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The Bentley Dynamo - not a chance in Hell

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June 28, 2010

The Bentley Dynamo - not a chance in Hell

The Bentley Dynamo - not a chance in Hell

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To look at today's Bentleys, you could be forgiven for thinking that the brand has always been one for the upper class, a car to be driven in rather than a driver's car - but the brand's early heritage focused squarely on racing, and Bentleys grabbed four consecutive wins in the 24 hours of Le Mans races in the late 1920s. So while today's Volkswagen-owned Bentley brand would never dream of building it, this fantastic concept model from Marc Senger shows how some of the new Bentley lines might fuse with the open-wheel racers of 90 years hence. It's a modern interpretation of the Blower Bentley, showcasing the signature protruding supercharger at the front - and we reckon it looks magnificent.

The Bentley Dynamo - not a chance in Hell
The Bentley Dynamo - not a chance in Hell
The Bentley Dynamo - not a chance in Hell

…and here's the 1929 'Blower' Bentley the Dynamo is referencing, for comparison:

The Bentley Dynamo - not a chance in Hell

Check out more of Segner's designs at his website.

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3 Comments

MMMMMM ..... to both the old and the new!

marshallman
29th June, 2010 @ 07:16 am PDT

Blurgh! Looks horrible! Poor aerodynamics, poor forward and rearward visibility, engine looks like it's pushed back into the cabin... Horrible failure at retro-modern styling. I'll have a Caterham 7 or a Morgan, please. Or better yet, just take that last car pictured at the bottom and don't change any of the styling, just put modern wheels/tyres/brakes/engine/gearbox in it and call it good. 'Not a chance in hell' is spot on.

PeetEngineer
29th June, 2010 @ 10:20 am PDT

U have to remember this was a long time back.& from where it come from.No Mustangs no radio,nothing fancy just A real car. That U had to drive and maintain. How about texting your friend and try to drive one of these.If U ever get to see a real one in your lifetime that might B what you say. MMMMMM

brucefrazier
29th June, 2010 @ 06:35 pm PDT
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