The new Bentley Continental GT3 race car has been unveiled. Based on the latest Continental coupe, the car will go on sale from June 2018.
Under the bonnet, the GT3 is powered by the same 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 found in the Continental GT V8 though it produces 550hp when not restricted to GT3 guidelines. The previous GT3 used a tuned version of the same engine with more power but it also weighed more. Bentley has collaborated with BMW’s M-Sport for this model.
It directly follows and improves upon the first-generation Continental GT3, which has proven to be a championship-winning endurance racer, scoring 120 podiums and 45 wins across 528 races around the world to date.
The new Continental GT3 will make its race debut at the opening round of the 2018 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup at Monza. Updates from the development programme of the new racer, and confirmation of the 2018 driver line-up, will be issued by Bentley Motorsport in due course.