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Old 06-11-2019, 04:18 AM
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One-off Porsche Boxster Bergspyder and all-new Bentley Flying Spur ...

As a tribute to one of the most extreme racing cars ever built, Porsche created this one-off Boxster Bergspyder. The model that inspired it is the 909 Bergspyder that was built for the 1968 European Hill Climb Championship. Saving weight was such an issue that chief engineer Ferdinand Piech went over the car with a magnet to ensure that not a single steel bolt or washer was fitted. The 909 had no conventional fuel pump but instead featured a fuel bladder that had to be pressurised by hand before the start. Also fitted were very light beryllium disc brakes, which had to be chrome plated as beryllium dust is toxic. Two were built and the featured example has recently been restored to full running order. The new Bergspyder is not quite so extreme. It is a lighter, single seater version of the 981 generation Boxster, fitted with a Cayman GT4 derived engine. Both Bergspyders are now part of the Porsche Museum collection.
Of a completely different order and quite a bit heavier is the new Bentley Flying Spur revealed today. Powered by a 626bhp version of the twin-turbo W12, Bentley claims it is the most advanced luxury Grand Touring sports saloon. The Flying Spur is available to order this autumn and deliveries will start early in 2020.

Enjoy the links:

2019 Bentley Flying Spur - Images, Specifications and Information

2019 Porsche Boxster Bergspyder - Images, Specifications and Information

1968 Porsche 909 Bergspyder - Images, Specifications and Information
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