Bentley, apart from being a luxury brand, has a storied history in racing. They have been everywhere from Le Mans all the way to the Mille Miglia, especially in the early half of the 20th century.
However, none were as revered as the 1929 Bentley Blower. Developed from the chassis and engine of a Bentley 4.5 Liter, it featured the addition of an external supercharger and lightweight aluminum and magnesium in construction.
The entire reason behind the Blower was to race, despite W.O. Bentley being morally opposed to forced induction.