You're Too Poor To Afford A Bentley BrooklandsMark Arnold2/11/08 2:30pmFiled to: chicago auto show2008 Chicago Auto Showbentley brooklandsluxury carsBentley41EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkAh yes, the Bentley Brooklands. If you have to ask how much it costs, then you can't afford it. This leather-lined locomotive of an automobile is the essence of what a proper Bentley should be. It's exclusive: only 550 will be built. It's monstrously powerful: the 6.75L twin-turbo V8 makes 550bhp and an absurd 775lb-ft of torque. And since it's based on the old Bentley architecture and not a whored-out Volkswagen platform, it's hand-crafted and handsome too. But don't think that because it's a sleek 2-door that it's not practical, because even your rear-seat passengers have their own doorhandles. In almost every way, this limited-production coupe is the epitome of old-money cool. Pull up to the yacht club in this, and you'll make that Maserati Quattroporte Collezione Cento look downright silly.