Bentley has taken the wraps off the limited-run Continental GT3-R which is based on the track-only Continental GT3 and comes with more power fitted into a lighter body.

Bentley has taken the wraps off the limited-run Continental GT3-R which is based on the track-only Continental GT3 and comes with more power fitted into a lighter body.

Following multiple rumors and spy shots, Bentley is presenting a GT3-R version of the Continental that has lost a whopping 100 kg (220 lbs) through the rear seat removal and the adoption of a titanium exhaust system and lightweight forged 21-inch alloy wheels wrapped around in Pirelli tires.

Aside from being lighter, the GT3-R is also more powerful than the GT V8 S as the twin-turbo V8 4.0-liter has turbochargers with a higher boost and a new engine control software which have bumped output from 528 PS (389 kW) and 680 Nm (520 lb-ft) to 580 PS (426 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) from 1,700 rpm. An eight-speed ZF automatic transmission channels output to an all-wheel drive system featuring a torque vectoring system which represents a premiere for a Bentley.

Thanks to the more power less weight combo, the Bentley Continental GT3-R sprints to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 3.8 seconds, making it 0.7s quicker than the aforementioned GT V8 S. Due to the gearbox's shorter gearing, top speed has decreased from 192 mph (309 km/h) to 170 mph (273 km/h).

Production will be capped at 300 units and all of them will wear a Glacier White paint with glossy carbon fiber contrasts on the headlamp bezels, bumpers strips and grille while the side profile will boast two-tone green graphics.

Additional details can be found in the attached press release. 

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