100 Years of Bentley:
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100 Years of Bentley
Bentley is one among Britain’s best motoring marques. The winged B badge is internationally well-known: it adorns a few of the world’s best and quickest automobiles, steeped in additional than 100 years of historical past.
W.O. Bentley educated as a railway engineer, however was excited by the potential of the motor automotive because it regularly gained acceptance instantly earlier than the First World Conflict. After racing and bettering French DFP automobiles, and his wartime work on aero engines, he arrange an organization bearing his personal identify in Cricklewood in 1919. The automobiles he constructed have been quick, revolutionary and impeccably made.
The design of the primary 3 Litre automotive was refined and tailored to supply the 6½ Litre, 4½ Litre, the well-known supercharged 4½ Litre ‘Blower’ and the 8 Litre – an enormous limousine that was a critical rival for the most effective that Rolls-Royce might supply. However regardless of the on-track successes of the ‘Bentley Boys’, and the standard of the automobiles Bentley constructed for the street, the corporate struggled to make a revenue.
W.O. Bentley on the wheel of a single-seater DFP automobile on the Brooklands racing circuit in Surrey.
The Glory Years
Velocity Six received the Le Mans 24-hours in 1929 and repeated the feat in 1930.
Disaster and Rescue
W.O. Bentley’s personal firm automotive – a 1932 8 Litre with a saloon physique made by H.J. Mulliner.
The type and ethos of the pre Second World Conflict Embiricos automotive influenced the Bentley Continentals that may comply with later.
By the mid-Sixties the automobiles that have been rising from Crewe – the Bentley S3 saloon and Continental, and the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III – have been starting to look quaint.
R For Revival
The Continental R was based mostly on the Turbo R’s engine and working gear, nevertheless it boasted a spectacular new physique.
From Vickers to Volkswagen
The Hunaudières idea automotive of 1999 was developed in simply six months. It was based mostly on the Lamborghini Diablo VT.
Again to Le Mans
Allan McNish within the Audi R8 throughout a 98-lap race at Silverstone in Might 2000. McNish and his co-driver Rinaldo Capello went on to take third place.
Writer : White Lion Publishing (October 1, 2019)
Language : English
Hardcover : 240 pages
ISBN-10 : 1781319154
ISBN-13 : 978-1781319154
Merchandise Weight : 4.9 kilos
Dimensions : 10.45 x 1.4 x 12.85 inches
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