Bentley EXP speed 8 n.7 Winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 2003

BENTLEY EXP speed 8 n.7

HISTORY

The Bentley EXP speed 8 n.7 is a prototype of the English manufacturer that participated in the 24 hours of Le Mans in 2003. The Audi owner of the brand, to revive it decided to design a coupe car unlike the Audi R8 with which he participated in that period. The engine was the same as the german car, but with the possibility of having more power allowed by the regulation.

Capello, Smith and Kristensen won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2003 with the Bentley EXP speed 8 n.7. The race saw the total domination of the green prototypes that made a stunning double with the twin car driven by the trio Blundell, Brabham and Herbert. After two years of apprenticeship, in which Audi preferred to focus on the R8, in 2003 the efforts were directed to the english car, also lending its pilots.

CHASSIS

Bentley EXP Speed 8
Carbon fiber and aluminum honeycomb monocoque, carbon roll hoop integrated with roof structure.
Lenght: 4640 mm
Width: 1990 mm
Height: 1090 mm
Brakes: Carbon Fibre Discs
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Audi 3595 cc V8 90° BI-Turbo, mid engine, longitudinally mounted
Power: 447,4 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: Bentley Xtrac six speed sequential manual with Megaline pneumatic actuation
Tank Capacity: 90 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 2003 with drivers Tom Kristensen, Rinaldo Capello, Guy Smith

Posted in DRAWS 24 HOURS OF LE MANS.

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