Bentley Unveils Continental GT3


Bentley unveils most extreme Continental ever, weighing 1,000 kg less than stock and boosted to 600 hp.

Almost a year after appearing at the Paris Auto Show in concept form, Bentley’s Continental GT3 race car has been unveiled at the Goodwood FoS. Taking the Conti GT to the extreme, the GT3 racer has a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 pushed to the back of the engine bay delivering some 600 horsepower thanks to a Cosworth engine management system. Power is sent to the rear wheels via an Xtrac six-speed sequential transmission and racing clutch with gear changes made via a pneumatic shift system and controlled by wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

A comprehensive aerodynamic package, made up of a carbon-fiber front splitter, rear wing and body panels, combined with aero-optimized bumpers, hood, side sills and fenders, helps to keep things nice and slippery, while over 1,000 kg has been stripped off the car with the GT3 racer weighing in at under 1,300kg. Chassis upgrades include a double wishbone suspension, iron disc brakes with Brembo calipers, a carbon-fiber propshaft, and 18-inch OZ Racing alloys. Although built for the track, the GT3 is still a hand-crafted Bentley, so inside a steel roll cage and Sparco six-point safety harness is married to hand-trimmed and stitched steering wheel, door pulls and seat.

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The Continental GT3’s first official run will be up the Goodwood Hillclimb before starting a program of developmental track work with full competition in the FIA Blancpain Series to start in 2014.

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