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Bentley's new Continental GT3 race auto is ready to compete

10 November, 2017, 09:20 | Author: Nadine Todd
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Technical details on the Continental GT3 were not divulged, but it will likely receive power from Bentley's new 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine.

Designed by a mix of in-house staff at Bentley Motorsport and its partner M-Sport, the Continental GT3 will be available to customers in 2018.

Bentley's previous Conti GT3 racer entered 528 races throughout its four-year lifespan, scored 120 podiums and 45 wins.

'The new Continental GT road vehicle has proved to be a great starting point for the development of a new racer, and the engineering development work is true to Bentley's impeccable standards'.

The car's debut will be in the first round of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup at Monza, where it will aim to begin a defence of the 2017 crown won by the old vehicle.

What do you think of the new Bentley Continental GT3?

The GT3 auto is based on the new Continental GT road vehicle and uses its mostly aluminum structure along with a new development of the manufacturer's four-liter twin-turbo V8 engine.

Bentley Motorsport will run two new GT3s in the Blanpain series.

The new Conti GT3 is based on the all-new Continental GT revealed earlier in 2017, but has undergone serious steroidal treatment to beef it up, ready for the 2018 GT3 season.

At present the second-gen Continental GT3 is completing a six-month testing programme in France, Portugal and the United Kingdom, which will eventually include a 24-hour race simulation too. The wind tunnel-generated aerodynamic structures are all new, as are the suspension and braking systems.

Bentley has taken the wraps off the new GT3 racing auto version of its Continental GT.

The team is yet to announce its 2018 driver lineup.

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