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Announced a new generation of racing Bentley Continental GT3

New Bentley Continental GT3 racer revealed Announced a new generation of racing Bentley Continental GT3
Sherri Watson | 10 November, 2017, 09:22

Technical details on the Continental GT3 were not divulged, but it will likely receive power from Bentley's new 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine. Based on the 2019 Continental GT, the Continental GT3, but it's gone on a significant diet to weigh in at 2,866 pounds.

The developers of the British premium brand Bentley has released the first official photos of the new coupe Bentley Continental GT3 is designed for track use.

The outgoing vehicle has scored 120 podiums and 45 wins in various GT3 series across the world.

Brimmed with wood and leather as standard, the Bentley Continental GT may not be the most obvious choice for a race auto, but the crew from Crewe has been fielding the grand tourer in worldwide GT3-class racing since 2013.

What do you think of the new Bentley Continental GT3? This new race vehicle uses a structure that's mostly aluminum, allowing it to weigh in under 2,866 lbs. As it's a racing vehicle, the GT3 has an FIA-apporoved roll cage, six-point safety harness, fire extinguisher and pneumatic jack.

Its race debut is at the opening round of the 2018 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup at Monza in Italy.

With the IGTC season-opening Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour running to previous-year GT3 homologations, the new auto will make its competition debut in the Endurance Cup season-opener at Monza in April, with the team set to run its current-generation model in Australia.

Bentley's new Continental GT3 race auto has been unveiled, and it takes after the newly redesigned Continental road vehicle.

Bentley says testing sessions are already underway, and plans to run a full 24-hour race simulation with the auto to make sure it's up for the challenge of modern endurance racing.

Braking power comes from ventilated iron discs at all four corners, with six-piston callipers at the front, four-piston units at the rear, and a driver adjustable braking bias.