Bentley’s 4.0 V8 has a lot of admirers, giving the Continental GT V8 and GT V8S a distinct and enthralling sporting character. In the GT3-R, it’s blueprinted and fitted with high-boost zero-lag turbochargers to develop 580PS and 700Nm. Shortened gearing delivers thrilling full-throttle acceleration, with 0-60 taking just 3.6 seconds. Brakes are fade-resistant Carbon-Silicon-Carbide, 420mm at the front and 356mm at the rear, capable of absorbing 10 megajoules of energy in a single stop. And in a first for Bentley, the drivetrain has the ability to control the torque at each of the rear wheels through the use of torque vectoring. A lightweight titanium exhaust cuts a few extra kilos and liberates the full chorus of the V8 engine at high revs.
To accentuate the dual character of the Continental GT3-R, Bentley has further differentiated the Drive and Sport modes, giving the driver a distinct choice between refined grand tourer and sharp supercar. So it’s drive all the way along the autobahn to the Nürburgring – and Sport for when you get there.