Bentley Continental GT3-R
We all love to celebrate when we've had a victory. Why would a manufacturer of luxurious cars react any differently?
The absolute perfect Bentley (in my eyes) was created by the Bentley Motorsports Division, the same team that won first place at Silverstone in May 2014 Blanc Pain Endurance series, with their #7 M-Sport GT3. This gave the Bentley fan something to hold, with which to celebrate this victory - The Bentley GT3-R.
The Continental GT3-R is a Limited Edition model, the rarest of the Continental family, only 300 created with 99 earmarked for the US market.
A few of the offerings this car boasts are:
- Twin Turbo V-8
- AWD - All Wheel Drive
- 571 hp @6,000 rpm
- 8 speed automatic quickshift transmission
- 16.5" vented drilled carbon-ceramic brake discs in the front, 14.0" at the rear
- 0-60 mph in 3.6 secs
- 0-100 mph in 7.9 secs
- Base Price: $341,025
- Titanium Akrapovic exhaust system
- Weighs in at 4,919lbs
On the exterior of the GT3-R you will find a front splitter giving an overall assertive look to the front of the car - side skirts, massive rear wing and twin bonnet vents in complete carbon fiber complete the ensemble. The car is finished in Glacier White paint with two-tone green graphics that follow the two power lines on the side profile of the car, a homage to the Continental GT3 racing car - Bentley added a giant rear wing, fitted to the boot lid and made of carbon fiber. It sits on 21” wheels, forged from high strength alloy and finished in gloss black. You are reminded of the number of the car you own and drive by the badge found inside the driver and passenger side doors.
No expense has been spared on the inside, hence the $341,025 price tag, the interior of this gorgeous Bentley is saturated with carbon fiber. The GT3-R Bentley did away with the 4 person seating and changed more to a racing car format of 2 two seats. The sport seats are finished in black Beluga leather with diamond shaped stitching in Alcantara. The console, door casings and the cabin of the car are all of carbon fiber construction, gorgeous bright green leather accents are present on the dash, doors, seats, and back cabin, and just in case you forget what car you are driving, you will be reminded with the Large GT3-R stitched to the headrests of the seats, in bright green.
Being someone who tends to go through cars quickly, I will say that letting go of my beautiful Bentley GT3-R was very hard. I owned No.66 of 99 that were earmarked for the US. Having owned a McLaren 570s before the purchase of the Bentley, I was in search of quick speed and luxury wrapped into one car - I found it. I'd found a car I was able to use on both the track and out and around town, the GT3-R car commands respect everywhere it goes. It was everything I dreamed, comfortable and luxurious, and took me to 100 mph like lightning, in a word the best of both world’s. Currently I'm driving a McLaren 650s Spider, but I see myself returning soon to the wonderful world of Bentley.
Credit for photography whv_cars & Brewyet Photography