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The Bentley EXP Speed 8 is really a LMP race vehicle that taken part within the Le Guys series from 2001 to 2003, taking to begin with in 2003. It features a strong resemblance to and shares some technology using the Audi R8C (which cars won Le Guys the preceding three years). The Rate 8 marked Bentley’s go back to racing following a 73-year absence.

2001 Bentley EXP Speed 8 Front Angle View

2001 Bentley EXP Speed 8

2001 Bentley EXP Speed 8 Front Side View
2001 Bentley EXP Speed 8 Technical data Probably,  the most developed form of the Bentley Speed 8 was run by a 4.-liter V-8 creating 600 hewlett packard, mated to some 6-speed stick shift. The vehicle considered 900 kg (1984 lb) along with the minimum weight mandated for twenty-four Hrs of Le Guys.

2001 Bentley EXP Speed 8 Racing history

In 2001 Bentley came back towards the famous 24 Hrs of Le Guys race, following a gap of 73 years, for any three-year campaign using the EXP Speed 8. The vehicle, a closed-top sports prototype, created to the ACO LM GTP rules, were built with a twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V-8 race engine from parent company Audi, who have been campaigning their effective R8 prototype since 1999. Exactly the same fundamental V8 engine seemed to be utilized in the Audi R8, although separate developments were created to every engine.

2001 Bentley EXP Speed 8 Front View

2001 Bentley EXP Speed 8 Side View

2001 Bentley EXP Speed 8 Top View

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