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.
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."
First Published: Jul 28, 2014 15:51 IST