Cycle of 60 years: the Bentley says goodbye to the legendary V8

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The British automaker has released the latest instance of 6.75-litre V8 engine L-series in Crewe.

The production of this legendary engine were carried out 60 years. It should be noted that during this period the design of the power unit remained unchanged. In total released 36 thousand units of L series, manufactured manually each of which required 15 hours.

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Bentley has released the first V8 in 1959. It was developed by the specialists of the British brand’s 50 years to replace the “six” and increase productivity. For the first time this engine appeared under the bonnet of the Bentley S2 and gave out 180 HP

Over time the brand modified the motor and brought his power up to 530 HP and 1000 Nm of torque. Bentley also improved the emissions, and the latest version of the engine produces 99% less harmful emissions than the original.

The last batch of engines L series is designed for the Mulsanne 6.75 Edition from the court Atelier Mulliner with a circulation of 30 copies.

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