Meet the most extreme road-going production Bentley ever made, the Continental GT3-R. At its heart is the same V8 4.0-liter twin-turbo engine from the GT V8 S but its output has been increased from 528 PS and 680 Nm to no less than 580 PS and 700 Nm. The added oomph was obtained by installing higher boost turbochargers as well as a different engine control software. Power is channeled to both axles through a ZF-developed eight-speed automatic transmission. It’s the first time when an all-wheel drive Bentley is equipped a torque vectoring system.
Besides getting more power, this Bentley also went through a considerable diet of 100 kg. This was possible by installing a lighter titanium exhaust system, forged 21-inch alloys (with Pirelli tires) and losing the rear seats.
Thanks to these significant tweaks, the Continental GT3-R sprints to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds so it’s 0.7 seconds quicker than the GT V8 S. While the latter hits a top speed of 309 km/h, the GT3-R can “only” do 273 km/h due to the shorter gearing.
Only 300 cars will be made and will come with a Glacier White body that has two-tone green graphics and glossy carbon fiber accents.