Thanks to a re-tuned version of the race- and road-proven 4.0L V8 engine, the 572-horsepower Bentley Continental GT3-R is the fastest-accelerating Bentley ever, reaching 60 mph (96 km/h) from a standstill in just 3.6 seconds. A 220lb weight reduction and shorter gearing also help.
Only 300 hand-built examples will be available globally, 99 of which are bound for the U.S. market with four more destined for Canada. Pricing is set at $337,000 USD (Canadian pricing has yet to be announced). Dealers are now accepting orders for the Continental GT3-R, with deliveries to start in the first quarter of 2015.
All units sport a Glacier White exterior highlighted by the use of two-tone green graphics that trace the two prominent 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 trunk lid — both finished in carbon fibre.
The interior of this two-seater features new bespoke sports 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. Vivid green accents provide contrast on the seats, instrument panel and door panels.
The 99 copies allocated to the U.S. will all receive sequentially numbered GT3-R sill plates identifying the car’s one-of-a-kind status. Expect the same for the four Canadian models.