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Up Close with Bentley Continental GT3 in Action

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Unless you are an avid follower of FIA GT3 series, chances are you have only seen the Bentley Continental GT3 in official press photos. That’s a shame, because to truly understand how mind-boggling this thing is, you have to see it in action and hear its simply amazing roar.

Luckily, that is exactly what Marchettino has brought us from one of his visits to a GT3 shakedown. It takes a bit of getting used to seeing the Bentley Continental GT3 on the race track, in the same way that you wouldn’t quite understand what you’re looking at if you see Jeremy Clarkson on a bicycle.

Bentley Continental GT3 Highlights:

  • Engine: 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, repositioned to the rear of the engine bay, Cosworth engine management system
  • Power: Approx. 600 bhp derestricted
  • Oil System: Dry sump
  • Transmission: Rear wheel drive, Xtrac six-speed sequential transaxle gearbox, 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
  • Steering: Hydraulic power-assisted steering
  • Brakes: Ventilated iron disc brakes front and rear, Brembo six-piston front calipers, four-piston rear calipers, driver-adjustable brake bias
  • Safety: FIA-specification steel roll cage, Sparco six-point FIA safety harness, onboard fire extinguisher, onboard pneumatic jack system.
  • Fuel System: FIA-specification racing fuel cell
  • Electronics: Race-specification ABS and traction control. Lightweight race battery.
  • Wheels: OZ Racing 18″ x 13″ rims
  • Tyres: 310 / 710 R18
  • Aerodynamics: Carbon fibre front splitter, rear wing and body panels. Lightweight, aerodynamically-optimised bumpers, bonnet, sills and fenders
  • Length: 4950 mm
  • Width: 2030 mm
  • Height: 1350 mm
  • Weight: <1300 kg
  • Weight Distribution: 52 : 48
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