Following its unveiling at the Paris Motor Show, Bentley released a clip of the Continental GT3 race car in action to show us they are serious about their come back plan and it’s not just a show car to make the stand look good. This is possibly the most important car Bentley will make next year, because it heralds the brand’s returning to the motorsport towards the end of 2013. The car is slated for GT and endurance racing.
Official specs are yet to be revealed – it’s currently undergoing testing and development stage – but since the Bentley Continental GT3 is based on the new GT speed, it’s going to be a serious performer.
Heading the development of the Continental GT3 is Bentley’s Director of Chassis, Powertrain and Motorsport, Brian Gush. Having led the programme that famously saw a brace of Bentley Speed 8 prototype racers take a dominant and dramatic one/two at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2003, Brian is well placed to lead Bentley’s return to competitive racing.