Following the announcement made by Bentley about “the rarest and most dynamic member of the esteemed Continental family of Grand Tourers,” the 2015 Bentley Continental GT3-R finally made its debut at Pebble Beach last week.
The 2015 Bentley Continental GT3-R was inspired by the Continental GT3 race car which succeeded at the second round of the Blancpain Endurance Series at Silverstone last March, which marks the first UK race of a Bentley car for the last 84 years.
According to Bentley, the 2015 Bentley Continental GT3-R will be the fastest accelerating Bentley ever built so far.
Despite the good reception of the Bentley Continental GT3-R especially after the success of its racing counterpart five months ago, Bentley has announced that only 300 units of this car will be sold.
Each unit will be hand-built by the superior craftsmen and motorsports division of Bentley.
US-based car enthusiasts who are interested in buying this amazing car should start saving up money now because only 99 units will be sold to the US market which makes it one of the rarest Bentleys ever made today.
All 300 units of the 2015 Bentley Continental GT3-R will feature the same Glacier White paint with additional details of two-two graphics tracing the two power lines in the side profile of the car.
The 2015 Bentley Continental GT3-R will also have a new front splitter that will give the car an assertive look. Twin bonnet vents, door mirror caps, side sill extensions, rear bumper diffuser and a new fixed rear wing will also be seen in the car.
All of these will be finished in carbon fiber. The new front splitter and rear wing will give the 2015 Bentley Continental GT3-R down force as well as stability even at fast speeds. The car will also have lightweight 21 inch wheels that are finished in gloss black.
The 2015 Bentley Continental GT3-R boasts of a 4 liter, twin turbocharged V8 that is capable of producing up to 572 horsepower as well as 516 lb-ft of torque.
To lower the weight of the car, the rear seat had also been removed. With this as well as other tweaking in the car, the weight reduction of the car reached 100 kg.
The weight reduction, shorter gearing and the amazing performance of the 4.0 liter twin turbo-charged V8 helps the car reach 100 kph from 0 kph in just 3.8 seconds. Continuous accelerating can make the car reach a maximum speed of 273 kph.
This makes the 2015 Bentley Continental GT3-R the fastest accelerating Bentley made.
As for the interior of the car, Bentley has stayed true to their statement that it the 2015 Bentley Continental GT3-R is a combination of luxury and performance.
The Continental GT3-R features seat that is finished with a mix of Beulga black leather and diamond-stitched Alcantara.
Both the steering wheel and gear shifter had also been covered with the same material while the center console and fascia panels are made of carbon fiber.
The 2015 Bentley Continental GT3-R is really a luxurious car that is focused on performance as well. It showcases perfectly the speed and performance of a race car as well as the comfort that GT cars should have for long drives.
So, car enthusiasts will surely not be disappointed with this car since it has the best of both worlds.