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New Bentley Race Car is Downright Mean Looking

New Bentley Race Car is Downright Mean Looking

Bentley has unveiled a brand-new GT3-spec Continental GT racing vehicle ahead of the 2018 racing season.

Bentley has revealed its new Continental GT3, which will compete in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup and Intercontinental GT Challenge next year.

This is the second generation Continental GT3 racecar that finds its spot in the lineage along with the 4 1/2 liter, Speed Six, and Speed 8 Le Mans winners that came before it. It has been developed by Bentley Motorsport in Crewe, with technical assistance from the M-Sport rally team that runs the world championship-winning Ford Fiesta World Rally Car. Since its debut in 2013, the original GT3 has secured 45 wins and 120 podium finishes, and the second-generation wants to raise that bar even higher. Previous Bentley racers were known for being on the porky side, but the new vehicle weighs less than 1,300kg in race-ready form - with power from the car's 4.0-litre V8 rated at "over 550bhp".

"After four years of success with our Continental GT3, we're excited to reveal our second-generation auto", says Bentley's Director of Motorsport, Brian Gush.

"The new vehicle leaves no area or system untouched in the search for even better performance, and the early test results are promising".

Bentley is now planning on running two new Continental GT3 race cars in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup for the 2018 season.

The new racing vehicle uses the road Continental GT's mostly aluminum structure as the foundation for a race-ready weight of less than 1300kg.

The powerplant features a new dry sump system and intake and exhaust systems, and is capable of producing more than 550 bhp before Balance of Performance restrictions.

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