Bentley reveals its 2015 GT3-R
Beauty and the beast
Based upon the impressive V8 model, the Bentley Continental GT3-R is a lighter, more powerful version of the standard car — dubbed as the ultimate GT.
Expertly tuned by the Bentley Motorsport team, the special edition Continental fuses the racer's 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 — which has 572 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque — with an eight-speed automatic gearbox and rear-biased AWD system.
Bentley have opted to use the same 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 for the GT3-R — which will only have 300 produced as part of a limited production run. The speedy two-seater GT3-R is also capable of reaching 60 mph from 0 in just 3.6 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.8 secs).
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."