Bentley Hunaudières

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Bentley Hunaudières
Production1999 (Concept car)
Body and chassis
ClassSports car (S)
Body style2 door coupé
LayoutRMR layout
RelatedBugatti Veyron
Engine8.0 L (488 cu in) naturally aspirated W16
Power output623 bhp (465 kW; 632 PS)
Transmission5-speed manual

The Bentley Hunaudières is a concept car built by Bentley for the 1999 Geneva Salon International de l'Auto. It is powered by a Volkswagen 8.0-litre, naturally aspirated, W16 engine adapted and modified by Bentley to generate 623 bhp (465 kW; 632 PS) of power at 6,000 rpm and 760 N⋅m (561 lb⋅ft) of torque at 4,000 rpm in conjunction with a five-speed manual transmission.[1] It is capable of a 350 km/h (217 mph) top speed.[1]


The Hunaudières' name pays homage to the famous straight of Circuit de la Sarthe where Sir Tim Birkin in a "Blower Bentley" overtook Rudolf Caracciola in a Mercedes-Benz SSK at 125 mph (201 km/h) with one wheel on the grass down the Hunaudières straight.[2]


The concept, along with the similar Audi Rosemeyer, led to the production of the Bugatti Veyron by parent company Volkswagen.[citation needed]

Video game[edit]

The Bentley Hunaudieres was featured in 2000 video game TOCA World Touring Cars as an unlockable car.


  1. ^ a b "1999 Bentley Hunaudieres". Retrieved 7 May 2008.
  2. ^ "Bentley Hunaudieres". Retrieved 7 May 2008.