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Bentley Continental R Le Mans
2001 - 2002



Number manufactured

My own counting: 46
Some other sources: 44 and 50.

First and last chassis number

First chassis number: SCBZB25E01CH63546 (2001).
Last chassis number: SCBZB25E82CX01780 (2002).

Dimensions, kerb weight, performance

Length, width, height

535, 195, 146 cm

Kerb weight

2470

Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h

5.7 seconds

Top speed

173 mph, 278 km/h

Characteristics and peculiarities

Backgrounds of this model
- Bentley launched two limited Le Mans editions to celebrate the occasion of Bentley's return after 71 years to racing at Le Mans. Production was planned of 50 Le Mans editions of the Continental R Mulliner and 150 of the Bentley Arnage Red label. Actually 46 examples were manufactured of the Continental R Le Mans and 154 of the Arnage Le Mans. Besides those planned models also 5 Le Mans editions were manufactured of the Continental T Le Mans and 4 of the Bentley Azure Le Mans.
- The Le Mans editions didn't replace any other model but were special editions of existing models. The Continental R Le Mans was a specially enhanced edition of the Continental R Mulliner edition.

General characteristics
- 420 bhp at 4000 rpm and 875 Nm at 2200 rpm.
Outside specifications
- Exclusive quad exhaust pipes.
- Ducting vents in the front wing.
- Wide wheelarches and sports bumpers.
- Red brake calipers.
- "Le Mans Series" badges on the front quarter panel.
- 5-spoke sport wheels with red brake calipers.
Inside specifications
- Unique instruments with a dark Racing Green background colour.
- "Le Mans Series" lettering on the speedometer and rev counter.
- Dark finished burr walnut on the Arnage Red Label and straight grain walnut on the Continental R with the Bentley wings etched in intricate detail and inlaid into the waist rails of the doors as well as into the dashboard.
- Winged B motifs embroidered into the headrests of the two-tone, perforated hide upholstery.
- Exclusive chrome and leather design of the gear lever.
- Drilled pedals.
- Unique treadplate plaques.
- Three unique colours: Silver Storm, Black Oriole and Le Mans Racing Green.

Production and chassis numbers

Identification of the model in the chassis number
The chassis number of a Bentley Continental R Le Mans has:
- the letter B on the fifth position
- a number between 63546 and 63568 (model year 2001).
- a number between 01750 and 01780 (model year 2002).
The next models have a partly overlapping identification:
- Bentley Continental R (number 63564).
- Bentley Continental R Mulliner.

Further details about the production and the chassis numbers
- The chassis numbers in the years 1990 up to and including 2003 are assigned in separate series per model type (often per model year as well) or in separate series per model. A model type stands for e.g. the standard saloon models (Silver Spirit, Brooklands), the long wheelbase models (Silver Spur, Bentley LWB), the 2-door coupé models (Continental R, Continental T, et cetera).
- In 2001 the numbers of the following models are mixed within the same series of numbers: Bentley Continental R, Bentley Continental R Mulliner and Bentley Continental R Le Mans.
- In 2002 the numbers of the following models are mixed within the same series of numbers: Bentley Continental R Mulliner and Bentley Continental R Le Mans.

Numbers LHD / RHD

Left-hand drive

Right-hand drive

Model year

Number

% (p yr)

Number

% (p yr)

Total

2001

15

60%

10

40%

25

2002

19

90%

2

10%

21

Total

34

74%

12

26%

46

All chassis numbers

Model year 2001
SCBZB25E01CH63546
SCBZB25E61CX63547
SCBZB25E81CX63548
SCBZB25EX1CX63549
SCBZB25E61CX63550
SCBZB25E81CX63551
SCBZB25EX1CX63552
SCBZB25E11CX63553
SCBZB25E51CX63555
SCBZB25E71CX63556
SCBZB25E91CH63559
SCBZB25E01CX63561
SCBZB25E91CH63562
SCBZB25E41CX63563
SCBZB25E81CX63565
SCBZB25E81CH63567
SCBZB25E51CX63569
SCBZB25E11CX63570
SCBZB25EX1CH63571
SCBZB25E11CH63572
SCBZB25E71CX63573
SCBZB25E51CH63574
SCBZB25E71CH63575
SCBZB25E91CH63576
SCBZB25E01CH63577

Model year 2002
SCBZB25EX2CX01750
SCBZB25E52CX01753
SCBZB25E72CX01754
SCBZB25E92CX01755
SCBZB25E02CX01756
SCBZB25E92CH01757
SCBZB25E62CX01759
SCBZB25E22CX01760
SCBZB25E42CX01761
SCBZB25E62CX01762
SCBZB25E82CX01763
SCBZB25E62CH01764
SCBZB25E12CX01765
SCBZB25E52CX01767
SCBZB25E72CX01768
SCBZB25E52CX01770
SCBZB25E92CX01772
SCBZB25E02CX01773
SCBZB25E22CX01774
SCBZB25E82CX01777
SCBZB25E82CX01780



Details of the Bentley Continental R Le Mans 2CX01761 at the right side of this page (pictures below):















2001 Bentley Continental R Le Mans design drawings (above).
2002 Bentley Continental R Le Mans SCBZB25E42CX01761 (below).

























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