Bentley Unveils the Speed Six Continuation Series: A Tribute to its 1920s Classic

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Limited to just 12 units, the continuation series brings the iconic Speed Six back to life, showcasing Bentley rich heritage.

In a nod to their storied past, Bentley has officially introduced the first model of its Speed Six Continuation Series at the esteemed Goodwood Festival of Speed. This modern iteration meticulously mirrors its counterpart from the 1920s and 1930s. Notably, the original Speed Six holds the distinction of being the first Bentley to clinch a victory at the prestigious 24-hour Le Mans race.

Bentley’s bespoke division, Mulliner, will oversee the production of this masterpiece. To ensure authenticity, Bentley is relying on the original sketches and invaluable notes from mechanics from nearly a century ago. The production process also benefits from a genuine 1930 model, a prized asset in Bentley’s Crewe collection.

Termed as ‘Car Zero’, the first model of the continuation series will be on display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. However, this particular piece is earmarked exclusively for testing and won’t be available for purchase.

Each of the 12 limited edition vehicles will be powered by a 6.5-liter inline-6 engine, delivering a solid 205 horsepower. With each model taking roughly 10 months to construct, Bentley anticipates the completion of all 12 units by 2025.

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