Last week Bentley produced the last of its kind, 6.75-litre V8 engine before its conclusion. The last engine assembled will power the 30-unit of Mulsanne 6.75 by Mulliner, which was unveiled in January this year.
The 6.75L V8 lasted for 61 years and is limited to just 36,000 units produced with many iterations. The legacy-fulfilling V8 produced 530 hp at 5300 RPM and 1,100 Nm torque at 17,00 RPM. This L-series engine was first produced in 1959 and it started with a capacity of 6.25 L. It as used in Bentley S2 and used carburetors, was naturally aspirated, producing around 180 hp.
The limited to 30 units Mulsanne by Mulliner was exceptional a work of craftsmanship with the Vpower ability of a sports car. The 6.75 edition took the Mulsanne from 0-60 mph in just 4.8 seconds and topped at 190 mph.
The original engine was then modified a lot many times to fit under low bonnets. The engineers increased the capacity to 6.75L by retaining the bore measurement and increasing the stroke by 3.9 inches.
The conclusion of 6.75L V8 leaves the Bentley with just three engine options, 6.0L Biturbo W12, 4.0L Biturbo V8, and 3.0-liter turbo V6 hybrid.
Bentley has been into the electrification interests as well. We might see with studies such as the EXP 100 GT concept packing four electric motors and 1,500 Nm, for 0-100 km/h in 2.5 seconds and 300 km/h flat-out.