Bentley has kept its words and launched the new Continental GT3, at the Goodwood festival of speed this year. This car has been completely designed to perform on race tracks, according to one of the board members of engineering, Rolf Frech. The GT3 is a car that can outperform every other Continental GT on the planet, almost 1000 kilos of deadweight have been shaved off, and at the same time the 4.0 liter V8 engine has been reshaped to chug out more than 600 bhp (brake horse power) in race mode. The car has also been aerodynamically restructured to give out maximum competition on the race track.
The GT3 is powered by a 4.0 liter V8 twin-turbo engine, this engine is just a modified version of the V8 that is used by other Bentleys on the normal roads. This modified engine can grow 600 bhp in unobstructed race arrangement, which can be achieved through a management system for motorsport engines. The redesigned V8 can prove to be a worthy opponent for competitors, thanks to a lightweight packaging, which is a very important factor for racing cars. The power pumped out by the engine is directly given to the rear wheels by a carbon fibre propeller shaft to a 6 speed Xtrac chronological gearbox with hollow shift system, controlled by steering mounted paddle shifts.
The exterior of the car resembles the other GTs, but is more aerodynamic since it’s a race car. Many luxury aspects of the interior have been shoved to reduce the weight. Like leather and wooden interior trims and many more. The bumpers, fenders and bonnets have been redesigned to achieve more drag co-efficient, and at the same time to keep the engine cool.
Even though the car has debuted, the developmental work is still going on, so that the car can be ready for the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile) competition.