Bentley has unveiled its second-generation Continental GT3, which will compete in the Intercontinental GT Challenge and defend its Blancpain GT Endurance Cup teams’ championship.
The Continental GT3, which is based on the new Continental GT road car, will make its race debut at the opening round of the 2018 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup at Monza. Bentley Motorsport will run two new GT3s in the Blanpain series.
“After four years of success with our Continental GT3, we’re excited to reveal our second-generation car,” said Bentley director of motorsport Brian Gush. “The new car leaves no area or system untouched in the search for even better performance, and the early test results are promising.
“The new Continental GT road car has proved to be a great starting point for the development of a new racer, and the engineering development work is true to Bentley’s impeccable standards.”
Development has been led by Bentley Motorsport’s in-house team alongside designers and technicians from technical partner M-Sport. The mostly aluminum structure puts its race weight at less than 2,900 pounds.
The racecar is already in a six-month test program in the UK, France and Portugal.
The new car succeeds the first-generation Continental GT3, which earned 120 podiums and 45 wins across 528 races worldwide.
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