Airfix 1930 Bentley 4.5Litre Supercharged A20440V
With its front mounted supercharger, the 4.5 litre Bentley became the
quintessential British sports car of the 20s and 30s. It was shaped from
the earlier 4-cylinder 3 Litre, but produced substantially more power
with its blown engine. As such, it was a stunning road car and a perfect
contender for endurance racing.
Due to its dramatic appearances at Le
Mans and successes in speed trials at the Brooklands circuit, racing and
winning became synonymous with Bentley during this period and few other
models capture this image as well as the 4.5 litre Bentley.
The number 9
car featured in this kit, UU5872, is the original Birkin Team Car known
as 'Birkin Blower No. 2'. This is the car that made a dramatic
appearance at the 1930 Le Mans 24 Hour Race.