bentley continental gt3rIf you are addicted to fast cars of the old school. You know, Aston Martins, Jaguars, Bentleys, and none of that Italian stuff, here’s something guaranteed to blow your mind and set your heart racing! It’s the Bentley Continental GT3-R, a limited edition street racer, based on the Bentley Continental GT3 that took the racing world by storm on its debut. It made its debut in Monterey last month. This baby is the ultimate in all respects, packed with goodies, and our only fear that we will not be able to do justice on this page.

Let’s take a closer look.

This is a limited edition car, which means only 300 of them will be made, which is going to make each car an exclusive. They will be hand built at the Crewe factory, and finished in their Motorsport division.

The Body

bentley continentalThe body is a mix of sleekness and aggression, which has been the hallmark of Bentleys for some time now. The basic shape gives it a purposeful stance. The front end as you can see consists of an aggressive splitter, and at the back is a standard spoiler fitted to the boot lid. Both are made of gloss black carbon fiber. Two black painted vents on the bonnet adds to the “in your face” quality that the newest Bentley has.

All cars will be finished in Glacier White with green accenting. This green is reminiscent of the British racing green, and is repeated in the interior. For the inside Bentley has created a two-seat cabin out of black carbon fiber. The seats are covered with green Beluga leather. The GT3-R badging is picked out in a darker green on the head rests and on the passenger side fascia.

The Powertrain

bentley continental gtThe engine of the GT3-R is a retuned version of that of the 4 liter twin turboV8, if that is possible. It now develops 580 PS (572 bhp/426 kW) and 700 Nm of torque. It weighs 100 kg lighter. The 8-speed automatic ZF gearbox has shorter ratios, giving it better acceleration. This baby reaches 60 mph in in 3.6 seconds or 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and hits a top speed of 170 mph. It’s the fastest Bentley ever!To add to it there is a newly designed titanium exhaust system. It is not only is 7 pounds lighter, but imparts an unique baritone roar to point out to everyone else that it is passing.

The Drivetrain

bentleyTaking over from the gearbox is the drivetrain which is the four-wheel drive that is trade mark Bentley. But for the first time it features torque vectoring, which is a new system of power delivery used in differentials which are units that deliver power to the wheels. Torque vectoring technology gives differentials the ability to deliver different amounts of torque to individual wheels. The paddle shift has been redesigned togive the driver more control. The software controlling it has been recalibrated to give a distinct difference between the “Drive” and the “Sport” modes.

The Chassis and Undercarriage

monterey 2014These too have been refined to remind the driver and passengers that this is not just an out and out racer but a luxury car too. The GT3-R is equipped with air springs and dampers that are like the sports-tuned setup of the Continental V8 S, which is possibly Bentley’s best-handling car to date. But in this case the suspension has been taken further. Wheels are 21″ gloss black painted forged alloy fitted with high-grip Pirellis. This is coupled to an Electronic Stability system to give the car unmatched comfort and stability.

The brakes are of Carbon Silicon Carbide system, with fore and aft disk brakes.

As you can understand, this is not just another street-racer. It is a ground breaking car with innovations all around and astounding performance and safety. You can not only go fast but turn fast and stop fast. As we said earlier, it was difficult to do justice to it in this space, but we tried. So don’t you want to jump into this care and drive off?

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