Bentley V8 engine turns 50 years old

Bentley V8 engine turns 50 years old

Bentley’s iconic V8 engine born all the way back in 1959 is celebrating its 50th birthday. This year will mark the 6¾-litre Bentley V8 engine’s 50th anniversary, with the motor having seen its first installation in the 1959 Bentley S2. The mill was enlarged back in 1968 to its current displacement and has seen the addition of turbochargers and intercoolers on the way to its current position under the hoods of the 530-horsepower Bentley Brooklands coupe, Arnage and Azure convertible models for 2009. The most amazing achievement is that the engine still uses pushrods.

Bentley’s iconic V8 engine born all the way back in 1959 is celebrating its 50th birthday. This year will mark the 6¾-litre Bentley V8 engine’s 50th anniversary, with the motor having seen its first installation in the 1959 Bentley S2. The mill was enlarged back in 1968 to its current displacement and has seen the addition of turbochargers and intercoolers on the way to its current position under the hoods of the 530-horsepower Bentley Brooklands coupe, Arnage and Azure convertible models for 2009. The most amazing achievement is that the engine still uses pushrods.

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