Since the GT3’s dynamic debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed in July, Bentley Continental GT3 has begun an intensive programme of performance, setup and durability testing at tracks across Europe. Finally concluding all its technicalities on the track, Bentley’s new race car is set to make its competitive debut at the 2013 Gulf 12 Hours in Abu Dhabi on 13th December 2013.
The two-part endurance race test at the stunning Yas Marina circuit will mark Bentley’s return to motorsport ten years after its dominant win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2003
Commenting on the performance part of GT3, Bentley’s Director of Motorsport, Brian Gush said, “The car has performed extremely well so far, and has matched or exceeded our simulations in every respect. With 3000 km of testing completed already, the team is very pleased with progress and we’re gaining confidence in our package. We’re all looking forward to the Gulf 12 Hours in December and can’t wait to run the car against the competition for the first time in its first test race.”
Bentley Continental GT3 derives its power from the (race-prepared) dry-sump version of Bentley’s powerful but efficient road-going 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, producing up to 600 bhp in unrestricted race configuration. To an addition, the workers at Crewe had also worked to give the vehicle all the luxuries that are being embedded in any of the Bentley car.
One can check out the detailed technical specification of Continental GT3 in the table below:
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