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Bentley Continental GT3 project powers ahead

Since the world debut of Bentley’s GT3 concept racer at the Paris Auto Salon in September 2012, a team of Bentley engineers has been developing the Continental GT3 in preparation for Bentley’s highly anticipated return to the track.
Building on a racing heritage spanning ninety years, the new Continental GT3 will explore the potential of Bentley’s Grand Tourer and exploit the performance DNA contained within every Bentley.
With specialist guidance and cooperation from Bentley’s GT3 technical partner, M-Sport Ltd, the race-ready version of the Continental has been taking shape over the last six months. Project leader Brian Gush, Bentley’s director of motorsport, said: “Motorsport is an integral part of Bentley, and the performance and endurance qualities of all of our road cars reflect this racing heritage. Not one single part of the GT3 has escaped our attention, and the result is a car that can compete with the field in terms of factors such as power, weight and aerodynamics.”
Powered by a race-configured version of Bentley’s 4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, the GT3 puts its power to the road via a six-speed sequential racing gearbox. Double wishbone suspension, four-way adjustable dampers and competition brakes make up the chassis system, while more than 1,000kg of weight has been saved over the Continental GT road car by removing equipment and parts found in the Grand Tourer such as double glazing, over fifty ECUs and extensive electrical systems.
The Continental GT3 will soon be ready to begin a test program ahead of its race debut. More details and specification of the Continental GT3 will be released soon. 

13 June 2013


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