1999 Bentley Hunaudières concept…

 Is it only me… or  the Veyron looks a bit like  this Bentley Hunaudières ?

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The Bentley Hunaudières is a concept car built by Bentley for the 1999 Geneva Salon International de l’Auto. It is powered by a Volkswagen 8.0-litre, naturally aspirated, W16 engine that generates 623 brake horsepower (465 kW; 632 PS) of power at 6,000 revolutions per minute and 760 newton metres (560 lb·ft) of torque at 4,000 rpm in conjunction with a five-speed manual transmission. It is capable of a 350 kilometres per hour (220 mph) top speed
Add to this 4 turbos and you have the Veyron engine…!

Name

The Hunaudières’ name pays homage to the famous straight of Circuit de la Sarthe where Sir Tim Birkin in a “Blower Bentley” overtook Rudolf Carraciola in a Mercedes-Benz SSK at 125 miles per hour (201 km/h) with one wheel on the grass down the Hunaudières straight.

1999 Bentley Hunaudieres Concept

Production

The concept, along with the similar Audi Rosemeyer, lead to the production of the Bugatti Veyron by parent Volkswagen.

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More Photos of the Hunaudières

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