When car designs begin to stagnate, designers go back in time for inspiration, in the case of Arturo Alonso from Bentley Boys USA, he has gone back to the sixties, which has led him to this: The Bentley Boys S3.
Given enough interest, only three cars are expected for production, each taking an enormous eight months to build. The target market is Dubai, New York and Moscow, where image is everything.
As far as we can tell the cars will actually be built on original 1960s Bentley S3 bodies, which might explain the 8 month production schedule. Apart from that, there is not much actual Bentley in this car.
The same four-headlamp layout and vertical grille remain, while the original V8 engine has been replaced by a BMW-sourced 4.4-litre engine with around 220kW.
The power is put to the ground via 20-inch forged wheels (even if you can only see 10 of that 20 inch) driven through a five-speed ZF automatic transmission.
Little else is known about the specifications, except that it will have air conditioning, leather and suede trim and a stainless steel exhaust system.
It will cost the three owners $150,000 USD, which is not that much given the work and effort involved. But when you consider that you’re essentially buying a pimped up 1960s Bentley S3, there might be some hesitation – unless you’re a Russian billionaire.