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December 9, 2020

Car Zero: Bentley’s New Blower in 90 years

Car Zero: Bentley’s New Blower in 90 years

• Bentley Mulliner completes the first prototype for the Blower Continuation Series
• ‘Car Zero’ makes debut as first new Blower since 1930
• First example of world’s first pre-war continuation series
• Nearly 2,000 individually designed and hand-crafted parts
• 40,000 hours invested in the design and build of Car Zero
• Crafted entirely by hand from original drawings and tooling, using a team of in-house technicians and external British suppliers
• Data provided by laser-scanned, 3D CAD model of Bentley’s own 1929 4½-litre supercharged Team Car raced by Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin
• Car Zero to now begin an extensive test and durability programme – including a run to a top speed
• 12 customer cars to follow – all pre-sold and specified

After 40,000 hours of work, Bentley Mulliner has completed the first new Bentley Blower in 90 years, with the delivery of Car Zero – the prototype car for the Blower Continuation Series, the “world’s first pre-war continuation series.”

This highly exclusive run of 12 customer cars – all pre-sold – will be crafted from the design drawings and tooling jigs used for the original four Blowers built and raced by Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin in the late 1920s. 1,846 individual parts have been designed and hand-crafted to create the new Blower.

Blower Car Zero is a dedicated test and development prototype, built in advance of the 12 customer cars, and will be subjected to months of durability and performance testing. Finished in gloss black, with an interior in Oxblood red leather from Bridge of Weir, Car Zero made its debut on the 9th of December, 2020 to officially mark the creation of the new Bentley Motors campus in Crewe.

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