2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 2 July 2014 , 05:07:10 byDan

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Bentley Continental GT3-R

Bentley is, by all means, a name in the car industry associated with opulence and excess. Modesty is not one of their characteristics, especially because everything they do needs to be uncommon and the target is made of the upper class persons to whom luxury is a necessity. A while ago, the car manufacturer from Crewe has introduced the limited-run Bentley Continental GT3-R which is based on the track-only Continental GT3 and which received more power placed into a lighter body. Well, this precise car will be showcased at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The Bentley Continental GT3-R is powered by a twin-turbo V8 4.0-liter unit that develops 580 PS (426 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft).  The vehicle suffers a weight reduction of 100 kg (220 lbs). This combined with an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission with shorter gearing provide nothing less but “a breathtaking driving experience”.

The Bentley Continental GT3-R came out as a special edition, limited to a number of 300 units, all of them being hand manufactured in Crewe, UK and finished by Bentley’s motorsport department. Each of the 300 units will be covered in Glacier White paint with two-tone green graphics on the side profile. There is a track-only version of the Continental which could also be seen running at Goodwood. Behind its steering wheel we will see David Brabham, the same guy who drove a Bentley Speed 8 to the second place at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2003. We’ll have a better idea on the model once the festival begins.