2014 Goodwood Live – Bentley Continental GT3-R

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The Bentley Continental GT3-R had its public debut at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed today. The “most dynamic and fastest accelerating Bentley ever made” is limited to 300 numbers.

Bentley Continental GT3-R front at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014

Power for the Conti GT3-R comes from a 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo engine producing 580 PS and 700 Nm of torque. The company claims a 0-96 km/h acceleration time of 3.6 seconds, thanks partly due to 100 kg of weight saving (compared to the GT V8 S) and shorter gearing. The GT3-R uses an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission.

The GT3-R will be hand built at Crewe and finished by Bentley’s motorsport department. The earlier mentioned weight saving was achieved by using lightweight components. The exhaust for example is made from titanium which helped in saving 7 kg.

Bentley Continental GT3-R at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 front three quarters

More details are available in the press release below.

Bentley Continental GT3-R at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed – Image Gallery

Bentley Continental GT3-R – Official images

Bentley Continental GT3-R at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed – Press Release

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