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Read about the Latest Motorsport news, GT3 Technical Specs and our Racing Partners below.

The new Continental GT3 Race Car

The world eagerly welcomed the extraordinary new Continental GT – now expectations are running equally high in anticipation of the astonishing new Continental GT3 race car. It is currently in development for the 2018 motorsport season and follows on from the already formidable Continental GT3. The pedigree is world class, with the current car being a proven championship-winning endurance racer, scoring 120 podiums and 45 wins across 528 races around the world to date.

The standard is high. But the team is aiming higher still. Development of the new car 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 the mostly aluminium structure to deliver a much lighter, race-ready weight of significantly less than 1300 kg together with a 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 utilised 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.

2018 Bentley Motorsport Season
For the upcoming season, Bentley Motorsport will assign a brace of breathtaking new Continental GT3 racers across Europe in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup again in 2018. The team will compete across the globe in the four-round Intercontinental GT Challenge. The new Continental GT3 will make its race debut at the opening round of the 2018 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup at Monza. What a day it promises to be.

The latest updates from the development programme of the new GT3 racer – and final confirmation of the 2018 driver line-up – will be announced very soon, so please check back for further updates. 

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




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

Max Power

Approx. 550 bhp derestricted

Oil System

Dry sump


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


Carbon fibre propshaft, limited slip differential


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


Electric power-assisted steering


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


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

Fuel System

FIA-specification racing fuel cell


Mobil 1™ synthetic motor oil


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


BBS Motorsport 18” x 13” rims


355 / 705 R18


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


4860 mm


2045 mm


1355 mm


<1300 kg

Latest News

2018 Motorsport News

  • 30 October, 2018
    Bentley Motorsport secured a sixth championship title in late October 2018 when AAS Motorsport took a double podium in the Thai Super Series finale. Read more...

  • 28 September, 2018
    Bentley Team M-Sport heads to the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup season finale in Barcelona with a chance of clinching the 2018 Pro Drivers’ title. Read more...

  • 3 September, 2018
    Bentley Motorsport and American partner team K-PAX Racing have won the 2018 Pirelli World Challenge GT teams’ title. Read more... 

  • 7 June, 2018
    Bentley’s second-generation Continental GT3 claimed its maiden podium on Saturday night (2 June) at the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Paul Ricard race. Read more...

  • 18 April, 2018
    The new Bentley Continental GT3 makes its race debut this weekend at Monza. Read more... 

  • 6 April, 2018
    Bentley’s Japanese customer team, EIcars Bentley, has announced an unchanged driver line-up for this season’s Super GT Series. Read more...

  • 8 March, 2018
    Official Bentley customer outfit Team Parker Racing has expanded its 2018 programme to include a Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup entry by announcing that Derek Pierce, Ade Barwick and Seb Morris will race its Continental GT3 in Europe this season. Read more... 

  • 6 March, 2018
    Bentley will continue to compete in the European-based Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup this season after confirming that its official customer squad, Team Parker Racing, will enter a Continental GT3 in all five rounds. Read more...

  • 8 February, 2018
    Bentley Motorsport’s newest customer team, K-PAX Racing, will contest the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) SprintX series with Bentley works team drivers Andy Soucek (ES) and Maxime Soulet (BE), and full PWC season entrants Alvaro Parente (PT) and Rodrigo Baptista (BR). Read more here.

  • 6 February, 2018
    Bentley will return to the British GT Championship with 2017 title-winners Team Parker Racing. The Leicestershire-based team will enter two current model Continental GT3s with sights set firmly on the next generation race car. Read more here.

  • 31 January, 2018
    Bentley Team M-Sport’s 2018 motorsport season and Intercontinental GT Challenge campaign get underway in Australia this weekend when two Continental GT3s line up for the Bathurst 12 Hour. Read more here.

Read about 2017 Motorsport news here.

Read about 2016 Motorsport news here.

Read about 2015 Motorsport news here.

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Racing Partners



The Continental GT3 project is proud to be working with ExxonMobil as a key technical partner. Using ExxonMobil’s proven success in motorsports and a track record of helping bring home championships. Bentley’s V8 race engine will be filled with Mobil 1™ synthetic motor oil, to ensure maximum engine protection and performance in the gruelling environment of endurance racing.

Read more here about the way collaboration has enriched both brands

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Princess Yachts

The partnership between Bentley Motorsport and Princess Yachts brings together two British brands that epitomise performance, elegance and luxury, mixing cutting-edge technology with traditional craftsmanship and setting new standards within their industries. Every Princess yacht is designed with a forward-thinking mentality and crafted with meticulous attention to detail in Plymouth, England. Since 1965 Princess have delivered over 17,000 yachts to owner’s across the globe. Through a culture of innovation, Princess yachts are not only some of the most technically-advanced in the world but also the most beautifully realised.

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The Continental GT3 programme is also sponsored by premium British audio experts Naim™. For both Bentley and Naim™, an enduring relationship with customers is core to the philosophy. Both are proud of their British heritage and reputation for offering their customers the very best products in their respective industries. Naim™’s highly specialised team of world-class engineers and designers have a passion and commitment to music that enables them to deliver what is considered by many audio enthusiasts – and their loyal customer base – to be the finest range of audio equipment available in the world today.

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Motorsport Hospitality

2017 was an exciting year for all of our Bentley race teams around the Globe, not least because all of the races supported by our ever popular Customer Team Programme were sold out. 2018 will see the new GT3 make its debut at the Blancpain Endurance Series.

Having our customers join us and support the Motorsport Team at the races, really does give the drivers, engineers and technicians a boost” says Brian Gush, Bentley Motorsport Director.

If you want to take a plimpse into what takes place on the Customer Team Programme, please watch the film above.

The 2018 Customer programme for the Blancpain Series is already sold out, if you want to know more about Motorsport in general or make enquiries for our other races or the 2019 series, please register your interest by clicking here.

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