Bentley is working on an engine for LMP2


The new technical regulations for LMP2 which will enter into force in 2017, has attracted the interest of several manufacturers, that could end up as the discipline. According to ‘’, Bentley working on an engine for the LMP2 and will begin the testing program during the last days of the next month. The signature belonging to the VAG Group have decided to install your propeller twin-turbo in a Ginetta LMP3 by way of mule testing. This particular prototype with the sole purpose of accumulating miles of tests began to be developed during the month of November.

The goal of Bentley is to develop a propellant that is a real alternative and positive in the new LMP2. From there it is expected that the british brand may develop its own structure of competition in a short period of time. If so, Bentley will need to choose one chassis to use in 2017 when they enter in the new regulations LMP2 in force. As determined by FIA and the ACO half a year ago, the options that would have Bentley on the table are the chassis developed by Dallara, ORECA, Onroak (Ligier) or Riley/Multimatic.

Bentley draws a real possibility of returning to the resistance. After developing the Bentley Continental GT3 and put it in competition through the team M-Sport, the british firm would be interested in making the leap from GT to prototypes, since his last victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans dates back to 2003. With claims that are less ambitious, Bentley has the option of developing an aero kit on one of the chassis marked by the bylaws. This ability gives you options to compete in IMSA, WEC and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.