Bentley Motor Cars revealed a dramatic concept car the Hunaudieres at 1999 Geneva Motor Show, one year after Volkswagen became the owner of Bentley company. This supercar project provides the debut of a new 16 cylinder engine developed to a specific brief to provide a technologically advanced power plant with unique Bentley characteristics.
It is powered by a W-16 engine, developed by VW, who actually combined two V-8 engines together at an angle of 72 degrees, a displacement of 8 litres and a total of 64 valves produced 623 Bhp at 6000 Rpm on all four-wheels. Each V-8 engine held two banks of 4 cylinders at 15 degrees, this way the massive engine was still quite compact considering the power output and a torque of 561 Lbs.Ft at only 4000 Rpm.
- Wheelbase : 2650 mm
- Length : 4430 mm
- Width : 1980 mm
- Height : 1190 mm
- Track front : 1738 mm
- Track rear : 1645 mm
- Tires front : 265/30 ZR 20
- Tires rear : 335/30 ZR 20
- Engine type : DOHC W-16 mid mounted, four wheel drive
- Displacement : 8004 cc
- Max. power : 630 Bhp at 6000 rpm
- Max. Torque : 561 Lbs Ft. at 4000 rpm
- Top speed : electronically limited at 350 Km/h.