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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 – 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.

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.

2019 Bentley Motorsport Season
For the upcoming season, Bentley Motorsport will be racing the new Continental GT3 across Europe in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup again in 2019.

The latest updates regarding the 2019 race season and final confirmation of the 2019 driver line-up – will be announced 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

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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.

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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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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Motorsport Hospitality

2018 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, and the debut of the exciting new Continental GT3. 

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 glimpse into what takes place on the Customer Team Programme, please watch the film above.

If you want to know more about Motorsport in general or make enquiries for our 2019 series, please register your interest by clicking here.

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