No. made : 100
Engine : 6-cylinder in-line configuration
Bore & stroke : 110 x 140 mm
c.c : 7,983
Transmission : Single dry-plate type clutch, 4 speed gearbox
Chassis : Pressed steel parallel girder with 1 channel and 5 tubular cross members
Dimensions : Wheelbase 144" or 156"
Performance : Max speed 104 mph (167.3 km/h)
An abundance of power was available
and without the slightest difficulty the 8-Litre
100 mph (160 km/h). Being capable of this speed even when fully laden, meant that it could be counted
among the elite of European motor cars.
None of its English competitors, including the Phantom II, could match its performance.
The 8-Litre offered outstanding smoothness and flexibility. With fourth gear engaged it could accelerate from
walking pace to top speed.
The overall production of the 8-Litre
Bentley was limited to 100
examples. A price of £1,850 for the
chassis was enough to generate a respectable profit; the pure production cost at Bentley's was estimated
to be at around £1,000.
Economic changes at the turn of
this decade were not conducive to the success of a car of this character
and price. Though its undoubted virtues helped to stave off its ultimate demise, its virtues alone could
not save the company.