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AUTO NEWS – Bentley Received Its First Race 100 Years In the past

Bentley Received Its First Race 100 Years In the past

The EXP2 is the oldest present Bentley on the earth, constructed by W.O. Bentley himself. The previous EXP1 was misplaced to historical past, maybe cannibalized to construct different automobiles. With Bentley works driver Frank Clement on the wheel, the EXP2 took residence the win on the Whitsun Junior Dash Handicap at Brooklands motor circuit, the world’s first banked race monitor. Although it solely competed towards different Bentley 3-Litre fashions, it marked the primary of many victories for the EXP2 and the Bentley model.

The automotive later went on to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1924 (Bentley’s first Le Mans victory) and 1927, pushed by Clement and John Duff. Between these two Le Man’s wins, Duff captured 21 world information in 1925. With its huge racing pedigree, Bentley produced and bought 1,622 3-Litre fashions till the mannequin left manufacturing in 1929. The EXP2 produces 175 horsepower from its 3.0-liter four-cylinder engine, a far cry from the modern-day Continental GT Velocity with 650 hp. With just one,500 kilos to haul round, the EXP2 may obtain a 79 mph prime pace.

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AUTO NEWS – Bentley Received Its First Race 100 Years In the past
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