It's all about building more emotional cars.
Bentley revealed its Continental GT3-R at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last month, and we knew right then and there the UK brand was anxious to get back to its racing roots. Powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with 572 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, Bentley claimed the GT3-R can go from 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds. Just 300 examples are planned and all have been spoken for. And now Bentley’s design chief, Luc Donckerwolke, has told Autocar that an more powerful GT3-R is possible.
“I want us to celebrate our race success and have an even more extreme version, with not only an updated drive and powertrain but also new styling to closely link the race and road cars,” Donckerwolke stated. One major reason for doing such a car is to draw younger buyers to the brand. At the same time, an even more hardcore GT3-R will show that Bentley has the ability to “make more emotional cars.”