WRC specialist M-Sport will co-develop Bentley's GT3 racer
17 December 2012

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.”

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Full of character and still able to impress, particularly as a V8

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17 December 2012

Very odd.

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17 December 2012

Why is it odd?

17 December 2012

You mean you DON'T find that odd?

John in Spain

17 December 2012

I know, it is odd. If only Bentley had some sporting credentials, had raced at Le Mans or something like that... Oh, hang on minute.


17 December 2012

was the innovation. However, his zenith or more poignantly the timing would seem him exiled, by a rival. Sad that there is little embrace, let alone mention of this fantastic heritage.

17 December 2012

Least suitable donor vehicle for a race car since the Volvo 850 Estate touring car, looks like a pig in a tracksuit.

18 December 2012

Bob Cat Brian wrote:

Least suitable donor vehicle for a race car since the Volvo 850 Estate touring car, looks like a pig in a tracksuit.

I disagree, I don't really like the look of the standard street version, but to me this is a convincing looking race car. The spoilers and splitters suit it and those rear haunches give it a fabulous muscular look. It's the Gallardo's and 458's that look odd in track spec to me, like women playing rugby.


18 December 2012

Leslie Brook wrote:

I disagree, I don't really like the look of the standard street version, but to me this is a convincing looking race car. The spoilers and splitters suit it and those rear haunches give it a fabulous muscular look. 

I'm with you on this.  It gives the car a purposeful look and dare I say some elegance that I think the road version lacks.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

18 December 2012

TegTypeR wrote:

Leslie Brook wrote:

I disagree, I don't really like the look of the standard street version, but to me this is a convincing looking race car. The spoilers and splitters suit it and those rear haunches give it a fabulous muscular look. 

I'm with you on this.  It gives the car a purposeful look and dare I say some elegance that I think the road version lacks.

 

That front spoiler/splitter won't survive the roads around Prestbury and Alderley Edge in Cheshire!!

 

18 December 2012

Don't think its a Bently odd at all - just the link to M-Sport with its links to Ford and undoubted expertise in the rally world, yes that is odd.

John in Spain

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Full of character and still able to impress, particularly as a V8

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