Revelead last year at the Paris Motor Show, Bentley’s new Continental GT-based race car made its official world debut at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed before competing in the FIA Blancpain Series next year. The Continental GT3 is powered by a race-prepared and dry-sump version of Bentley’s powerful but efficient 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, developing up to 600 bhp (447 kW).
“The Continental GT3 exploits the incredible performance beneath the skin of every Continental GT. We’ve removed over 1000 kilograms of weight, reconfigured our 4.0-litre V8 to produce 600 bhp in race specification, and developed a comprehensive aerodynamic package to ensure that we perform competitively. We are now looking forward to getting the car on the track and proving its potential.” – commented Rolf Frech, Member of the Board for Engineering.
The exterior of the car stays true to the design of the Continental GT featuring a comprehensive aerodynamic package, to maximise downforce with optimised drag. Noticeable additions include a carbon fiber rear wing, splitter, as well as revised bumpers, hood, sills and fenders. Check out the official press release as well as a video showing the car in action.