Yep, it’s yet another new variant of the Continental GT! This one sounds pretty interesting though, at least on paper. The new version is a road-going version of the Bentley Continental GT3 race car, designed to be extremely light and powerful. And it’s rear-wheel-drive.
So in many ways the GT3 version is more “super” than the Continental SuperSport. The car is set to be a whole lot lighter than the standard V8 model, hence the absence of four-wheel-drive, and extensive use of carbon fiber in making the body panels.
Being a race car for the street, Bentley Continental GT3 will also feature radical aerodynamic changes, including a fixed rear wing at the back. Now that’s something we never thought we’d see on a Bentley… a wing! What is this car, a Subaru?
Even though the idea of a 700 horsepower, rear-wheel-drive Continental GT sounds intriguing, we really don’t get the logic behind it. Last time we checked Bentley was still a maker of the world’s finest luxury cars. Why would they want to make a fast, stripped-our car that shuns all their traditional values? And money is not a good excuse, even though the word is they have already received a lot of orders for the GT3.
Bentley Continental GT3 road car will makes its dynamic debut during the Goodwood Festival of Speed.