Bentley’s most dynamic road car in the company’s history, the Continental GT3-R, is heading to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this weekend, after which it will be racing into showrooms with a staggering $337,000 price tag. That might seem steep at first, especially considering its higher than the starting price of the Mulsanne flagship, but the Continental GT3-R is the fastest accelerating car the company has ever launched.
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And production of the Continental GT3-R is also extremely limited, with just 300 examples due to be built. Of these, only 99 examples are destined for the U.S., with another four destined for the Canadian market.
Power comes from the same twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 common to the Continental GT V8, but here it delivers 572 horsepower and 518 pound-feet of torque. Working with a weight reduction of 220 pounds and an eight-speed transmission with shorter gearing, the engine will rocket the Bentley coupe from 0-60 mph in just 3.6 seconds.
All Continental GT3-Rs will feature a Glacier White exterior, highlighted by the use of two-tone green graphics that trace the two prominent power lines to the side profile of the car. An aero kit with a carbon fiber finish is fitted to the exterior, along with some gloss black highlights and lightweight 21-inch wheels.
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If you’re interested, you had better call up your favorite Bentley dealer as the order books are now open. Deliveries are scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2015.
“Pebble Beach is the perfect location for the debut of the rarest and most dynamic Continental GT, the GT3-R,” Bentley’s U.S. chief Christophe Georges said in a statement. “It is a testament to the Bentley trademarks of luxury and performance and we’re excited to share it with the friends of Bentley during this gathering of fine automobiles.”
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