Bentley unveils their fastest car ever

Bentley Continental GT3-R, the fastest Bentley ever has been revealed. It will make its official debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed being held later this month from June 26-29, 2014. The luxurious supercar in a limited production run of just 300 examples is now open for order with initial deliveries to be effected by the end of this year even though prices are yet to be announced.

Bentley Continental GT3-R 1 fastest bentleyBentley Continental GT3-R promises to be fast and exclusive. Inspired by Continental GT-3 race car, the new GTR-3 can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 3.8 seconds keeping it abreast with the Porsche’s and Ferrari’s while hand built interiors will sport the most lavish of comforts.

Continental GT3-R is based on the Continental two seater which is powered by a 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 engine. This engine is capable of 572 bhp power and 71.4 kgm torque from 1,700 rpm. Lighter in weight by 100 kgs as compared to the GT V8 S, the GT3-R will see its engine mated to an 8 speed automatic gearbox while its exhaust system will be made from titanium adding to its baritone roar. Top speed has been electronically limited to 273 kmph due to gearbox shorter gearing.

Bentley Continental GT3-R 9 dashboardThe performance focused Continental GT3-R sees dramatic interiors. Interiors boast of front seats in a new design with side bolsters, foam cores with Beluga black leather and diamond quilted Alcantara. This same theme continues to steering wheel and shifter while center console, fascia panels and door casings are made of carbon fiber.

The limited edition Bentley GT3-R will be finished in a Glacier White exterior paint with glossy carbon fiber accents on headlamp bezels, bumper strips and grille while side profile will wear two tone green graphics.

 

Bentley Continental GT3-R

Engine
Type

4.0-litre twin-turbo V8

Max Power

580 PS / 572 bhp / 426 kW @ 6,000 rpm

Max Torque

700 Nm / 516 lb.ft @1,700 rpm

Transmission
Type

ZF 8-speed automatic with Quickshift, Block Shifting and separate Drive, Sport and Tiptronic modes. Steering-column-mounted paddle shift.

Driveline

Continuous all-wheel drive (40:60 rear bias) with torque vectoring

Ratios

1st : 4.71; 2nd: 3.14; 3rd: 2.1; 4th: 1.67; 5th: 1.29; 6th: 1.00; 7th: 0.839; 8th: 0.667

Final Drive

3.50

Brakes
Front

420 mm Carbon Silicon Carbide, cross-drilled

Rear

356 mm, Carbon Silicon Carbide, cross-drilled

Wheels and Tyres
Wheels

9.5J x 21”

Tyres

275/35 ZR21

Steering
Type

Rack & pinion, power assisted, speed-sensitive ZF Servotronic

Turns lock-to-lock

2.6 turns

Turning circle

11.3 m / 37.1 feet

Suspension
Front

Four link double wishbones, computer controlled self-levelling air suspension, with anti-roll bar

Rear

Trapezoidal multi-link, computer-controlled self?levelling air suspension, with anti-roll bar

Damping

Continuous Damping Control, tuned for dynamic performance

Dimensions
Wheelbase

2,746 mm / 108.1 in

Overall length

4,806 mm / 189.2 in

Width (across body)

1,944 mm / 76.5 in

Width (inc. mirrors)

2,227 mm / 87.7 in

Overall height

1,394 mm / 54.9 in

Fuel tank

90 litres / 20 gallons / 24 US gallons

Boot volume

358 litres / 12.6 cu. ft

Kerb weight (EU)

2,195 kg / 4839 lb

Gross vehicle weight

2,750 kg / 6063 lb

Performance
Top speed

170 mph / 273 km/h TBC

0-60 mph

3.6 secs

0-100 km/h

3.8 secs

Fuel Consumption (EU cycle)*
Urban

15.3 mpg / 18.5 litres/100 km

Extra Urban

30.6 mpg / 9.2 litres/100 km

Combined

22.3 mpg / 12.7 litres/100 km

CO2 emissions

295 g/km

Fuel Consumption (EPA cycle)**
City (US mpg)

13

Highway (US mpg)

20

Combined (US mpg)

15

Emissions Controls

EU 6 and US LEV II

* Fuel consumption figures are provisional and subject to Type Approval.
** Fuel consumption figures are provisional and subject to EPA certification

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