nor is it particularly maneuverable, as both the suspension and engine are downgraded over its racecar roots. Handling can be rather sluggish, in fact. And, as with most Bentleys, it takes a great deal of time and money to take care of.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

1993-95

$22,320

G, A

425 kg

2.47 tons

1+4

2

Passive IR

Open

1996-97

$26,320

G, A

425 kg

2.47 tons

1+4

2

Thermal Imaging

Open

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

702/140

160/33

108

134

Stnd

W(2)

HF2 HS1 HR1

Bentley Continental 1993-97

Notes: This is the Bentley equivalent of a luxury sports coupe. The Continental comes in two versions, the R model and the T model; the main difference is the higher torque and lower horsepower in the R and the lower torque and higher horsepower of the T. Both engines are thirsty V-8s requiring premium fuel for proper operation. The Continental has the nicest interiors of the Bentleys, with extremely high quality leather, plush, comfortable seats, wood trim, and well-placed, ergonomic controls. The leather seats and the carpets are unfortunately very hard to clean, with most stains not coming out even with professional help. Despite the Continentalís size and weight, it handles more like a Porsche or a Jaguar that is much lighter and smaller. And the luxury level is extreme.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

385 hp V-8, 1993-95

$23,120

G, A

420 kg

2.45 tons

1+3

2

Passive IR

Open

400 hp V-8, 1993-95

$24,120

G, A

420 kg

2.46 tons

1+3

2

Passive IR

Open

385 hp V-8, 1996-97

$27,120

G, A

420 kg

2.45 tons

1+3

2

Thermal Imaging

Open

400 hp V-8, 1996-97

$28,120

G, A

420 kg

2.46 tons

1+3

2

Thermal Imaging

Open

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

385 hp V-8

886/177

205/40

108

172

Stnd

W(2)

HF2 HS1 HR1

400 hp V-8

914/183

210/43

108

178

Stnd

W(2)

HF2 HS1 HR1

Bentley Mulsanne 1987-92

Notes: This is Bentleyís previous mainline model, replaced by the Brooklands. Luxury is similar to the Brooklands, but less, as some items were not available in the time period that the Mulsanne was offered. Things like night vision and cell phones are not standard on the Mulsanne, though many owners added them when they became available. However, the Mulsanne features a very good suspension that makes handling very nimble, and is also constructed partially from light alloy construction that makes the Mulsanne very light (for a Bentley). The engine used has similar power to the Brooklands.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$9,120

G, A

405 kg

2.35 tons

1+4

2

Headlights

Open

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

922/184

215/43

104

172

Stnd

W(2)

HF2 HS1 HR1

Bentley Turbo 1993-97

Notes: This is the Bentley sedan counterpart to the Continental. It features all the luxuries, accessories, and conveniences of the Continental in a larger, family-sized package, and the only thing it lacks is the Continental Tís 400 horsepower engine. It does, however, have a GPS system and mapping software for its internal computer, and in addition has a system similar to the On-Star system in some US cars. This is one of the best performing of the Bentleys, but also one of the least reliable; monthly repair shop visits and repair bills of up to 10% of the carís cost per year are common. Handling is similar to that of a sports car.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

1993-95

$33,120

G, A

450 kg

2.47 tons

1+4

4

Passive IR

Open

1996-97

$37,120

G, A

450 kg

2.47 tons

1+4

4

Thermal Imaging

Open

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

852/170

195/40

108

166

Stnd

W(2)

HF2 HS1 HR1