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Large coupe: Bentley Brooklands
Large coupe: Bentley Brooklands
Starting price: From $340,990
Power: 6.7-liter, 550-hp V-8
2nd place : Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe
3rd place: BMW M6

Bentley wins for its ability to craft a car that is exclusive to the extreme, -- only 550 will ever be built -- graceful in its grand proportions and flashy yet not overly ostentatious. It requires 660 man-hours to build one, and one man one month to match and finish the wood veneers alone.

The performance is no less to-the-manor-born: the 530-hp V-8 is the most powerful eight-cylinder Bentley has ever brought to market. The engine produces a jaw-dropping 774-ft lb of torque -- which produces what Bentley engineers rightly describe as a tidal wave of power.

NEXT: Small sedan: Audi RS4

Last updated July 01 2008: 11:45 AM ET
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