More powerful Continental GT3-R possible

Autocar India
First Published: 15:51 IST(28/7/2014)
Last Updated: 12:26 IST(30/7/2014)
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An even more extreme version of the Bentley Continental GT3-R is possible, according to design Chief Luc Doncerwolke. The GT3-R was revealed as a range-topping performance version of the Continental at the recent Goodwood Festival of Speed. The production run was limited to just 300 examples, which were hand-built in Crewe, England and finished in Bentley’s motorsport division.

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Powered by a retuned version of Bentley’s 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, the Continental GT3-R produced 572bhp and 71.3kgm, and was the fastest-accelerating Bentley ever, capable of reaching 96.5kph from a standstill in 3.6 seconds.
 
Doncerwolke said that a more extreme, rear-wheel drive version of the GT3-R was possible and there would be an appetite for it. Bentley has already sold all the 300 GT3-Rs produced, and Doncerwolke believes that a lot of people would want an even more extreme one. He mentioned that the new, more extreme GT3-R will not only have an updated drive and powertrain, but also new styling to closely link the race and road cars.
 
Doncerwolke says, such a model would help bring younger buyers to Bentley: "There's a big opportunity to make more emotional cars in Bentley's future for younger people. We did it in the past and we can do it again."
 
 

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