New Bentley Continental GT3 Racecar

New Bentley Continental GT3 Racecar

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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

[vcas_spec spec_title=”Engine” spec_description=”4.0-litre direct injection twin-turbo V8, Cosworth engine management system”][vcas_spec spec_title=”Power” spec_description=”Approx. 550 bhp derestricted”][vcas_spec spec_title=”Oil System” spec_description=”Dry sump”][vcas_spec spec_title=”Transmission” spec_description=”Rear wheel drive, Ricardo six-speed sequential transaxle gearbox, AP racing clutch, steering wheel mounted paddle-operated pneumatic gear shift”][vcas_spec spec_title=”Drivetrain” spec_description=”Carbon fibre propshaft, limited slip differential”][vcas_spec spec_title=”Suspension” spec_description=”Double wishbone suspension front and rear, four-way adjustable racing dampers”][vcas_spec spec_title=”Brakes” spec_description=”Alcon ventilated iron disc brakes front and rear, Alcon six-piston front calipers, four-piston rear calipers, driver-adjustable brake bias”][vcas_spec spec_title=”Safety” spec_description=”FIA-specification steel roll cage, six-point FIA safety harness, onboard fire extinguisher, onboard pneumatic jack system”][vcas_spec spec_title=”Fuel System” spec_description=”FIA-specification racing fuel cell”][vcas_spec spec_title=”Electronics” spec_description=”Race-specification Bosch ABS and traction control. Lightweight race battery.”][vcas_spec spec_title=”Wheels” spec_description=”BBS Motorsport 18” x 13” rims”][vcas_spec spec_title=”Tyres” spec_description=”355 / 705 R18″][vcas_spec spec_title=”Aerodynamics” spec_description=”Carbon fibre front splitter, rear wing and body panels. Lightweight, aerodynamically-optimised bumpers, bonnet, sills and fenders”][vcas_spec spec_title=”Length” spec_description=”4860 mm”][vcas_spec spec_title=”Width” spec_description=”2045 mm”][vcas_spec spec_title=”Height” spec_description=”1355 mm”][vcas_spec spec_title=”Weight” spec_description=”<1300 kg” el_class=”last”]
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