Every now and then, you hear about one of your favorite old TV shows getting a re-make, and it fills you up with excitement. Even though you know most of the storyline, you’re interested in the new development and twists of a new production.
We’d imagine that car enthusiasts are feeling that same rush now. Why? Because Bentley just announced the revival of its most valuable car!
Bringing Out The Bentley
Bentley came on to the automaking scene in the late 1920s in Britain as a rival to the leading names in the industry, Mercedes and Bugatti, who were already going neck-to-neck to create stronger and much more powerful vehicles. They were also becoming tough competitors to all the other existing motor companies.
Today, with decades worth of experience in the industry, Bentley has made its own mark and gained significance. It has reached new heights as owning Bentley has become a status symbol and is often used in pop culture, especially hip-hop music.
However, it wasn’t an easy beginning for the company since its founder created their Le Mans model. Walter Owen Bentley was losing his spot to the new and upcoming models from Mercedes and Bugatti. That is when Mr. Bentley decided to kick it up a notch by trying out a new technology of the time: the supercharger.
The supercharger was created back in the 19th century. Its specialty was that it was able to collect more air into the combustion chamber, which resulted in more fuel burning, hence more power.
Companies like Mercedes, Fiat, and Alfa Romeo had already had their supercharged car models up and running during the 1920s, so in a desperate attempt to join the higher ranks, Bentley decided to install superchargers to their 55 versions of their 4 ½ liter motor, which led to moderate success.
A Call From The Past
Now, the company wants to revive its earlier glory and bring a reboot to the car market. The car company intends to produce brand new vintage blowers but, it is not easy as it sounds. Without any blueprints or instructions from the 1920s, the engineers have to build it up from scratch.
Fortunately, Bentley owns the second blower ever built, which can be used to mimic a new design or an improved version of the blower. Placed as one of its museum collections, the engineers can disable the car and study it piece by piece through a mechanism called reverse engineering.
If you are a vehicle enthusiast, then you might have an idea of what this revival can lead to. Will it be able to bring back Bentley’s glory days, or will it be an idea to be scrapped?