The 2013 Bentley Continental GT3 Concept Racer.
It has been quite some time since we have seen luxury automaker Bentley anywhere near a race track, but it just so happens that Bentley is making a serious come back to racing in 2013.
During this year’s Paris Motor Show, Bentley shocked the crowds with their massive 2013 Bentley Continental GT3 Concept Racer, as it rolled out to the stage. As the flashes went crazy, and jaws were dropping everywhere, the GT3 race car sat on the stage looking larger than life itself. The specs on the car itself are still not officially known at this point, but through some speculation Bentley is looking into dumping the AWD drive train, and potentially opting for a something lighter, and more nimble.
The 2013 Bentley Continental GT3 Concept is of course based off of the Continental Sports car that has been able to truck it’s close to 5,000 pound body to an eye popping 205mph. So with those numbers in mind, and in keeping with the future racing venues that Bentley now wants to attend, the 2013 Bentley Continental GT3 will hold on to it twin turbo-charged W12 motor, but then look to lighten the load with a RWD set-up. Bentley reps made it clear that Bentley has been absent from racing a very long time, as a matter of fact, a solid 7 years, and they want to make up for that time, and what better way to do it, drive hard, and fast. A lighter car is a faster car, that’s Racing 101.
With the introduction of the 2013 Bentley Continental GT3 Concept racer at the 2012 Paris Auto Show, we can expect to see Bentley putting some blistering lap times, at next years 24HRS @ Le Mans, among other race venues. All we know is, when the real specs on the GT3 are released, just be ready to see the Bentley start it’s long awaited journey of racing domination.