Sending the Continental to fat camp was a great idea for Bentley. They ended up with a car that is over 2,200 pounds lighter and has 600 horsepower on tap. Sounds like your sort of a British luxury car? Welcome to the club!
You've seen plenty of the GT3 Continental before. Bentley's new weapon for the FIA GT3 category was at the Paris Motor Show and we also told you that they managed to save a 1989 Mazda Miata's weight compared to the road car.
Now, it's time for more pictures and the bare facts:
|Continental GT3 Specifications|
|Engine||4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, repositioned to the rear of the engine bay, Cosworth engine management system|
|Power||Approx. 600 bhp derestricted|
|Oil System||Dry sump|
|Transmission||Rear wheel drive, Xtrac six-speed sequential transaxle gearbox, 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||Hydraulic power-assisted steering|
|Brakes||Ventilated iron disc brakes front and rear, Brembo six-piston front calipers, four-piston rear calipers, driver-adjustable brake bias|
|Safety||FIA-specification steel roll cage, Sparco six-point FIA safety harness, onboard fire extinguisher, onboard pneumatic jack system.|
|Fuel System||FIA-specification racing fuel cell|
|Electronics||Race-specification ABS and traction control. Lightweight race battery.|
|Wheels||OZ Racing 18” x 13” rims|
|Tyres||310 / 710 R18|
|Aerodynamics||Carbon fibre front splitter, rear wing and body panels. Lightweight, aerodynamically-optimised bumpers, bonnet, sills and fenders|
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It's still a massive beast.