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Bentley's 6.75-litre V8 engine is now 60-years old

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Bentley's V8 engine is now 60-years old and is said to be the world's longest-serving V8 in production. 35,898 engines have been produced since 1959.

The engine made its debut in the 1959 Bentley S2 and had a cubic capacity of 6.2-litres. Over the decades every part of the engine has been re-engineered, but Bentley claims that the basic principles and dimensions that have defined the engine are still the same. The engine size has now gone up to 6.75-litres. In the past, the engine has powered cars like the Mulsanne Turbo and the Brooklands V8.

The original engine was designed and built in 18 months, and it was lighter than the six-cylinder engine it replaced. Today, in the Mulsanne Speed, it produces 530 BHP and 1,100 Nm of torque.

 
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