A Blower Bentley is the biggest Little Car so far


The most famous Bentley in the world has been downsized and electrified as the coolest commuter car you’ve ever seen.

The Little Car Company, which has already made a big splash with scaled-down versions of a Bugatti, Ferrari and Aston Martin, has now taken on the Blower Bentley Team Car No. 2 which won Le Mans in 1929.

Reduced to 85 percent size the Blower Jnr is 145 inches long and 59 inches wide, and features tandem seating for two adults instead of the original’s side-by-side layout. Other than that the Jnr is an authentic replication of the Snr, complete with a steel frame, and leaf spring suspension with friction dampers. Brembo discs are a step up from 1929, while rear braking is taken care of by drums. The bodywork is a mix of hand-formed aluminum and a fabric-covered carbon fiber frame.

Inside there’s a turned aluminum dashboard, with the fuel pressure pump now acting as the drive mode selector, and the ignition advance lever used to select forward or reverse. Up front the ‘supercharger’ is, in fact, the charge point and can accept Type 1 and Type 2 chargers.

The Blower Jnr is the first Little Car to be street legal, and with a full battery it should be able to cover 65 miles at speeds of up to 45 mph—although U.S. versions will be limited to 25 mph to meet Low Speed Vehicle regulations.

The Little Car Company is starting with 99 First Edition cars priced at £90,000 ($114,500), which sounds a vast amount until you consider that Team Car No.2 is worth £29 million ($37 m).




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    It would be MUCH cooler with a blower driven ICE motor–as it should be. Electro Blower Bentley doesn’t ring true.

    A Blower Bentley without the blower, limited to 25MPH….a golf cart with classic looks. I don’t get it, but I guess some will.

    John Cavanaugh and all the others above well sum it: “A golf cart with classic looks.”

    Another PT Cruiser. If you haven’t the passion, drive, time, genuineness to own and keep fettled an old car; if you can’t master a stick and clutch, stick to looking at shiny pictures on your computer. Don’t imagine you can buy rousing history.

    Or buy an old car that some dolt’s already torn the original engine out of–the soul of any car — and replaced with SBC 350, TurboHydra-Matic, tilt wheel and hang out with the other posers at the local cars and coffee.

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