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Which is faster... a Saudi train or a Bentley car?

The Desert Train Race commemorates a similar 1930s race from Cannes to Calais in France

Which is faster... a Saudi train or a Bentley car?
Bentley racing driver Steven Kane has raced Saudi Arabia’s desert passenger train in a four-hour sprint from Riyadh to Dammam.
Which is faster... a Saudi train or a Bentley car?
Race commemorates Bentley ‘Blue Train’ run of 1930
Which is faster... a Saudi train or a Bentley car?
The 480 km route was completed in a Continental GT V8 S Convertible and was won by Kane by a difference of six minutes.
Which is faster... a Saudi train or a Bentley car?
The event was planned to memorialise the 1930 Blue Train race where three-time Le Mans winner Woolf Barnato contested from Cannes to Calais.
Which is faster... a Saudi train or a Bentley car?
According to Kane, the occasion was far more stressful than a stint at Le Mans, which spans for four hours as well.
Which is faster... a Saudi train or a Bentley car?
“The heat, the conditions, not knowing where the train was, while driving within the limits of the country’s regulations. It was a race like no other. I hope Barnato would be proud,” said Kane.