Compared to a production Bentley Continental GT, it’s easy to spot the GT3’s front splitter, wider bodywork and side-facing exhaust. The oversized rear wing is hard to miss, as are the hood vents that extract heat and reduce front-end lift at speed.
Though debuting the Continental GT3 as a concept (since the car remains under development), Bentley is serious returning to racing late in 2013. A test program for the car is set to begin early next year, and early results will indicate how much additional work is needed before the car can be campaigned.
Giving an idea of the company’s mindset on racing, Chairman and Chief Executive Dr. Wolfgang Schreiber said, “The clear message from our customers is that Bentley belongs on the racetrack, and the Continental GT3 is the realization of a dream we’ve had ever since the launch of the Continental GT.”
Schreiber went on to say that the Continental GT3, “establishes a solid foundation for Bentley’s long-term motorsport plans.” As fans of both Bentley and motorsports in general, we certainly like the sound of that.
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