The Bentley Bacalar's W12 engine is ready

The Bacalar's W12 has completed testing having passed three tests

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Remember the Bentley Bacalar? Launched last year in March, the Bacalar was the launchpad for Bentley's coachbuilding division, Mulliner. Now, the W12 Engine of the first Bacalar is ready.

Capable of producing 650 horsepower and 900 Newton-meters of torque, Bentley describe the W12 as "the most advanced 12-cylinder engine in history".

The engine you see here has passed three Bentley tests: the leakage test, the Cold test and the Hot Test.

The first test check for leakage, the second one is carried out before the exhaust manifolds and turbochargers are in place. The third and last test takes place after a UV dye is added to the engine in order to check further leakage.

What's more, Bentley pressurises the coolant and fuel system with air and nitrogen respectively before "introducing the necessary fluids ready for testing."

A whopping six hours were spent to build the W12 engine by hand and this 650 horsepower W12 will be going into 12 Bacalars which will be delivered to their millionaire owners later this year.

Bentley FACT - Over 100,000 W12 engines have been built by Bentley, with each one of them passing through the hands of 45 craftsmen over 6.5 hours.

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