For this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, Bentley will launch a high-performance version its Continental GT model that is expected to be carry the GT3 badge. The new Continental GT3 will be the lightest version of th Continental GT, although it is not clear what engine will use.
The V8-powered Continental GT has a total weight of 2,295 kg, which means 1000 kg more than the race version. As a result, Bentley replaced the four-wheel drive system found on all of its Continental GT models ands replaced it with a rear-wheel drive system in order to save some weight.
No matter what engine will be seen under the hood, the Continental GT3 will have around 700 hp. In addition, there is also an aerodynamic kit consisting of a new front lip spoiler, new side sills as well as a fixed rear wing.
Bentley is not planning to offer this model for every customer who wants it, as it will build a limited run with only 30 units for UK delivery. According to Autocar, customers already placed a deposit for the new model.
Currently, the most powerful version of the Continental GT range is the Continental GT Speed. This model uses the 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 engine that delivers 635 hp (467 kW) and 820 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque.
The 2015 Bentley Continental GT Speed has a top speed of 206 mph or 331 km/h and is able to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.0 seconds (100 km/h or 62 mph in 4.2 seconds).