Introduced retro-futuristic roadster in the style of cars of the 30sOctober 10, 2019
The car is powered by a Bentley Continental GT engine
The Belgian custom Krugger workshop, founded by racer Fred Bertrand and best known for motorcycle projects, completed the construction of the Krugger FD speedster. The car is made in the style of retro-futurism and is equipped with a W12 engine from the Bentley Continental GT.
Work on a single-seat speedster began three years ago when textile tycoon Andre Dupont and Francois Forneri, owner of the pharmaceutical company Mithra, turned to Bertrand. Two avid car and art lovers wanted something unique, 100 percent Belgian and designed by Krugger. The names of the customers are even encrypted in the name of the speedster: FD – Fornieri Dupont.
The style of Krugger FD is an echo of the era of streamline design, the popularity of which fell on the 30s of the XX century. At that time, cars and any other equipment sought to give a more aerodynamic shape, and make the lines as smooth and fluid as possible. The speedster was designed and assembled without the use of computer modeling and CNC milling machines that were customary in the 21st century; The color is selected from 150 options and inspired by the Bentley Blue Train.
The choice of engine is also not accidental: in the 1930s, for example, Ferrari did not exist yet (the favorite brand of François Forneri showed its first car in 1940), but Bentley already had a reputation as a serious automaker. Therefore, the choice fell on the 6.0-liter W12 biturbo engine from the Bentley Continental GT, which was boosted from 635 horsepower (900 Nm) to 750. The dynamic characteristics of the Krugger FD were not disclosed, but knowing the weight (1250 kilograms), we can assume that with specific with twice as much power as the Continental GT, the speedster will accelerate to “hundreds” in less than three seconds.
Initially, Bertrand planned to make Krugger FD a record sports car for Bonneville, but after all the work was completed, the car decided to transfer to the status of a show car. In the future, he will exhibit at all kinds of elegance contests – from Goodwood to Villa d’Este and Pebble Beach.
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