1929: Bentley 4.5-litre Blower
Top speed: 138mph
WO Bentley despised supercharging, but race privateer Henry Birkin reckoned it was the way forward, so he bolted on a Roots blower to boost power to 175bhp. Just 55 Blowers were built, one achieving 138mph at Brooklands. Road cars would have been slower, but not by much...
On Bing: Bentley 4.5-litre Blower pics
Buy a Bentley on Auto Trader
Latest Photo Galleries on xinmsn