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Bentley Exp Speed 8

(2001 model)

Brief specs of 2001 Bentley Exp Speed 8

1-seater, 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 3598 cm3 / 219.6 cu in / 219.6 cu in, 447.0 kW / 599.4 hp / 599.4 hp, 650.9 N·m / 480.1 lb·ft / 480.1 lb·ft, automatic 6-speed transmission

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)BentleyIssued from2001
ModelExp Speed 8Issued until
SerieExpNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerBentley Motors Ltd. (VAG Group)CountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors
Bodywork typeNumber of seats1
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5830 l / 205.88 cu ft / 205.88 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4640 mm / 182.7 in / 182.7 inTotal (curb) weight2450 kg / 5401 lb / 5401 lb
Width2000 mm / 78.7 in / 78.7 inDry weight
Height1000 mm / 39.4 in / 39.4 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2770 mm / 109.1 in / 109.1 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.68  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.70 m2 / 18.3 sq ft / 18.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore
FuelStroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyEngine displacement3598 cm3 / 219.6 cu in / 219.6 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio
SumpMax. output power447.0 kW / 599.4 hp / 599.4 hp at
AspirationMax. torque650.9 N·m / 480.1 lb·ft / 480.1 lb·ft at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)178.8 kW / 239.8 hp / 239.8 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output124.2 kW/l / 2.730 bhp/cu in / 2.730 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque180.9 N·m/l / 1.58 lb·ft/cu in / 1.58 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears6
Wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio248.2 kW/ton / 188.1 bhp/ton / 188.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationmiddleEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front275/40-R19Tyres rear275/40-R19
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Bentley Exp Speed 8

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