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Bentley takes pole position in Wired magazine's list of the best

The fastest-accelerating Bentley ever produced; the Bentley Continental GT3-R, has been chosen as the winning car in Wired magazine’s ‘Gear of the Year’.

Wired magazine noted, “We thought it was superb and a truly innovative piece of engineering - taking inspiration from the brand’s racing heritage and marrying this with cutting edge materials, manufacturing and technology to produce a superlative car.”

The Continental GT3-R made its global debut on the Bentley Stand at the Goodwood Festival of Speed earlier this year. Inspired by Bentley’s race-winning Continental GT3 racer, the GT3-R is powered by Bentley’s race- and road-proven 4.0 litre V8 engine, producing 580 PS and 700 Nm of torque. A weight reduction of 100 kg combines with torque vectoring and shorter gearing to deliver a breathtaking driving experience.

In February 2015, the GT3-R will also make its debut in the icy north of Finland for Power on Ice, the flagship experience that elevates the concept of ice driving to the extreme. The Continental GT3-R completes the most powerful Bentley line up yet, making its debut on the frozen lakes piloted by four-time World Rally Champion Juha Kankkunen.

The December issue of Wired magazine is available now.

Read more about the Continental GT3-R here.