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Overview

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:

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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 transaxle 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 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

Latest News

2017 Motorsport News

  • 9th November, 2017
    The new Continental GT3 race car is announced.  Read the news announcement here...

  • 1st October, 2017
    Bentley Motorsport has won the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup with Bentley Team M-Sport at a rollercoaster final round in Barcelona. Read more...

  • 29th September, 2017
    Bentley Motorsport heads to the final round of the Blancpain GT Series this weekend with two championship titles in its sights. Read more...

  • 27th September, 2017
    The number 31 Continental of Seb Morris and Rick Parfitt Jr has won the 2017 British GT Championship.  Read more...

    The number 31 Bentley Continental GT3 of Seb Morris (GB) and Rick Parfitt Jr (GB) has won the 2017 British GT Championship thanks to a fourth place finish for the Team Parker Racing crew at Donington Park over the weekend of 23-24 September, 2017.The number 31 Bentley Continental GT3 of Seb Morris (GB) and Rick Parfitt Jr (GB) has won the 2017 British GT Championship thanks to a fourth place finish for the Team Parker Racing crew at Donington Park over the weekend of 23-24 September, 2017.The number 31 Bentley Continental GT3 of Seb Morris (GB) and Rick Parfitt Jr (GB) has won the 2017 British GT Championship thanks to a fourth place finish for the Team Parker Racing crew at Donington Park over the weekend of 23-24 September, 2017.The number 31 Bentley Continental GT3 of Seb Morris (GB) and Rick Parfitt Jr (GB) has won the 2017 British GT Championship thanks to a fourth place finish for the Team Parker Racing crew at Donington Park over the weekend of 23-24 September, 2017.The number 31 Bentley Continental GT3 of Seb Morris (GB) and Rick Parfitt Jr (GB) has won the 2017 British GT Championship thanks to a fourth place finish for the Team Parker Racing crew at Donington Park over the weekend of 23-24 September, 2017.
  • 21st September, 2017
    The Bentley Continental GT3 leads the British GT Championship 2017 as Team Parker Racing heads to the series finale  this weekend. Read more... 

  • 31st July, 2017
    Bentley scores a podium place at 24h of SPA 2017 with Car number 8.  Read more...

  • 26th June, 2017
    Bentley Motorsport takes a translatlantic double, as a Blancpain Series win at Paul Ricard is mirrored by a win in the Pirelli World Challenge at Road America. Read more...

  • 12th June, 2017
    Bentley Team Parker Racing’s number 31 Continental GT3 has won the Silverstone 500, the longest race in the British GT Championship. Read more...

  • 23rd May, 2017
    Bentley Motorsport will return to Nürburgring 24 Hours for the third consecutive year this week as it aims for podium success with its three Continental GT3s.  Read more...

  • 15th May, 2017
    Bentley Motorsport has finished in fifth and ninth place with its pair of Bentley Team M-Sport Continental GT3s in the Silverstone round of the Blancpain GT Series 2017. Read more...

  • 2nd May, 2017
    Five Bentley Continental GT3s took on three of the biggest GT championships in the world over the last weekend in April and won in British GT, took second place in Pirelli World Challenge SprintX and third place in GT Open. Read more...

  • 25th April, 2017
    Bentley Motorsport is sending Bentley Boy Vince Abril (MO) to the USA to race for Bentley Team Absolute in the Pirelli World Challenge SprintX.   Read more... 

  • 4th April, 2017
    Bentley Motorsport has finished in second place in the opening round of the Blancpain GT Series with the #7 Continental GT3 and drivers Steven Kane (GB) and Vince Abril (MO). Read more...

  • 31st March, 2017
    Bentley Motorsport arrives in Misano in Italy for the opening round of the 2017 Blancpain GT Series and is aiming to get the season off to a strong start. Read more... 

    Bentley Motorsport has taken second place in the opening round of the VLN series with Bentley Team ABT and its #38 Continental GT3, starting off the team’s Nürburgring 24 Hours campaign on the right foot. Read more...

  • 3rd February, 2017
    Bentley travel to Bathurst to contest the first race of the 2017 season for Bentley Team M-Sport. Read more about that here. They are also revealing the new Bentley Team M-sport livery at Bathurst. Read more...

  • 11th January, 2017
    Bentley Motorsport has added driver Oliver Jarvis to their line up of Bentley Boys who will race the Blancpain Endurance series 2017. Read more...


Read about 2016 Motorsport news here
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Read about 2015 Motorsport news here.

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Racing Partners

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EXXONMOBIL

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.

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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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NAIM

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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BREITLING

In 2002, Bentley launched the Continental GT, then the most powerful Bentley ever built. Breitling lent the revolutionary new luxury car an extra personal touch, by participating in the design of the technical instruments and, importantly, creating the onboard clock. Following a successful collaboration during Bentley’s renowned Le Mans campaign from 2001 to 2003, Breitling returned as a key sponsor of the Continental GT3 project for the Pirelli World Challenge Series, GT Asia Series and Premier Race Events.

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Motorsport Hospitality

2018 dates to be announced