The 6½ litre car was known to be WO Bentleys favourite design. In its Speed Six form the car established itself as the iconic racing car of the early 30's, with notable success on the track with the famous drivers such as Barnato/Clement and the Bentley Boys.
The coachwork of the Speed 8 follows the construction of the original Le Mans cars with an ash frame panelled with aluminium and fabric covered to the chosen colour of the car. A new aluminium instrument panel is fitted incorporating high quality reproductions of the original instruments. The interior is finished in Connelly leather and leather bound carpets. The fold flat windscreen has aero screens of the type that can be used in the normal scuttle position or as draught deflectors alongside the windscreen. It is fitted with hood tonneau cover and hood bag.
These cars have at their heart the B Series straight 8 engines, fitted with 4 SU Carburettors and a choice of rear axle ratios. Electrics have been upgraded to meet the demands of modern motoring and rally use, The robust MK6 chassis is used as the basis of the car.