Bentley Motors unveiled the Continental GT3 Concept Racer to the world at the Paris Auto Salon in September 2012. Since then, the Bentley GT3 team led by Bentley’s Director of Motorsport, Brian Gush – the man in charge when the iconic Bentley Speed 8 won at Le Mans in 2003 - have worked with a team of engineers to develop the car in preparation for Bentley’s return to the track.
Working with GT3 technical partner, M-Sport Ltd, the race-ready version of the Continental has been taking shape over the last six months, and features:
- a race-configured version of Bentley’s highly efficient 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine
- a six-speed sequential racing gearbox
- double wishbone suspension
- four-way adjustable dampers
- competition brakes
More than 1000 kg of weight has been saved over the Continental GT road car by removing the equipment and parts: double glazing, over fifty ECUs, veneer and leather trimmed doors and extensive electrical systems. The seats, doors, boot-lid and bonnet are now hand-crafted in lightweight carbon fibre.
The Continental GT3 will soon be ready to begin a test programme ahead of its race debut. More details and specification of the Continental GT3 will be released soon.