This is a baby Bentley Blower on a budget, with one small catch
Not many of us will get the chance to drive a supercharged 1929 41/2 Litre ‘Blower’ Bentley racer.
Only five Blower race cars were ever built, and the most famous of them, Bentley team car number two which competed at Le Mans in 1930, is now insured for about $50 million.
Even one of the Blower Continuation Series cars, the 12 exact replicas of team car number two from Bentley coachbuilder Mulliner, will lighten your wallet to the tune of $3.1 million, plus taxes.
But if you have up to $180,000 or so to spare you can drive the next best thing.
Meet the Bentley Blower Jnr. It is, like the Blower Continuation Series cars, an exact replica of Bentley team car number two. There’s just one small difference, literally: the Blower Jnr is an 85 percent scale, electric-powered replica.
It’s been created in co-operation with Bentley by The Little Car Company, a business based in Bicester, 110km north-west of London, that specialises in making exquisitely executed and drivable scale replicas of iconic cars.
The Little Car Company’s current portfolio comprises replicas of the Bugatti Type 35, the Ferrari Testarossa, and the Aston Martin