Bentley Le Mans
Looking back through the eight decades of the le mans 24 hours its clear that certain marques are synonymous with the different periods of the race.
Bentley le mans. Bill roberts le mans replica chassis number 421200210 was originally bodied as a fixed head coupe by dr. There were two foreign competitors in the first race frank clement and canadian john duff the latter winning the 1924 competition in his personal car a bentley 3 litre. The ninth edition of this biennial event took place in front of more than. Fuel consumption and emissions values of all vehicles on page wltp combined fuel consumption.
8 car had started from pole position as toyota had in 1999 2014 and. He used it as his everyday car up until his death in 1976 when the car was purchased by well known frazer nash expert and club stalwart bill roberts. The 24 hours of le mans endurance race is a 24 hour race around the circuit de la sarthethe inaugural race was held 2627 may 1923 and attracted many drivers mostly french. Barnet stungo in 1964.
When the 24 hours of le mans kicks off next month bmw plans to enter not one but two m8 gte race cars. The bentley speed 8 developed from the bentley exp speed 8 was an autosport award winning le mans prototype race car that was designed by peter elleraythe exp speed 8 debuted in the 24 hours of le mans in 2001 and won the race in 2003it has a strong resemblance to and shares some technology with the audi r8c which had raced only once before audi dropped the project to focus on the later. Most recently updated on january 18 2019. Bentley at the 24 hours of le mans.
Thats because the. Those wont be the only examples of the 8 series at the race though. 136 14 l100km wltp combined co2 emissions.