Bentley's Continental GT3-R Debuts In Singapore

BY Azfar Hashim

The rarest and most dynamic Continental is limited to just 300 examples to guaranteed exclusivity

Inspired by Bentley’s race-winning Continental GT3 race car, the GT3-R is powered by Bentley’s race and road proven 4.0-litre V8 engine.

Developing 572 bhp and 700Nm of torque, together with a 100 kg weight reduction and shorter gearing, the Continental GT3-R is the fastest-accelerating Bentley ever. Capable of reaching 100 km/h from a standstill in just 3.8 seconds, the GT3-R is a Grand Tourer with the performance of a racer.

The GT3-R is limited to just 300 examples globally, all of which will be hand-built in Crewe and finished by Bentley’s motorsport department. The GT3-R will be on display at the Wearnes Automotive Bentley showroom for private previews for a limited period from 24 - 27 November 2014. Preview is by appointment only.

All 300 Continental GT3-R models take design inspiration from the GT3 racer and feature a Glacier White exterior, highlighted by the use of two-tone green graphics that trace the two power lines to the side profile of the car. A new front splitter provides an assertive look to the front of the car, balanced by a new fixed rear wing fitted to the boot lid — both finished in carbon fibre.

Additional unique exterior features adding to the sporting design include gloss black headlamp bezels, matrix grille, window surrounds and bumper strips. The look is complemented by an all-new lightweight 21-inch wheel finished in gloss black. The theme continues under the bonnet where the 4.0-litre V8 receives a unique GT3-R carbon fibre cover.

Interiors feature a two-seat configuration of new bespoke sporting seats designed for comfort and finished in Beluga black leather with diamond-quilted Alcantara. In place of the rear seats is a new uniquely trimmed rear cabin, complete with a carbon fibre surround and finished in leather and Alcantara. Contrasting the Beluga leather and motorsport-inspired materials is a vivid accent green, used as a hide colour on the seats, instrument panel and door panels and in contrast stitching throughout the seats and diamond quilted areas.

Unique GT3-R badging adorns the centre console and passenger fascia panel, while headrests receive stitched logos in contrast green thread.

Order books for the Continental GT3-R are open now, with deliveries to start from mid-2015.