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Continental GT3 Race Car

The world eagerly welcomed the extraordinary new Continental GT – and now ready for its second race season is the astonishing new Continental GT3 race car. The pedigree is world class, with the previous Continental GT3 being a proven championship-winning endurance racer, scoring over 120 podiums and 45 wins around the world to date.

W.O. Bentley promised always to build a “good car, fast car, best in its class” and this is no different with the race car. Development of the new Continental GT3 has been led with passion and innovation by the engineers of Bentley Motorsport’s in-house team based in Crewe, and supported across the car by designers and technicians at Bentley’s technical partner, M-Sport.

The new GT3 race car was developed in tandem with the recently launched Continental GT road car, and the performance learnings are many. It utilises a mostly aluminium structure to deliver a much lighter, race-ready weight of significantly less than 1300 kg together with more even weight distribution – ideal for racing. The engine is a new development of the race-proven 4.0-litre Bentley twin-turbo V8, with a redesigned dry sump system and all-new intake and exhaust systems. Unrestricted power is in excess of 550 bhp, fuel consumption is improved and despite reduced exhaust noise the sound is still unmistakably Bentley.

Highly optimised road car intercoolers are used in the Continental GT3 to provide optimum engine performance. Exterior aerodynamic surfaces, based on the sleekly refined lines of the road car, provide additional down force. New suspension and braking systems are also bespoke to the car. To see the full specification of the new GT3, read below.

If you are interested in purchasing a Continental GT3 go to our Join Team Bentley page or email motorsportportal@bentley.co.uk.
 

The technical specifications of the new Continental GT3 race car are as follows:

Title

Specification

Engine

4.0-litre direct injection twin-turbo V8, Cosworth engine management system

Max Power

Approx. 550 bhp derestricted

Oil System

Dry sump

Transmission

Rear wheel drive, Ricardo six-speed sequential longitudinal gearbox, AP racing clutch, steering wheel mounted paddle-operated pneumatic gear shift

Drivetrain

Carbon fibre propshaft, limited slip differential

Suspension

Double wishbone suspension front and rear, four-way adjustable racing dampers

Steering

Electric power-assisted steering

Brakes

Alcon ventilated iron disc brakes front and rear, Alcon six-piston front calipers, four-piston rear calipers, driver-adjustable brake bias

Safety

FIA-specification steel roll cage, six-point FIA safety harness, onboard fire extinguisher, onboard pneumatic jack system

Fuel System

FIA-specification racing fuel cell

Oil

Mobil 1™ synthetic motor oil

Electronics

Race-specification Bosch ABS and traction control. Lightweight race battery.

Wheels

BBS Forged Motorsport 18” x 13” rims

Tyres

355 / 705 R18

Aerodynamics

Carbon fibre front splitter, rear wing and body panels. Lightweight, aerodynamically-optimised bumpers, bonnet, sills and fenders

Length

4860 mm

Width

2045 mm

Height

1355 mm

Weight

<1300 kg