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BENTLEY SPEED-8
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Frozen [ 17 ] ** [65.38%]
Cool [ 6 ] ** [23.08%]
Uncool [ 2 ] ** [7.69%]
Disgustingly Uncool [ 1 ] ** [3.85%]
Total Votes: 26
  
GTR
post May 19 2007, 09:26 AM
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HISTORY
The Bentley Speed 8 [previously known as the Bentley EXP Speed 8], was an LMP Race Car that competed in the Le Mans Series from 2001-2003, taking first place in 2003. It has a strong resemblance to and shares almost the same technology with the Audi R8. The Speed 8 marked Bentley's return to racing after a 73 year absence.

TECHNICAL SPECS
The most developed version of the Bentley Speed 8 was powered by a 4.0-liter V-8 producing 600 hp, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission giving it a top speed of 215 mph (344 km/h). The car weighed 900 kg (1984 lb) in line with the minimum weight mandated for the LM GTP class of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.






Category -LMGTP
Constructor -Bentley Motors Limited
Designer -Peter Elleray
Chassis -Carbon fiber and aluminum honeycomb monocoque, carbon roll hoop integrated with roof structure
Suspension (front) -Independent double wishbones, pushrods, torsion bar, telescopic dampers
Suspension (rear) -Independent double wishbones, pushrods, torsion bar, telescopic dampers
Engine -Audi 4.0 liter 90-degree V8 twin-turbo, mid-engine, longitudinally mounted
Transmission -Bentley X-trac 6-speed sequential manual with Megaline pneumatic actuation
Tires -Michelin Radial
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- GTR   Bentley Speed-8   May 19 2007, 09:26 AM
- - Phix   Besides solely existing as a form of brand adverti...   May 19 2007, 10:13 AM
- - nismo   Uhh... do race cars count for the cool wall?   May 19 2007, 12:08 PM
|- - GTR   QUOTE(nismo @ May 19 2007, 01:08 PM) Uhh....   May 19 2007, 04:29 PM
- - ExoticTuner   Revived an old Le Mans competitor, so frozen from ...   May 19 2007, 03:58 PM
- - WardLarson   thanks week-old member for telling us how the foru...   May 19 2007, 08:53 PM
- - 350Z   QUOTEWhat vehicles are allowed to be posted in the...   May 20 2007, 03:48 AM
- - WardLarson   350Z get your head out of your ass and try re-read...   May 20 2007, 09:24 AM
- - 350Z   No you wern't you were giving him shit just li...   May 20 2007, 01:35 PM
- - WardLarson   Never said anything about GTR in my stupid new mem...   May 20 2007, 02:29 PM
- - 350Z   Fine fine.   May 20 2007, 02:41 PM
- - GTR   whoa whoa relaxx I just want a friendly poll.. no ...   May 20 2007, 02:44 PM
- - 350Z   Quiet boy, this doesn't concern you.   May 20 2007, 02:46 PM
- - GTR   Just tell someone to shut up and let this poll con...   May 20 2007, 02:47 PM
- - Marien   QUOTE(GTR @ May 21 2007, 12:47 AM) Just ...   May 20 2007, 03:50 PM
- - WardLarson   QUOTE(350Z @ May 20 2007, 03:46 PM) Quiet...   May 20 2007, 04:03 PM
- - GTR   whoa whoa whoa.. who voted disgustingly uncool on ...   May 20 2007, 04:20 PM
- - 350Z   I did, I don't think race cars can be cool.   May 20 2007, 04:28 PM
- - GTR   I don't think people will agree on that.. if t...   May 20 2007, 04:33 PM
- - 350Z   Am I not entitled to have a different opinion to y...   May 20 2007, 04:35 PM
- - GTR   yes everyone is entitled to their own opinion.. I...   May 20 2007, 04:38 PM
- - DB9   Frozen.   May 21 2007, 02:54 PM
- - Tony Two Shoes   QUOTE(350Z @ May 20 2007, 07:35 PM) Am I ...   May 21 2007, 06:04 PM
- - nismo   QUOTE(WardLarson @ May 20 2007, 01:24 PM)...   May 22 2007, 07:29 AM
- - darinzon   QUOTE(350Z @ May 20 2007, 08:28 PM) I did...   May 22 2007, 11:24 AM


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