The Bentley Continental GT3-R celebrates the British company's motorsport success
An even more extreme version of the Bentley Continental GT3-R is possible, according to design chief Luc Donckerwolke.
The GT3-R was revealed as a range-topping performance version of the Continental at the recent Goodwood Festival of Speed. The production run was limited to just 300 examples which were hand-built in Crewe and finished in Bentley’s motorsport division.
Powered by a retuned version of Bentley’s 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, the Continental GT3-R produced 572bhp and 516lb ft, and was the fastest-accelerating Bentley ever, capable of reaching 60mph from a standstill in 3.6 seconds.
Donckerwolke said that a more extreme, rear-wheel drive version of the GT3-R was possible and there would be an appetite for it.
"Why not?" he said, "as the GT3-R has been a success. We've sold all 300 and a lot of people would want an even more extreme one.
"I want us to celebrate our race success and have an even more extreme version, with not only an updated drive and powertrain but also new styling to closely link the race and road cars."
He also said that such a model would help bring younger buyers to Bentley: "There's a big opportunity to make more emotional cars in Bentley's future for younger people. We did it in the past and we can do it again."
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