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2013-07-15 08:41

ELEGANT CIRCUIT ROCKET: The Continental GT3 made its official debut at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed in England over July 12-14. Image: NewsMarket

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Continental GT3 Concept Racer

LONDON, England - Bentley has revealed its Continental GT3 race car at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed in England.

The automaker says the car will explore the extreme potential of the brand’s iconic Grand Tourer, the Continental GT.

Bentley’s engineering boss Rolf Frech said: "The Continental GT3 exploits the incredible performance beneath the skin of every Continental GT. We've removed more than 1000kg, reconfigured our four-litre V8 to produce 447kW in race specification, and developed a comprehensive aerodynamic package to ensure that we perform competitively.

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We're now looking forward to getting the car on the track and proving its potential."

Powering the Continental GT3 is a race-prepared dry-sump version of Bentley’s fourr-litre twin-turbo V8; there are also many components from the road car. The unrestricted race configuration develops 447kW.

HEADED FOR THE TRACK

Styling and design were a joint venture by Bentley engineers and the Continental GT3’s technical partner, M-Sport Ltd.

The next phase will be developmental track work to focus on optimising performance based on simulations and refining the car's abilities. It will then enter its first development races in the Blancpain Series in 2014 after homologation.

The Continental GT3 made its official running debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed hill-climb during July 12-14 by Bentley Boy and 2003 Le Mans champion Guy Smith.

The original Continental GT3 Concept Racer, unveiled at the 2012 Paris auto show, was also on display at the Bentley paddock.

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