Bentley Motorsport has unveiled its GT3 challenger for 2018, the new Continental GT3.
The new car promises to be lighter, more dynamic and more powerful than its predecessor. Bentley Motorsport enjoyed great success in 2017, winning the British GT Championship in the hands of Team Parker Racing and drivers Seb Morris and Rick Parfitt and taking the Teams Championship in the Blancpain Endurance Series Cup.
Brian Gush, Director of Motorsport at Bentley, is excited at the opportunities that the new car offers.
“After four years of success with our Continental GT3, we’re very excited to reveal our second-generation car,” said Gush. “It leaves no area or system untouched in search of even better performance, and early test results are promising.”
“The new Continental GT3 road car has proved to be a great starting point for the development of a new racer and the engineering development work is true to Bentley’s impeccable standards.”
The new Continental GT3 has been designed from the all-new Continental GT road car, using a mostly aluminium structure.
The engine is an evolution of the race-proven Bentley twin-turbo V8 and exterior surfaces have been extensively tested in the wind tunnel.
A six-month test programme for the new Continental GT3 has already begun and will include a full 24 hour endurance race simulation.
It is expected that the new car will make its race debut at the opening round of the 2018 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup at Monza on April 22.