After almost a decade of racing absence, Bentley is ready to reenter the race track with a new vehicle: the Continental GT3. Currently only in concept stage (unveiled at the Paris Motor Show), the car is based on the Continental GT Speed, which Bentley says “is the perfect car for us to develop into a racer”.
The new racer’s career is scheduled to begin sometime at the end of 2013, and the plan is to prove what the GT is really capable of, and also to establish “a solid foundation for Bentley’s long-term motorsport plans”, according to Wolfgang Schreiber, the company’s CEO and Chairman.
The concept looks really amazing, with a wide body kit , side exhaust pies, and a stripped out interior. Powering the vehicle will probably be an awesome turbocharged W12 with racing features.
While the GT Speed has an AWD configuration, the GT3 will have to feature a rear wheel drive in order to meet racing regulations.