An exciting new period in the history of Bentley was unlocked when the Bentley Continental GT3 Concept was launched at the 2012 Motor Show in Paris.
For over ten years, Bentley repeats the same accomplishment with a Continental-based GT3 race car. As of now, it is being worked-on by a dedicated motorsport team inside the company’s factory in Crewe.
Indicating Bentley’s come-back to the racetrack since the victory of sixth Le Mans in 2003; Bentley Continental GT3 stays faithful to its motorsport philosophy of creating racecars from their road-going counterparts.
Bentley's Chairman and Chief Executive, Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber said it is clear that the customers wanted Bentley on the racetrack. The Continental GT3 is the fulfillment of the company’s vision since the debut of the Continental GT. At this point, the company’s effort has shown that the car has a huge potential as a racer with its new GT Speed. The latest Continental GT3 is made to show its capabilities in its most extreme form. This institutes a solid ground for the company’s long-term motorsport plans.
The latest Continental GT Speed is polished, luxury-grand tourer. But if the driver so demands, it has a unique tough sporting character. With its extraordinary accessible performance, the Bentley is considered to be a supercar that can be driven on a daily basis, whatever the road and weather conditions may be.
Continental GT3 model makes use of the exceptional high-speed stability, phenomenal performance and renowned resilience of Bentley's iconic coupe.
The use of a comprehensive aerodynamic package, rear-wheel drive chassis in accordance with the regulations and a state-of-the-art motorsport hardware is tailored to the car’s specification for track. The substantial livery of the automobile boosts the muscular form of the Continental GT Speed. The inclusion of Union flags shows its persistent patriotism.
Continental GT3 concept earned so much support from the FIA. Hence, Bentley will make its return to the motorsport field to compete with the very best before 2013 ends.
Well-equipped and with impressive speed and endurance, the latest Bentley participant will be able to compete in a variety of race series, including 24-hour marathons.
Bentley's Director of Chassis, Motorsport and Powertrain, Brian Gush led the advancement of the Continental GT3. Being the head of the program, he oversaw Bentley Speed 8 prototype racers take a dramatic one/two at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2003. Needless to say, Brian is fit to lead Bentley's come-back to the racetrack.