Unusually, this rare limited-edition model has depreciated in value, making it a seriously good bargain for collectors.
Unlike other luxury automakers like, say, Rolls-Royce, Bentley has a rich racing heritage. And sometimes it applies its racing pedigree to its luxury cars to make them a little more savage. Take this brutal Bentley Continental GT3-R, for example. Only 300 examples rolled off the production line, each powered by a twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V8 that develops 572 horsepower and 518 lb-ft of torque. Weighing in at 4,937 pounds, it isn’t exactly light, but this hasn’t affected the performance as much as you would expect.
Zero to 62 mph takes a respectable 3.6 seconds before the coupe reaches a top speed of 170 mph, making it one of the fastest Bentleys ever made. Bentley also added carbon fiber components, bespoke green decals, and more aggressive styling akin to its GT3 race car to differentiate it from the standard Continental. And now one of them is up for sale, courtesy of Motor GT. Out of the 300 that were produced, only 99 examples were sent to the US, making this racing-inspired grand-tourer even rarer. It’s also a relative bargain considering its exclusivity and pristine condition, having only been driven 9,769 miles since it was produced in 2015.
Originally, a Bentley Continental GT3-R would have set you back $339,000, but the dealer is asking for $215,000, making this a rare example of a limited-edition model that’s depreciated in value over time. In three years, it’s already depreciated by $124,000. Originally, the Continental GT3-R also included a matching Bell Racing GT3 helmet and Breitling GT3 watch. The watch is worth $16,000 alone, but the listing doesn’t state whether it’s part of the deal. Either way, this is a rare opportunity to own one of the most powerful, and hard-to-find luxury grand-tourers ever built.