217mph Bentley Speed 8 Le Mans winner driven - autocar.co.uk

Autocar gets a chance to drive the priceless Bentley Speed 8 Le Mans racer, which dominated the Le Mans 24hr race in 2003. SUBSCRIBE to Autocar: http://youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=autocar The stunning Bentley Speed 8 dominated the 24hrs of Le Mans in 2003, finishing in first and second place, seven laps ahead of its competitors. So, when Autocar was invited to drive it at the Anglesey circuit, Steve Sutcliffe was hardly going to say no. With a turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 it has 615bhp, weighs just 900kg and is geared to hit 97mph in first gear. Even with used racing slicks and a polite warning from Bentley to be careful, it's breathtakingly fast. Autocar, the world's leading motoring magazine and website, delivers industry-leading news, the most in-depth car reviews and opinion from our team of experts. Our presenters include some of the world's top motoring journalists who have unrivalled access to the world's fastest, rarest, most exotic and most exciting cars on some of the world's best roads and race tracks. Can a supercar beat a superbike? Can a Audi A1 outrun a Nissan GT-R on a wet circuit? Can a Porsche 911 slay a Corvette on the drag strip? Autocar pitches the giants of the performance car world against each other to deliver the all-important verdict. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL683B44EF38362015 Read Autocar's Bentley reviews: http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-reviews/bentley Read Autocar's Bentley Continental GT Speed review: http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/bentley/continental-gt-speed/first-drives/bentley-continental-gt-speed Visit http://www.autocar.co.uk for the latest news, reviews and analysis New videos are uploaded to Autocar's YouTube channel each week. Don't miss a single one. Subscribe to the channel now: http://youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=autocar http://www.youtube.com/autocar LIKE Autocar on Facebook: http://www.autocar.co.uk/facebook FOLLOW Autocar on Twitter: https://twitter.com/autocar +1 Autocar on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+autocar

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