The Bentley Continental revealed an ace from up its sleeve in its latest generation forming a V8 model. Adding a different dynamic to the otherwise W12 powered luxury coupe, this new recipe has gone down a storm. Bentley has reworked this V8 car to produce a new special model inspired by its racing efforts in GT3. Bringing more than just a stripe and a few plaques to the party, this is the Bentley Continental GT3-R.
To officially make its debut at the Goodwood Festival of speed, this special edition car will be limited to just 300 units. Sporting more aggressive bodywork, the GT3-R gains a new front splitter, large fixed rear wing and two huge bonnet grills. Beneath said grills sits a 572BHP 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8 engine that can churn out 516lb ft of torque from as low as 1,700rpm. Sending power to all four wheels via an 8 speed ZF automatic gearbox, the Bentley Continental GT3-R will do 0-60MPH in 3.6 seconds. Weight saving is key to this car as it tips the scales at 100KG lighter than a Continental GT V8 S. An all-new titanium exhaust system also features alongside torque vectoring.
Inside the rear seats have been banished and the fronts much more bolstered. The centre console is trimmed in carbon along with the obligatory smattering of GT3-R branding.
Order books open today.