2024 Bentley Blower Jnr electric car revealed

It might look like a toy, but the Bentley Blower Jnr is road legal and being billed as ‘the ultimate urban vehicle’...

LCC Bentley Blower Jnr front

On sale Spring 2024 Price from £108,000

Like all traditional car makers, Bentley will have to transition to producing zero-emission vehicles in the coming years. However, its first fully electric car, the Bentley Blower Jnr, probably isn’t what anyone was expecting.

Developed in collaboration with The Little Car Company (a Bicester-based manufacturer that specialises in producing small yet drivable versions of some of the most famous models in history) it’s inspired by the 1929 Blower endurance racer.

LCC Bentley Blower Jnr rear

Unlike previous Little Car Company projects, however, the Blower Jnr is road legal – despite being 85% scale and swapping the original car’s supercharged 4.5-litre petrol engine for a modest 15kW (20bhp) electric motor.

The result is a top speed of 45mph. But then with a predicted range of 65 miles, the Blower Jnr has been built with city driving in mind rather than motorway cruising. There’s no word yet on charging speed, although the car can connect to either a Type 1 or Type 2 socket.

Inside, the two seats are arranged in a tandem formation. And while at first glance the dashboard looks very similar to the aluminium original, the fuel pressure pump has been turned into a drive mode selector, and you get modern features such as sat-nav, a USB port and a reversing camera.

LCC Bentley Blower Jnr dashboard

The Blower Jnr will initially be sold in a First Edition form comprising 99 cars, all of which will be painted to look like Team Car No 2 – the most valuable Bentley in the world, with an insurance value of £25m.

You won’t have to pay that much to get your hands on a Blower Jnr First Edition. However, at £108,000, it still a seriously pricey city car.

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