Bentley has revealed the first example of its pre-war continuation series with the reveal of its first new Blower in 90 years. Produced in a limited run of 12 examples, the continuation Blower features almost 2,000 individually designed and hand-crafted parts in just one car, each perfectly recreated based on the company's own 1929 4½-liter. The first example, titled Car Zero, was the end result of 40,000 hours spent in the design and build process to create the test and development prototype.
Car Zero is finished in gloss black with an Oxblood Bridge of Weir red leather interior, and elements such as the solid nickel radiator shell and hand-beaten fuel tank were carefully recreated by the Vintage Car Radiator Company. The W.O. Bentley-designed 4½-liter engine was also faithfully recreated and features an Amherst Villers roots-type supercharger as well as a magnesium crankcase.
All 12 examples have been sold and specified.