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2015 Bentley Continental GT3-R Preview

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Miranda Lightstone
A real British bruiser

Pros: It’s a Bentley. The Continental is all about luxury and a performance-oriented drive all wrapped into one. It’s sported up to the max. And did I mention it’s a Bentley?

Cons: It’s a Bentley, which means the price is Bentley-like in size. 

2015 Bentley Continental Price and Fuel Economy: So, when you’ve finally saved all those pennies and you can afford a new Bentley Continental GT3-R, you’ll need to know that it’s a special edition race-inspired model designed to push the brand’s sportiness to the limits. Pricing sits well above the $300k range as it is a limited edition. 

As for fuel economy, well, the V8 is the smallest engine of the bunch and returns an average of 15.4L/100km in the city and 9.8L/100km on the highway. 

A fuel-saver the Bentley is not. 

Powertrain: This jacked up Bentley features a 4.0L V8 twin-turbocharged engine that’ll spit out 592 ponies and 553 lb-ft of torque, and all that grunt is sent to all four wheels. 0-100km/hr happens in just 3.6 seconds. Yup, it’s quick. 

The Bentley GT3-R features AWD and an 8-speed automatic transmission is standard, and there are no other transmission choices. 

Changes and Improvements: The GT3-R is all new, and a limited edition with only 300 units being produced. It is 500kg lighter than the standard GT and features a host of track-inspired technology as well as styling to set it apart from the rest of the Continental pack. 

Cargo Capacity: The Bentley Continentals offers up 358L of trunk space and will seat four. 

Safety: All manner of standard safety features and airbags are present on the entire 2015 Bentley Continental lineup. 

Comparing the 2015 Bentley Continental: Aston Martin V12 Vanquish, Audi S8, Maserati Quattroporte, Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class, Rolls-Royce Ghost. 

Miranda Lightstone
Miranda Lightstone
Automotive expert