Petersen Speed Six
Petersen Speed Six
This eminently driveable recreation of W.O. Bentley's legendary six-cylinder, 6.5-litre Le Mans Speed Six is blessed with the advantage of hindsight projected onto the original design specifications, enabling us to produce what many of our satisfied customers have called their ultimate driving experience.
CHASSIS: Built using a genuine 1930's Bentley as the basis.
ENGINE: Bentley 4.5-litre 6-cylinder or Rolls Royce 6.5-litre 8- cylinder engine fully rebuilt, dynamically balanced.
POWER OUTPUT: 185 B.H.P. and 255 B.H.P.
GEARBOX: Modified Mk VI/R-Type gearbox
RADIATOR: Speed Six radiator complete with new box and core with 365mm mechanical fan.
AXLES: Modified Bentley front. Rear axle is high ratio unit fitted with limited slip differential.
BRAKES: Twin circuit power servo.
FUEL TANK: Gran Touring fuel tank with fittings, approx 100 litres or 130 litres.
BODY: Vanden Plas Le Mans style. (English) ash framed, aluminium skin, fabric covered. The interior is fitted out with the best quality green Wilton carpet and Connolly leather upholstery. Black double duck hood and tonneau cover. Fitted toolbox.
DASHBOARD: Machine-turned aluminium with black Jaeger type aircraft-type instruments and period illumination.
WHEELS & TYRES: 19" or 21" (according to engine size and subsequent chassis length).
HEADLAMPS: Lucas P100 with stone guards
EXHAUST: Stainless steel exhaust with optional fishtail.
By applying modern engineering to a basis of genuine 1930’s Bentley components, the Petersen Speed Six can cope easily with modern traffic conditions.
Beneath the vintage Bentley exterior, reproduced to original specifications using either a 4.5-litre 6-cylinder, or a 6.5-litre 8-cylinder engine. Both engines are discretely fitted with electronic ignition combined with 4 speed synchromesh gearbox and high ratio rear axle for improved performance and reliability.
The result is an amazingly steady car with high torque at low revs.