The new Bentley Continental GT3 racer revealed

Bentley has revealed its new Continental GT3 race car – a precursor to a hot Continental GT road car, which will likely happen by 2020.

The GT3 has the same 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 as the Continental GT V8 with Cosworth engine management system and, when it is not limited to the GT3 guidelines, product around 542bhp. The previous GT3 used a tuned version of the same engine with more power but also more weight. Bentley has collaborated with M-Sport on the model of course.

Curb weight of the GT3 is down by at least 950 kg; Bentley claims that the car weighs significantly less than 1300kg, in relation to the road W12 launch of the car is 2250kg.

The new GT3 based on the new Continental GT, features a lot more aggressive, the body of the GT, with a deep front spoiler, wide wheel arches, aerodynamic fins and a huge rear spoiler. These are all optimized for aerodynamics and the support, and are lighter than the standard car of its counterparts.

Inside, there is a FIA-spec roll-cage and six-point harness, while in-the-skin improvements include a lightweight race battery, race-spec anti-lock braking system and traction control, transmission shaft of carbon fiber and four-way adjustable racing dampers.

Bentley is in the hope of winning victories in the Blancpain GT Series, with the model, following a commercial launch in June 2018. It will make its racing debut during the opening round of the 2018 Blancpain Cup at Monza, the 21 April.


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