Bentley Reveals its Continental GT3-R

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Just in time for this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Ahead of this year’s Goodwood FOS, Bentley has just unveiled its latest creation, the Continental GT3-R. Bentley claims it's the “fastest-ever accelerating” road car it has ever built. Limited to just 300 examples, the GT3-R is inspired by the standard GT3, and is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with 572 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. Weight is also down by 220 lbs. compared to the GT V8 S. 0-60 mph happens in just 3.6 seconds. Bentley claims the GT3-R is a grand tourer with the performance of a race car.

The UK-based carmaker also points out the all-wheel-drive GT3-R features torque vectoring for the first time, and the ZF eight-speed automatic has shorter output gearing than in any previous Continental. The new trim’s Drive and Sport modes are now more distinguished than before, and the steering column-mounted paddle shifters have been recalibrated. Riding on a set of 21-inch forged wheels, the GT3-R also utilizes a Carbon Silicon Carbide (CSiC) braking system. To prove it’s a true high-performance machine, the GT3-R only has two seats to cut down on weight with the rear seats replaced by a luggage bench.

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Covered in Beluga black leather and Alcantara, the driver and passenger seats are a new and improved design to guarantee better support. The exterior is distinguished by a new front splitter and rear spoiler made from carbon fiber. There’s also a pair of two new hood vents. All GT3-Rs will be painted in Glacier White while the radiator shell, grille and window surrounds are done in gloss black. Also note the two-tone green “power lines” on each side. Official pricing has yet to be announced, but Bentley is now taking orders.

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