The iconic Bentley Speed Six is back
- Bentley announces the Speed Six Continuation Series
- 12 Speed Six cars will be handcrafted by Mulliner, the world’s oldest manufacturer of coach cabins
- Cars that won Le Mans in 1929 and 1930 will be replicated
- It follows the huge success of the 12-car Blower Continuation Series
- 6 ½ liter inline-six engine, 200 hp, and a top speed of 125 mph
- All 12 cars booked, starting at £1.5m per car
- The announcement came during the ‘Goodwood Festival of Speed’.
Bentley’s Mulliner division will resurrect the iconic Speed Six with a very exclusive new Continuation Series of 12 cars, each of them mechanically and aesthetically identical to the Bentley race cars that won Le Mans in 1929 and 1930.
These new cars were created to honor the achievements of the original cars. As work continues to develop and preserve heritage Mulliner skills, the new Speed Six will become the world’s second continuity project for a pre-WWII model, following the Blower continuity project. Both cars were created by Bentley Mulliner.
The Speed Six is the most successful Bentley racing car of its time, and one of the most important Bentleys in history, demonstrating not only the brand’s world-class performance advantages but also the efficacy of the Grand Tourer concept – a fast car that maintains comfort. Luxury and the ability to travel long distances with complete ease. And every Bentley has since followed the same Spiritual.
The new 12-car series has been designed, developed, and built by the team of Mulliner specialists that created the Blower Continuation Series – the world’s first continuation project for a pre-WWII car.
This landmark series of 12 new 4½-litre ‘Bentley Blowers’ was based on the company’s own 1929 Team Car #2 – the world’s most famous and valuable Bentley that raced alongside the Speed Six in 1930 – Sell it directly. The same goes for the new Speed Six continuity series, all 12 of which have been booked by lucky customers around the world.
The Speed Six Continuation Series was announced at the Goodwood Festival of Speed by Adrian Hallmark, President, and CEO of Bentley, who said: “After the Mulliner team gained tremendous skills through the development of the Blower Continuation Series, and with the success of With customers, the opportunity to honor Speed Six is a great next step. It is very important to protect, preserve and develop not only this important part of our heritage but also the knowledge and experience we have gained working with these classic Bentley cars.
The Speed Six is among the most important Bentleys in our 103-year history, and the 12 cars in the Continuation Series will embody the same values as W. or. The original Bentley has been handcrafted with the same levels of care, quality engineering, and meticulous attention to detail.