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  Bentley Speed 8
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:2003
Numbers built:5 (2 never raced)
Designed by:Peter Elleray for Bentley
Predecessor:Bentley EXP Speed 8
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 16, 2013
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Engine
Configuration 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 3,995 cc / 243.8 cu in
Bore / Stroke 87.0 mm (3.4 in) / 84.0 mm (3.3 in)
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Direct Fuel Injection
Aspiration Twin Turbos
Power 615 bhp / 459 KW
Torque 800 Nm / 590 ft lbs
BHP/Liter 154 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body carbon composite panels
Chassis carbon fibre monocoque
Front suspension double unequal length wishbones, push-rod actuated torsion bars and telescopic shock absorbers
Rear suspension double unequal length wishbones, push-rod actuated coil springs and telescopic shock absorbers
Steering rack-and-pinion, power assisted
Brakes ventilated carbon ceramic discs, all-round
Gearbox Bentley / Xtrac 6 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 900 kilo / 1,984 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,640 mm (182.7 in) / 1,990 mm (78.3 in) / N/A
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,740 mm (107.9 in) / N/A / N/A
Fuel tank 90 Litre (23.8 Gallon US / 19.8 Gallon Imperial)
Wheels (fr/r) 12.25 x 18 / 13 x 18

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.68 bhp / kg
Top Speed 350 km/h (217 mph)

Race history
Major wins
2003 24 Hours of Le Mans (Guy Smith / Tom Kristensen / Rinaldo Capello in 004/5)

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  Article Image gallery (58) Chassis (3) Specifications