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    Bentley Arnage to get Bugatti engine?

    According to some rumours that are on the interwebz, Bentley boss Franz-Josef Paefgen is putting everything at risk to get a W16 Bentley Arnage. The Arnage W16 should first become a showcar, but if the public and press are positive there might even come a production model.
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    DO IT!!!!!!

    Bentley need something extravagant. After all, they are the "sportier" alternative to Rolls Royce.

    and to shut Fleet500 up.
    I'm dropping out to create a company that starts with motorcycles, then cars, and forty years later signs a legendary Brazilian driver who has a public and expensive feud with his French teammate.

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    What's wrong with the V8 ? They pumped in millions recently to let it meet the new demands.. Seems quite a waste to be honest. Im not sure the financial and product planning management will be happy with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingofthering View Post
    Bentley need something extravagant.
    Because having the fastest production sedan in the world and a coupe and convertible that will pass the 200mph mark just isn't good enough. Not to mention a successful racing past and extremely sought-after classic market.
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    Is it going to have a "fast key" ??? loool
    Seems now that not even Bugatti are exempt from this wife swapping party going on in the motor industry !!!
    What next??? A Smart motor in a Bug ??? SmartBug....hmmmmm..quite catchy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drakkie View Post
    What's wrong with the V8 ? They pumped in millions recently to let it meet the new demands.. Seems quite a waste to be honest. Im not sure the financial and product planning management will be happy with this.

    It's less powerful than the W12 in the smaller, less expensive Continental Flying Spur (500 hp vs. 552 hp).

    The idea of a W16 in an Arnage body is mind-boggling, and in a good way.
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    DO IT!! the arnage is already very powerful and very lew fuel efficient. they might be targeting the maybach 62S or the 57S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jorismo View Post
    putting everything at risk
    what is being risked, exactly?
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    Understeer anyone? (Edit- I forgot about 4WD. )

    It's stupid to put the W-16 in the Arnage. It kills the image of the Buggati, which was to create a unique car. Sharing the W-16 would kill the unique-ness VW fought so hard to create. I know VW has W-12 engines and W-8's that share the general shape, but they're still different in the sense that they have less cylinders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy (in VA) View Post
    It's less powerful than the W12 in the smaller, less expensive Continental Flying Spur (500 hp vs. 552 hp).

    The idea of a W16 in an Arnage body is mind-boggling, and in a good way.
    And in a bad way. I don't really like the idea of an Arnage that shares its bore centers with a Golf...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSXType-R View Post
    Understeer anyone? (Edit- I forgot about 4WD. )

    It's stupid to put the W-16 in the Arnage. It kills the image of the Buggati, which was to create a unique car. Sharing the W-16 would kill the unique-ness VW fought so hard to create. I know VW has W-12 engines and W-8's that share the general shape, but they're still different in the sense that they have less cylinders.
    I agree. However, I think VAG is looking to make back some of the untold millions they put into Bugatti. I suspect it won't be the quad turbo version or at least it be be severly de-tuned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSXType-R View Post
    Understeer anyone? (Edit- I forgot about 4WD. )

    It's stupid to put the W-16 in the Arnage. It kills the image of the Buggati, which was to create a unique car. Sharing the W-16 would kill the unique-ness VW fought so hard to create. I know VW has W-12 engines and W-8's that share the general shape, but they're still different in the sense that they have less cylinders.
    Buggati's already dead, man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    Because having the fastest production sedan in the world and a coupe and convertible that will pass the 200mph mark just isn't good enough. Not to mention a successful racing past and extremely sought-after classic market.
    That's my point. They need an outrageous engine that shows off their engineering achievements.
    I'm dropping out to create a company that starts with motorcycles, then cars, and forty years later signs a legendary Brazilian driver who has a public and expensive feud with his French teammate.

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    Sounds good on paper but lets see how it actually turns out, if it happens at all.
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    Why not pop a Weineck Cobra 12,9 litre in there, or is that too Anglo Am???lol
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