(Crewe, 20 March 2019) As British luxury car manufacturer #bentley marks its centenary year, the company’s drive for innovation can be traced throughout its history.
Birkin and the #blower are intrinsically linked together in this sepia-toned era of British motor #racing history. It was Birkin’s quest for speed that created the #blower, later recording heroic drives at the #lemans24hours and the #frenchgrandprix. He also broke the Brooklands outer-circuit lap record, the most coveted #racing circuit of the time.
The supercharged engine ultimately ensured the 4 ½ Litre model became the most iconic #racing #bentley of the pre-war years. The #blower won #bentley a legion of motor sport fans around the world and to this day remains a symbol of the company’s innovative prowess.
Pushing the Boundaries of Performance
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