Bentley Blower Continuation
The original Blower was a supercharged 4.5 Liter that was made famous by the Sir Henry Ralph Stanley “Tim” Birkin in the late 1920s and 1930s by racing all over Europe, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The modern Blower is built using the same drawings and tooling jigs developed for the originals back in the time and a 1929 survivor unit, known as the Team Car.
Bentley team laser-scanned the parts of the original Team Car, then created a digital model and started manufacturing new versions of the original parts.
The state of the art engine is a 4.5 liter supercharged inline 4 that provides 240hp. Like the original, the engine includes aluminum pistons, an overhead camshaft, four valves per cylinder, and twin-spark ignition. Also, Bentley’s team made a replica of the Blower front chassis to hold the drivetrain.
Bentley will retain the prototype and so far, 12 further cars wil be built for lucky customers. Check it out on bentleymotors.com