Bentley unveils the new Continental GT3
Dubai, June 18, 2014
Luxury automobile manufacturer Bentley has unveiled new Continental GT3-R, the rarest and most dynamic member of the esteemed Continental family of Grand Tourers.
It is inspired by the new Continental GT3 race car that stormed to victory at the second round of the Blancpain Endurance Series at Silverstone, the first UK race for Bentley for 84 years.
The Continental GT3-R is a highly exclusive and unique interpretation of performance-focussed luxury, limited to just 300 examples, all of which will be hand-built in Crewe and finished in Bentley’s Motorsport division.
Bentley has developed a high performance 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 for this new two-seater GT. Developing 580 PS (572 bhp / 426 kW) and 700 Nm of torque, together with a 100 kg weight reduction and shorter gearing, the Continental GT3-R is the fastest-accelerating Bentley ever.
Capable of reaching 60 mph from a standstill in just 3.6 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.8 seconds), the GT3-R is a Grand Tourer with the performance of a racer, a statement said.
Wolfgang Dürheimer, chairman and chief executive of Bentley Motors, said: “The experience of driving a Continental GT3-R is awe-inspiring, and takes the dynamic abilities of our Grand Tourer to new heights.”
“We were inspired to create something extremely special for the road by the performance of our Continental GT3. It is a celebration of the Bentley passion for building outstanding drivers’ cars. To be a true Bentley, the GT3-R had to be the most luxurious track-inspired Grand Tourer ever, and this car pushes our trademark combination of luxury and performance to a new level,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service