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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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Chassis: 004/1
Built in January of 2003, this was the first of five Speed 8 chassis built. Following extensive test sessions, it made its competition debut at the Sebring 12 Hours. Piloted by Tom Kristensen, Dindo Capello and Guy Smith, it qualified second and eventually finished the race in fourth. Its next outing was the official test at Le Mans where it set the fastest time. For the race it was replaced by chassis 004/5; the eventual winner. Not raced again, it was demonstrated in its Le Mans test colours at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed where the tenth anniversary of Bentley's 1-2 victory was celebrated. In early 2018, it was sold by Bentley to a prominent British collector and historic racer. Beautifully prepared by specialists Moto Historics and re-finished in its 2003 Sebring livery, chassis 004/1 was first pressed into service at the 2018 Spa Classic. It was then also demonstrated in the Global Endurance Legends sessions at the Le Mans Classic later in the year.

Chassis details
Manufactured in January 2003
First owner Bentley Motors
Last known location British Historic Racer
Appearances

2020 Dix Mille Tours 2020 Dix Mille Tours 2020 Dix Mille Tours 2020 Dix Mille Tours
2019 Monza Historic 2019 Espiritu de Montjuic 2019 Espiritu de Montjuic 2019 Espiritu de Montjuic
2018 Le Mans Classic 2018 Le Mans Classic 2018 Le Mans Classic 2018 Le Mans Classic
2018 Le Mans Classic 2018 Le Mans Classic 2018 Le Mans Classic 2018 Le Mans Classic
2018 Le Mans Classic 2018 Spa Classic 2018 Spa Classic 2018 Spa Classic
2018 Spa Classic 2018 Spa Classic 2018 Spa Classic 2018 Spa Classic
2018 Spa Classic 2018 Spa Classic 2018 Spa Classic 2018 Spa Classic
2018 Spa Classic 2018 Spa Classic 2018 Spa Classic 2018 Spa Classic
2018 Spa Classic 2018 Spa Classic 2018 Spa Classic 2018 Spa Classic
2018 Spa Classic 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2013 Goodwood Preview 2013 Goodwood Preview 2013 Goodwood Preview 2013 Goodwood Preview
2013 Goodwood Preview 2013 Goodwood Preview 2013 Goodwood Preview 2013 Goodwood Preview

  Article Image gallery (97) Chassis (3) 004/1 Specifications