Bentley's Continental GT3, the firm's first racing car for a decade, is almost ready to take to the track.
The Continental-based racer is powered by a competition-tuned version of Bentley's 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8. A six-speed sequential racing gearbox handles transmission duties.
Exactly how much power the Bentley has is yet to be announced, but the production V8 outputs 500bhp. That allows the standard 2295kg Continental to accelerate from 0-60mph in 4.6sec.
In keeping with its competitive nature, however, Bentley says that over 1000kg of weight has been saved over the Continental GT road car by removing equipment and surplus parts.
The GT3 retains the Continental's silhouette as the main bodyshell is the same, but much of the weight saving has been achieved by constructing the doors, boot lid and bonnet from carbonfibre.
Double wishbone suspension, four-way adjustable dampers and competition brakes make up the chassis system, while the body shell now carries an FIA-specification roll cage and a carbonfibre seat.