The GT3 Continental Marks Bentley's Return To Motorsports New details have released about the development of Bentley's new GT3, an ongoing project that was first unveiled to audiences at the Paris Motor Show last year.
Bentley announced that it will return to motorsports: a 10-year absence that last saw the automaker show off it’s stuff at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2003. The announcement came after new details were released about the development of Bentley’s new GT3, an ongoing project that was first unveiled to audiences at the Paris Motor Show last year.
From street to race-form, the Continental has undergone a few changes that take it from the street-legal standard to race-ready model- but according to reports, even with a stripped down interior and full roll cage the vehicle still has all the handcrafted attention to detail Bentley is famous for.
That’s not all- under the hood is where some of the larger changes have been made. The Continental has managed to shed 2,200 pounds for its GT3 form, including a whopping 50 control units!
Other than that, Bentley says changes for the GT3 are minor. The Continental GT3 uses the same 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 as the road car, even if output is slightly tweaked from the standard 500-horsepower. Carbon fiber hood, decklid and doors are also new, but Bentley says that the body of the GT3 is a direct carryover from the Continental GT.