The Bentley Turbo R Was the Flagship Bentley 30 Years Ago

2. 01. 2020
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The Bentley Turbo R was the flagship Bentley from 30 years ago. Today I'm reviewing this 1990 Bentley Turbo R to show you what it was like to drive the ultimate Bentley three decades ago. I'm also going to show you all the quirks and features of the Turbo R, and I drive the Bentley Turbo R to show you what it's like on the road.
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  • 30 years ago is modern

    Mr GormsbyMr GormsbyPřed 27 dny
  • My 89 firebird had keyless entry IDIOT

    Mark GibsonMark GibsonPřed 29 dny
  • Why didn’t you review the jaguar xk

    Edwi SebastianEdwi SebastianPřed měsícem
  • How much price right now?.

    john lenonjohn lenonPřed měsícem
  • I have carefully observed you for the last 6 months and have never seen you wearing a mask. That pretty much tells me that you are a likely Trump supporter. Im unsubscribing.

    Michael Puder RamirezMichael Puder RamirezPřed měsícem
  • Stuffing the awards into a cheap cardboard box certainly complements the car ever so beautifully.

    Piotr TerpiłowskiPiotr TerpiłowskiPřed měsícem
  • Atm im bidding on it, in Forza horizon 4, wish me luck

    MaksMaksPřed měsícem
  • (*﹏*;)

    Jeff SipesJeff SipesPřed měsícem
  • CEO of saying shit the most long -winded, unnecessary, thorough, possible way, all in the name of view time and Ad Revenue.

    YouTubesShitSorterYouTubesShitSorterPřed měsícem
  • Bentley was bought by RR in 1931. VW bought Rolls Royce from Vickers, a nationalised former establishment engineering firm, in 1998. BMW sort of prised RR away from VW using the fact that they supplied the engines. So now it seems that when capitalism fails the Tory government nationalises (u turn) the capitalists favourite cars, whilst we plebs have to drive Austin Allegros, and even though we won the war and actually got VW started in the first place, they have the audacity to buy our national pride marque. Next thing you know the Indians will buy Jaguar and the Chinese will get hold of MG or similar such nonsense! Ummmm!

    Stephen BrookesStephen BrookesPřed měsícem
  • Love Doug's Vids. I feel compelled to say that on both this vid and the RR Shadow vid that he failed to mention the self emptying ashtray!

    Stephen BrookesStephen BrookesPřed měsícem
    • Not really.

      Jinn GenieJinn GeniePřed měsícem
  • Preview of the luxury to come haha

    asd asdasd asdPřed měsícem
  • I won this car in forza horizon 4! Never drove it though lmao

    Zach DZach DPřed měsícem
  • When Doug starts jumping like 5 from Umbrella Acadamy 9:35

    Chrisis 588Chrisis 588Před měsícem
  • Hang on. 0 TO 60 IN HIGH 6 SECS? That is fast even today. Whats fast to you? 3 secs?

    taketimeout2taketimeout2Před měsícem
  • Wish the steering wheel didn't have that cover kind of a buzz kill

    B MB MPřed měsícem
  • One other thing of note . Windows don't go all the way down to prevent passengers from resting their arms on the wood trim .

    Bill ReaBill ReaPřed měsícem
    • Rubbish

      Jinn GenieJinn GeniePřed měsícem
  • Why did he caress that filthy ass carpet 🤢

    271 Represent271 RepresentPřed měsícem
  • diug,s pronunciation is so strong he makes it seem like its not his first language, and he must have watched cartoons of sylvester and tweety pie to learn it.

    micheal matthewsmicheal matthewsPřed měsícem
  • This car is disgusting. So very naff.

    Liberty&NoninterventionLiberty&NoninterventionPřed 2 měsíci
  • This car and the Countach were the top of my auto bucket list back in the late 80's. Buy lotsa mineral oil if you buy one !

    John PickJohn PickPřed 2 měsíci
    • Why?

      Jinn GenieJinn GeniePřed měsícem
  • 12:35 So..... What the hell was the colour coded leather square on the back of the driver's headrest?

    SiRobbSiRobbPřed 2 měsíci
  • 2:55 "This car has a remote key which would have been unheard of in 1990." A £5000 Renault Clio and a ton of other cars had remote central locking in 1990. Mostly French.

    SiRobbSiRobbPřed 2 měsíci
  • $30K for a Bentley sounds like a bargain ... until something breaks. Be warned, the maintenance costs for this car are *colossal* if you maintain it properly. The good news is that Bentley still make spare parts for this (yes, 30 years on) but the bad news is that they're hideously expensive. That's before you factor in labour costs. Insurance is another headache. People buying one of these cars with their eyes open, expect the insurance to be substantially more than the insurance for something like a Nissan Micra. But Americans probably aren't being asked to pay a four figure sum to insure a Nissan Micra, and are therefore starting from a lower base. Here in the UK, where insurance is utterly penal, even a Nissan Micra attracts silly premiums, and a Bentley Turbo R would cost as much as a small warship to insure. Even if you're not in the insurance premium hell that is the UK, expect insurance for this car to be fairly painful to endure. Another factor to take into account - if you live in a city with congestion charges in force, they'll be expensive when applied to one of these. Take this car into central London, and the congestion charge will be eye watering. Do your research on congestion charges in big cities in North America, and add these to the ownership costs if you live near a congestion charge enforcement zone. If in future, carbon taxes are levied in addition, this car will be in the super tax bracket. My advice is to spend time becoming an accredited Bentley mechanic before taking this on. You'll save big money on your own purchase if you do, and you can finance your own purchase servicing others. :) If you go into this with your eyes open,. knowing in advance that it's going to be a wallet melter par excellence, but you're prepared to live with that, you can have a lot of fun with one of these. Just make sure you *are* prepared for it to drain your bank account at a furious rate before diving in.

    CalilasseiaCalilasseiaPřed 2 měsíci
    • Rubbish. My 96 car costs around £140/year to insure. If you don't know what you're talking about best stay silent.

      Jinn GenieJinn GeniePřed měsícem
  • Damn I wish more cars had that Lower/Upper Temperature split

    Kearney KaktusKearney KaktusPřed 2 měsíci
  • Doug, do you think the one you drove still has a 0-60 of 6.7 sec? that's not bad for such a huge car of the era!

    John BussiereJohn BussierePřed 2 měsíci
  • I'm sorry, I'm halfway paying attention but DID YOU SEE THAT ACCELERATOR PEDAL?! HOLY HECK!

    Josef GordonJosef GordonPřed 2 měsíci
  • 4:40 1. That was during prehistoric times 2. "Technology"? That started in about 2010... 3. Back in prehistoric times with Jesus, the most "advanced" option was probably power mirrors, windows, door locks. So of course they'd spend all their time and energy into other areas of the car

    Paul SonPaul SonPřed 2 měsíci
  • I will buy this car over any modern car. This is real luxury.

    Arun KarthaArun KarthaPřed 2 měsíci
  • Sir you are not alone

    John MairJohn MairPřed 2 měsíci
  • Buy a house or a car. 30 years later the car is worth like 10k and the house atleast didn't go down and probably whent up like crazy.

    Hannes productionsHannes productionsPřed 2 měsíci
  • Participation trophies. 😂 best line ever.

    Keevaro Rynn'larKeevaro Rynn'larPřed 2 měsíci
  • Who came here from Forza?

    Aslam BatchaAslam BatchaPřed 2 měsíci
  • "30 Years Ago" Me: Thinks it's from the 70s Doug: This is a 1990 Bentley Turbo R Me: Uh?

    GtoFan123GtoFan123Před 2 měsíci
  • Could you test the Version with the BOSCH carburetors? 1980 to 1986? That would be interesting... TURBO R, not the Mulsanne - that is of poor power... Or check the later version with the ZYTEC injection which has even more power and a much better fuel economy. Different topic: One has to mention the temparature of the engine of the TURBO R. It is such a big, powerfull engine, one needs the air-conditioning because it reflecting heat is that high. ;-)

    JehrichifyJehrichifyPřed 2 měsíci
    • None of these cars had Bosch carbs and the Turbo version was not even released until 1983 year cars.

      Jinn GenieJinn GeniePřed měsícem
  • That millennial joke though

    Jaden WrightJaden WrightPřed 2 měsíci
  • Cant wait to drive this in Forza Horizon 4

    Young KYoung KPřed 3 měsíci
    • 😃

      MitchCactusMitchCactusPřed 2 měsíci
    • Ok

      Scott BScott BPřed 2 měsíci
  • imagine having a 6.75L turbocharged engine that makes as much horsepower as a naturally aspirated chrysler V6

    idkwuisp 76idkwuisp 76Před 3 měsíci
    • Ever heard of torque?

      Jinn GenieJinn GeniePřed měsícem
  • I absolutely loved these cars back in the day. The ultimate and most rare version if the RT Mulliner. It's a unearthly looking thing to behold.

    Marcusjj1973Marcusjj1973Před 3 měsíci
  • Quality 6/10? Have a word!

    Toby BovingdonToby BovingdonPřed 3 měsíci
    • muricans have been raised for generations to accept nothing more than average. De Muro is proof of that.

      Jinn GenieJinn GeniePřed měsícem
  • Stick around kiddo and you might learn to judge a 30 year car by modern standards one day.!

    Simon ThameSimon ThamePřed 3 měsíci
  • Cool car!

    Beun007Beun007Před 3 měsíci
  • There's a small leather covered square box on the back of the passengers seat headrest. What is it for?

    paul sehstedtpaul sehstedtPřed 3 měsíci
  • You could use the glove box for a picnic table

    Luke WilsonLuke WilsonPřed 4 měsíci
  • Did people drive these themselves or were they chauffeured in them.

    Still SearchingStill SearchingPřed 4 měsíci
    • Driven mostly.

      Jinn GenieJinn GeniePřed měsícem
  • Looks like something an old Disney villain would drive

    J_m_ValentínJ_m_ValentínPřed 4 měsíci
  • 9.35 "and next up in the interior" looks like 3 demons took control for a second.

    K1LER360K1LER360Před 4 měsíci
  • I'm surprised Doug didn't mention the "manufactured by Rolls-Royce plaque" at 3:28. Bentley and rolls used to be "one", and that is certainly a quirk!!!!

    Corbin AmayaCorbin AmayaPřed 4 měsíci
  • Kinda funny how Muricans talks like 0-60 in 10 sec is slow... Pretty much all normal cars everywhere BUT America does 0-60 in 10 seconds, its the norm. In Europe especially, Muricans are so spoiled with their 0-60 in 7 second minivans... Wonder whats gonna happen when you eventually have to follow emission regulations lik every other country, America`s emission laws are non existent compared to Europe.

    TGN -INACTIVE- new YT is GamingNorwegian REVIVEDTGN -INACTIVE- new YT is GamingNorwegian REVIVEDPřed 4 měsíci
    • The US invented emission legislation.

      Jinn GenieJinn GeniePřed měsícem
  • 5:08 OMG Alien LAUGHING ALIEN!!!

    AbadesAbadesPřed 5 měsíci
  • 19:00 is that a fuel pressure regulator with the vacuum hose chopped off?

    Yue FanYue FanPřed 5 měsíci
  • What are those beige squares, one on the passenger side of the center stack, and another behind the passenger headrest?

    Yue FanYue FanPřed 5 měsíci
  • Features 3/10... After saying how well equipped it is.. 6/10 for Quality. Really ?! Respectfully, Couldn’t disagree any more !

    Mr MoffMr MoffPřed 5 měsíci
  • Better with no sound

    Scott CarrollScott CarrollPřed 5 měsíci
  • I think they call it Veneer not just wood.. :)

    anemal100anemal100Před 5 měsíci
    • Better than solid wood for many reasons.

      Jinn GenieJinn GeniePřed měsícem
  • But you did live 30 years ago.

    ErikErikPřed 5 měsíci
  • It is a Beautiful Automobile!!! 👍👍

    Henry PancakeHenry PancakePřed 6 měsíci
  • It’s so beautiful

    JerSeattle 07JerSeattle 07Před 6 měsíci
  • The Bentley Mulsanne Turbo came before the Bentley Turbo R. The R stood for road holding.

    Chris AliChris AliPřed 6 měsíci
  • It is identical to Rolls Royce Silver Spur which are reviewed 3 years back.

    IndranIndranPřed 6 měsíci
  • You’re not correct about the base models. The Mulsanne wasn’t the base model the Turbo R was in production- it was far up their product line in 1980 when it was introduced, then replaced by the Mulsanne Turbo in 1984, a model so premium that it was James Bond’s car of choice in two of the novels from that period. The Turbo R (R for roadholding) was introduced a couple of years later as a stiffer, sportier version of the Mulsanne Turbo, and by the time your car was made it had replaced it. The Bentley Eight was the base / entry level model, then the Brooklands.

    John SmithJohn SmithPřed 7 měsíci
  • I can’t believe the seatbelts aren’t wooden or leather wrapped. I mean, how cheap they were making this car!

    That PersonThat PersonPřed 7 měsíci
  • 🔥🔥🔥🔥 🏁🏁🏁interesting race🏎️🏎️🏎️ 0:41 🧡🔥 👇👇👇👇🔥

    John LloydJohn LloydPřed 8 měsíci
  • Doug the type of guy to bust a nut and say hmmm that’s a interesting quirk

    Grand MarbleGrand MarblePřed 8 měsíci
  • I really like old cars but crazy to see how cars have evolved since then and how people saying it was better before are wrong...

    Flo 34Flo 34Před 9 měsíci
  • 11:04 Yes it's in a leather pouch, but you didn't mention that it also appears to be lined with silk!

    Andy SedgleyAndy SedgleyPřed 9 měsíci
  • Im Germany you find some Turbo R for under 15.000€ (~16300$)

    Joshua S.Joshua S.Před 9 měsíci
  • What vanity.

    BorisW150BorisW150Před 9 měsíci
  • This

    abcD DamianabcD DamianPřed 9 měsíci
  • Just by looking at the side view, I want this car in this exact color. WHO DO I SELL MY SOUL TO?

    Dimeji OgunrantiDimeji OgunrantiPřed 9 měsíci
  • Haha at millennial participation trophy joke. First good one you've made in a while

    KurkKurkPřed 9 měsíci
  • 90s cars are 20 years old I don't care what other people say

    MarioMarioPřed 9 měsíci
  • Opala bonito 😎

    IgorIgorPřed 9 měsíci
  • Your car is made of wood - Luxury. Your car is made of Carbon Fibre - Sports. Your car is made of plastic - Cheap. Your car is made of Zinc, Aluminium, Magnesium - Showy. Your car is made of Stainless steel - Crappy English or Russian ^_^

    BurntFaceManBurntFaceManPřed 9 měsíci
  • "Hello, welcome to Swift Dodge! May I show you a new Dodge Neon?" "No thank you, I'm looking for a Bentley Turbo R."

    skwerlkingskwerlkingPřed 9 měsíci
    • No in 1990 they’d be showing you a Shadow

      Matt SchmudeMatt SchmudePřed 14 dny
  • Zici ca e casa sa moara baiatu meu.

    MariusMariusPřed 9 měsíci
  • Doug, though I enjoy all of your review of these vehicles, pointing out their various quirks and features, why when you road test them, don't you ever lock the driver's door. While it's commendable that you always fasten your seatbelt, leaving the door unlocked, leaves you vunerable to the door opening in a side impact collision, and exposing you to possibly severe physical injury, and defeating the purpose of the side impact airbags. Not to mention the "embarassment" that might occur if the door were to open when making a right turn, if it isn't securely latched. This happened to me many years ago, in a company owned vehicle, when making a right turn onto a busy urban street, during afternoon rush hour. Funny now, not so amusing then!

    James BoardmanJames BoardmanPřed 9 měsíci
    • @byteme9718 Not nonsense, the truth. If I hadn't been wearing a seatbelt, I would have been ejected from the vehicle. Cars doors can, and do, pop open in side impact collisions, with occupants being ejected from the vehicle. It happened to my mother, when our vehicle was broadsided by another vehicle which had run a stop sign. My mother was ejected from our car, striking her skull on the pavement, resulting in a brain injury, and permanent physical disability. I was a toddler at the time, and had fallen asleep on her lap. I escaped unharmed, as I slid off her lap, onto the floorboard of our car, when she was ejected.

      James BoardmanJames BoardmanPřed 3 měsíci
  • 13:22 : oh that's where you eat your grey poupon at.

    mst3kanitamst3kanitaPřed 9 měsíci
  • I feel bad for all the cows who needlessly died to make this jalopy

    John RuscianoJohn RuscianoPřed 9 měsíci
  • Haha I drive a manual 6 series bmw. Cool that Doug thinks it's rare or somthing.

    Chance PrewittChance PrewittPřed 9 měsíci
  • Where did Doug get his Rich Person voice he uses, and why the heck does he think Rich People sound like that?

    Michael EilersMichael EilersPřed 9 měsíci
  • whats that box on the back of the right head rest ?

    Khaled ZaierKhaled ZaierPřed 10 měsíci
  • Cool! Killed it!

    CipherCipherPřed 10 měsíci
  • Doug how old are you in 1990 ?

    malintha tcmalintha tcPřed 10 měsíci
  • where is the GPS light

    malintha tcmalintha tcPřed 10 měsíci
  • The "oil" you are referring to is for mineral oil, and not engine oil. It is used in the braking system.

    Scott DallimoreScott DallimorePřed 10 měsíci
  • That remote lock unlock doesn't look much of a bentley

    Etyere PetyereEtyere PetyerePřed 10 měsíci
  • Doug is the type of guy to tell his psychologist about the childhood night terrors of becoming a game show host.

    Evan TurnauEvan TurnauPřed 10 měsíci
  • high 6sec is very very fast for that time, fyi camry does 13 to 14 sec during that era not 10sec in that era any car does 8 to 10 sec is quite fast ..

    TIM CheouTIM CheouPřed 10 měsíci
  • I always feel 1990’s Bentley cars resemble 1990’s Rolls-Royces as the Silver Spur resembles the Turbo R... 👇🏾 Like if you agree

    Palma123Palma123Před 10 měsíci
    • byteme9718 yeah probably 😒😒

      Palma123Palma123Před 9 měsíci
  • “Roof” is correct.

    qicleqiclePřed 10 měsíci
  • This car needs mo powah baby I would get this car and put a modified LS in it... hell of a ride then

    larry Zeldinlarry ZeldinPřed 10 měsíci
  • What a beauty . You would need lots of money to service it though ,Maybe?What I do not understand is him saying for such a high end car ,WHY will reliability be a problem ? Surely LOW end cars are unreliable ,no?Giving a 30 year old car 2/10 for styling is also rather stupid . That is why the Doug scores ACTUALLY mean NOTHING . Think about what I said.

    738polarbear738polarbearPřed 10 měsíci
  • Yep the horn bit was interesting...

    Peter HemsleyPeter HemsleyPřed 10 měsíci
  • did doug just went out of his way and bought like 10 trophies just to make a joke on us millennials? wow

    DD JohnsonDD JohnsonPřed 10 měsíci
  • had a neighbor up the street with a red one of those growing up... love the dual horn

    Erik MorgensternErik MorgensternPřed 10 měsíci
  • This car is amazing. But the steering wheel not being tan or wood just looks too normal.

    Aden AnthonyAden AnthonyPřed 10 měsíci
    • @byteme9718 well I know that but it sticks out like a sore thumb

      Aden AnthonyAden AnthonyPřed 3 měsíci
  • Corks means "outer part". Features means a "distant aspect of something"

    Ford OrionFord OrionPřed 10 měsíci
  • Adverts, forced to watch adverts at the beginning, OUCH!.

    Graggle5Graggle5Před 10 měsíci
  • I imagine one of these in Brazil KKKK

    João MarceloJoão MarceloPřed 10 měsíci