Bentley Continental GT3-R – A New Level of Luxury and Performance

Bentley Continental GT3-R – A New Level of Luxury and Performance

Bentley has released the rarest and most dynamic Continental in their history, calling it the GT3-R.

The Continental GT3-R was inspired by Bentley’s GT3 racecar, which recently won the Blancpain Endurance Series race at Silverstone, the first UK race for Bentley in 84 years.

Only 300 Continental GT3-R’s will be hand-built at Bentley’s headquarters in Crewe. Bentley’s Motorsport Division will provide the finishing touches.

Featuring a retuned version of Bentley’s race-proven 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, this two-seat, performance-focused Grand Tourer rockets from a standstill to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds. This makes the Continental GT3-R the fastest-accelerating Bentley ever.

Guiding it to that title, the Continental GT3-R is 100 kg lighter than a GT V8 S, and its high-performance V8 produces 572 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Reaching max torque at just 1,700 rpm certainly helps it to get off the line in a hurry.

Once moving, Bentley’s all-wheel drive system now features torque vectoring to hustle it through the bends. The Electronic Stability Control system was modified and the chassis was tuned to give the Continental GT3-R a dynamic, responsive and involving driving experience.

“The experience of driving a Continental GT3-R is awe-inspiring, and takes the dynamic abilities of our Grand Tourer to new heights,” said Wolfgang Durheimer, Chairman and Chief Executive of Bentley Motors. “We were inspired to create something extremely special for the road by the performance of our Continental GT3. It is a celebration of the Bentley passion for building outstanding drivers’ cars. To be a true Bentley, the GT3-R had to be the most luxurious track-inspired Grand Tourer ever, and this car pushes our trademark combination of luxury and performance to a new level.”

What do you think of Bentley’s new, dynamic member of its Continental family? Has it joined your family of dream cars?

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