Bentleys new GT3 race car will make its competitive debut at the 2013 Gulf 12 hours i Abu Dhabi on December 13th. It is a two part test at the Yas Marina circuit.
Since its official unveiling at Goodwood in July Bentley have put the Continental GT3 racer through 3000 KM of testing. The car is powered by a dry sump version of the road going 4.0 litre trin turbo V8 which produces 600 BHP.
The car will be run by M-Sport Bentley in the 2014 FIA Blancpain Edurance series.
Bentley Continental GT3 Spec
|Engine||4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, repositioned to the rear of the engine bay, Cosworth engine management system|
|Power||Approx. 600 bhp derestricted|
|Oil System||Dry sump|
|Transmission||Rear wheel drive, Xtrac six-speed sequential transaxle gearbox, racing clutch, steering wheel mounted paddle operated pneumatic gear shift|
|Drivetrain||Carbon fibre propshaft, limited slip differential|
|Suspension||Double wishbone suspension front and rear, four-way adjustable racing dampers|
|Steering||Hydraulic power-assisted steering|
|Brakes||Ventilated iron disc brakes front and rear, Brembo six-piston front calipers, four-piston rear calipers, driver-adjustable brake bias|
|Safety||FIA-specification steel roll cage, Sparco six-point FIA safety harness, onboard fire extinguisher, onboard pneumatic jack system.|
|Fuel System||FIA-specification racing fuel cell|
|Electronics||Race-specification ABS and traction control. Lightweight race battery.|
|Wheels||OZ Racing 18” x 13” rims|
|Tyres||310 / 710 R18|
|Aerodynamics||Carbon fibre front splitter, rear wing and body panels. Lightweight, aerodynamically-optimised bumpers, bonnet, sills and fenders|
|Weight Distribution||52 : 48|