Bentley has announced plans to introduce the Continental GT3 race car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Bentley has announced plans to introduce the Continental GT3 race car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Previewed by a concept at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, the production model promises to demonstrate the "performance potential that lies embedded in the DNA of every Continental GT."

The company didn't have much to say about the car but previously confirmed it has a double wishbone suspension, competition brakes and four-way adjustable dampers. We can also expect a roll cage, a carbon fiber racing seat and a "meticulously stitched" steering wheel.

Motivation will be provided by a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that is connected to a six-speed sequential racing transmission which sends power to the rear wheels. Performance specifications were not released but the race car will be more than a 1000 kg (2205 lbs) lighter than the road-going model.

The Continental GT3 will be shown alongside the Continental GT Speed Coupe, the Continental GT Speed Convertible, the Flying Spur and the Le Mans-winning Speed 8.

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