First new Bentley Blower built since 1930 is now being tested

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Bentley builds its final 6.75-liter V8, ending a 61-year production run

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Bentley collectors upset about planned run of 12 continuation cars

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Bentley collectors upset about planned run of 12 continuation cars originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 22 Apr 2020 14:39:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Bentley Continental GT V8 and Toyota 4Runner | Autoblog Podcast #604

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Ian Fleming’s Bentley R-Type rediscovered in an L.A. garage

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Gulling Motors finds a 1953 Bentley R-Type Continental in a garage in Hancock Park, Los Angeles that Ian Fleming ordered for his friend Ivar Bryce.

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Jay Leno recaps Pebble Beach

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For an episode of Jay Leno's Garage that's nearly an hour long, Jay takes a tour of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. He interviews some top automotive designers in the industry on the Concept Car Lawn.

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How’d we miss this incredible 24-hour enduro in prewar cars?

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Imagine getting a chance to see what motorsports was really like before World War II. The Benjafield's 24-hour pre-war enduro held at the Portimao Circuit in Portugal was probably one of the best chances in recent memory to do so.

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Jay Leno’s 1930 Bentley GJ 400 is a 27-liter monster

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Jay Leno's Garage never fails to impress - and by that we mean both the YouTube channel and the actual place. The latest online bit features another truly insane vehicle. Leno's 1930 Bentley GJ 400 isn't actually a classic car and has few Bentley parts on it. It's really a modern custom with vintage looks and a 27-liter Rolls-Royce Merlin V12 engine for power. This machine is absolutely immense, and weighs over three tons.

The Merlin engine was one the workhorses of World War II-era planes. In the GJ 400, Leno believes the V12 is making around 650-700 horsepower. Although, he admits that it could probably be pushed to over 1,000 if someone wanted to. However, he clearly loves this behemoth just the way it is.

While the design is classic, the mechanicals are relatively modern. The engine is fuel injected, and power routes through an automatic transmission to the rear wheels. Many of the updated pieces are hidden as well. For example, what looks like a blower at the front actually disguises an oil cooler.

This is a hard beast not to love, and it puts a big smile on Jay's face. Scroll down to see if it inspires the same reaction in you.

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Bentley Mulsanne Le Mans Limited Edition celebrates in patrician hues

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Bentley Mulsanne Le Mans Limited Edition

Bentley has made good on its promise to show off its Mulsanne Le Mans Limited Edition here at Pebble Beach, and the good news is that the thing is a far less aggressively green than we'd been led to believe. In fact, the verdant Mulsanne looks downright proper when parked with Bentley historics as context.

The Limited Edition car is meant to celebrate both the 90th Anniversary of Le Mans itself, as well as ten years since Bentley took home the hardware with its Speed 8 racer. By "celebrate" we of course mean that this Mulsanne gets diamond quilted leather all over its lavish cabin, has sportier than normal steering and suspension tuning and is likely to offer a meaty exhaust growl via its "Quad Effect" tailpipe ends. A set of dark-finish wheels really pull the look together.

Of course, as we've brought you the details of the Mulsanne Le Mans Limited Edition already, you knew all of that. Relax your brain and just look at the pretty pictures above.

Bentley Mulsanne Le Mans Limited Edition celebrates in patrician hues originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 18 Aug 2013 16:33:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Bentley 4¼-liter Embiricos special comes home

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Bentley Embricos Special

Contrary to appearances, all of the important classic cars in the world weren't on display at Pebble Beach this weekend. One of them, the 4¼-liter Bentley 'Embiricos' Special, has made a home at Bentley's Lineage Showroom inside its factory in Crewe.

Commissioned by Greek gentleman racer André Embiricos in the 1930s, the Bentley chassis was clothed in aluminum by French designer Georges Paulin. The aerodynamic sheetmetal was more akin to the lines of the streamlined, and French, Talbot-Lago or a Delahaye, and a departure from Bentley tourers and racers of the time. Embiricos used his coupe for racing and as a daily driver, and the gentleman he sold it to in 1939 campaigned it in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

World War II interrupted the development of any more such sleek Bentleys, but the post-war period would bring the R Type Continental, whose Embiricos ancestry can be seen immediately. The Embiricos will be on display at Pyms Lane until September, then be shown at the Windsor Castle Concours d' Elegance. You can find out more about it in the press release below.

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