Bentley EXP Speed 8

About this car

In 2001 Bentley returned to the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans race, after a gap of 68 years, for a planned three-year campaign with the EXP Speed 8 in the closed-cockpit LMGTP class. During its run, the Bentleys were the only cars to run in the LMGTP class. Two cars were entered, with one earning third place behind a pair of Audi R8s. The other car unfortunately retired after a strong run in the rain due to a fire which caused the driver to abandon the car. Bentley returned in 2002, using their new larger engine, now running a lone entry as a testbed for the evolved Speed 8 in 2003. The car managed fourth place, once again behind only R8s.


Year of Manufacturing
Audi R8
Car Type
Fuel Type
600 BHP

The Mechanics

The engine from the Audi R8, a 3.6 litre V8 with  turbocharger, was used as the initial powerplant in 2001. The six-speed gearbox was also not the typical Ricardo unit from the R8, but instead a custom unit developed by Xtrac.

Collector’s item

We are very proud to offer one of the unique 1 to 1 recreations of this iconic racecar respecting all authentic specifications from chassis, gearbox and engine.

This Track-only race machine was built in 2002 and is ready to hit the track.

No one will deny this is a collector’s item.

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