New Bentley Continental GT3 Racecar

New Bentley Continental GT3 Racecar

New Bentley Continental GT3 Racecar 1920 1280 Henry

Soon to make it’s debut and hopefully take centre stage at the 2018 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup at Monza on 21st April, the new Continental GT3 race car.

Designed from the all-new Bentley Continental GT road car, the 2nd generation Continental GT3 utilises a mostly aluminium structure, giving a race ready weight of significantly less than 1300 kg and helping to deliver an ideal weight distribution for racing.
 
Powered by a newly developed race-proven 4.0-litre Bentley twin-turbo V8, with a totally redesigned dry sump system and all-new intake and exhaust systems with unrestricted power in excess of 550 bhp.
 
Based on the shape of the road car, the exterior aerodynamic surfaces have been crafted in the wind tunnel and enhance the muscular exterior panels with aerodynamic devices for additional downforce. Suspension and braking systems are new and bespoke to the Continental GT3.
 
The all-new race car has already started a six-month test programme to pick up the mantle from its championship-winning predecessor, completing test work in the UK, France and Portugal. Upcoming development work includes full 24 hour endurance race simulations.

Technical specification

Engine

4.0-litre direct injection twin-turbo V8, Cosworth engine management system

Power

Approx. 550 bhp derestricted

Oil System

Dry sump

Transmission

Rear wheel drive, Ricardo six-speed sequential transaxle gearbox, AP racing clutch, steering wheel mounted paddle-operated pneumatic gear shift

Drivetrain

Carbon fibre propshaft, limited slip differential

Suspension

Double wishbone suspension front and rear, four-way adjustable racing dampers

Brakes

Alcon ventilated iron disc brakes front and rear, Alcon six-piston front calipers, four-piston rear calipers, driver-adjustable brake bias

Safety

FIA-specification steel roll cage, six-point FIA safety harness, onboard fire extinguisher, onboard pneumatic jack system

Fuel System

FIA-specification racing fuel cell

Electronics

Race-specification Bosch ABS and traction control. Lightweight race battery.

Wheels

BBS Motorsport 18” x 13” rims

Tyres

355 / 705 R18

Aerodynamics

Carbon fibre front splitter, rear wing and body panels. Lightweight, aerodynamically-optimised bumpers, bonnet, sills and fenders

Length

4860 mm

Width

2045 mm

Height

1355 mm

Weight

<1300 kg

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