Bentley R Type - car classics
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In spite of the fact that some historians automotive industry are inclined to consider the Bentley R-Type, produced from 1952 to 1955, as a kind of intermediate model between the first post-war Bentley and the beginning of a start S-series, work above which has been started already then, Bentley R-Type is an independent and original car. Even the body has been available in several variations, developed by the design companies В«Freestone and WebbВ», В«H. J. Mulliner & CoВ», В«Harold RadfordВ», В«Park WardВ» and others. All were released 2323 such vehicle, when the price of each of them in £4481.
Bentley R-Type front had independent suspension, while on the rear axle were installed poluellipticheskie springs. Braking is provided hydraulic drum brakes, reinforced by servo drive. Initially was available only to a four-step mechanical gearbox, in the last two years of the issue optionally set the machine. The heart of Bentley R-Type - in-line internal combustion engine volume 4.6l, the forces of which was to power the vehicle to 164km/h, with the first one hundred took a 13.24 sec. Fuel consumption is quite liberal for a car of this class - 15l/100km.
Other names of this model: Bentley R-Type Continental
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