The Bentley Continental GT3 racer will be co-developed with Malcolm Wilson’s M-Sport team.
M-Sport will assist with the design of a number of the GT3’s specialist components, but the project management will be carried out in-house by a newly formed team at Bentley’s Crewe HQ.
WRC specialist M-Sport will also “offer focused technical expertise” as Bentley prepares an assault on the GT3 stage. The car is to make its first on-track appearance by the end of 2013. The race car will make its UK debut at the Autosport show in January.
M-Sport boss Malcolm Wilson said: “Bentley’s design and analysis work to date has shown that the Continental GT road car can become an extremely competitive race car, and we are looking forward to capitalising on our extensive competition car development experience and success to help Bentley realise its goals.”