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Bentley Speed 8 Race Car '03
Bentley Speed 8 Race Car '03
Appears in Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 ST[1]
Interior in GT6 Detailed[2]
Manufacturer Bentley
Displacement 4000 cc
Drivetrain MR[3]
Aspiration Turbo
Engine Audi/Bentley 4.0L 90-degree V8
Max Power 799 BHP
Performance Points 683 PP
Max Torque 975 Nm
Top Speed 350 kilometres per hour (220 mph)
Length 4,645 millimetres (182.9 in)
Width 1,900 millimetres (75 in)
Height 970 millimetres (38 in)
Weight 900 kilograms (2,000 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 1.13 kg (2.5 lb) per horsepower

The Bentley Speed 8 Race Car '03 is an LMP race car produced by Bentley. It appears in Gran Turismo 4, Gran Turismo PSP, Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6.

The car appears to be the #7, driven by Rinaldo Capello, Tom Kristensen, and Guy Smith, who finished the 2003 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1st place overall, winning the series as a result.

In-game descriptionEdit

"The Bentley Racing machine, returning to the circuit after 71 years."


Although Bentley is mostly known today for its high-end luxury cars, it was a dominant force in racing from the early 1920 to 1930. The company actually won the 24 Hours of Le Mans five times between 1923 and 1930. When Rolls-Royce absorbed Bentley in 1931, all racing activities stopped... that is until 1998 when Volkswagen resurrected Bentley's racing life. In 2001, after nearly 71 years, Bentley was back at Le Mans, on the Sarthe Circuit, with their EXP Speed 8.

The EXP Speed 8 was the only LMGTP-class vehicle, meaning that it was categorized with the open-top LMP900s. The 2001 vehicle regulations stated that a fixed-roof LMGTP race car must carry a penalty when racing against the open-top cars, but because the EXP Speed 8 was completed in 2000, that restriction was waived, and it was allowed to compete "as is".

The EXP Speed 8 had a lightweight monocoque carbon composite structure. Power came from a twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V-8, the same engine found in the Audi R8 in the LM900 class. The EXP Speed 8's greatest moment came in 2003 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Even after losing two laps to delays, the EXP Speed 8 managed a 1-2 finish. After 76 years, Bentley had once again climbed to the top of the podium at the greatest endurance race in the world.

AcquisitionEdit

GT4Edit

The Bentley Speed 8 Race Car '03 cannot be purchased at the Bentley dealership. It must instead be won from Circuit de la Sarthe 24h II.

GTPSPEdit

The Bentley Speed 8 Race Car '03 can be purchased from the dealerships for 4,000,000 Credits.

GT5Edit

As a Standard car, the Bentley Speed 8 Race Car '03 occasionally appears in the Used Car Dealership, costing around 5,750,000 Credits. It is a Level 23 car.

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 1,900,000 Credits. It is now a detailed car.

PicturesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  2. Appears as a detailed car in Gran Turismo 6
  3. Mid-engined; Rear-Wheel Drive

VideoEdit

Bentley Speed 8 Race Car '03

Bentley Speed 8 Race Car '03

Gran Turismo 4, 577 of 708 cars 2003 Bentley Speed 8 Race Car

Gran Turismo 4, 577 of 708 cars 2003 Bentley Speed 8 Race Car

75-1 Gran Turismo PSP Nürburgring Time Trial Replay Bentley Speed 8

75-1 Gran Turismo PSP Nürburgring Time Trial Replay Bentley Speed 8