New Bentley Race Car is Downright Mean Looking

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Bentley has unveiled a brand-new GT3-spec Continental GT racing vehicle ahead of the 2018 racing season.

The new GT3, based on the new Continental GT, features far more aggressive bodywork than the GT, with a deep front spoiler, wide wheel arches, aerodynamic fins and a huge rear wing. With a new dry-sump system, new intake system and new exhaust system, the new Continental GT3 has unrestricted power rated at 550 bhp.

The second-generation Bentley Continental GT3 is scheduled to make its race debut at the opening round of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup at Monza next April.

Bentley has taken the wraps off the new GT3 racing auto version of its Continental GT.

The outgoing auto has scored 120 podiums and 45 wins in various GT3 series across the world.

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M-Sport will contest the Blancpain Endurance Cup and the Intercontinental GT Challenge, which incorporates four GT3 long-distance races around the world. Privateers will have to wait until next June to purchase one, therefore it remains a Bentley Motorsport exclusive for now. Tell us in the comments area.

While the exterior styling is naturally derived from the new model, the race car's underpinnings have benefitted from the update too: aluminium construction is said to have improved the weight distribution, for example.

"The new auto leaves no area or system untouched in the search for even better performance, and the early test results are promising". This is the new Bentley Continental GT3 racer - Crewe's latest stripped out track auto that's here to destroy whatever's in its path with imperious grace.

Bentley says testing sessions are already underway, and plans to run a full 24-hour race simulation with the vehicle to make sure it's up for the challenge of modern endurance racing.

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