Bentley’s Limited Edition ‘2014 Continental GT3-R’ out now

2014 Bentley Continental GT3 R Limited Edition 1 Bentley’s Limited Edition ‘2014 Continental GT3 R’ out now

2014 Bentley Continental GT3 R Limited Edition Interior 3 Bentley’s Limited Edition ‘2014 Continental GT3 R’ out now

Bentley, the British brand established in 1919, is seen by many as the best luxury car brand in the world. Despite its huge price, the car has continued to sell in impressive numbers. From 1931 to 1998 brand was under the ownership of Rolls-Royce, after that it was taken over by Volkswagen. The Bentley Continental GT (Grand Tourer) was first launched in 2003. It was the first model launched after Volkswagens acquisition. Currently it is one of the three Bentley models in production along with the ‘Flying Spur’ and the ‘Mulsanne’. In 2013, the ‘Continental GT3’ model came out. Based on the GT3 Concept Racer, it is a race car version with rear-wheel-drive.

The manufacturers have recently unveiled the limited edition ‘Continental GT3-R’, a sporty car that fits more power than usual in a lighter body. The car is significantly lighter than the regular version, losing 100 kg /220 lbs with the removal of the rear seats. Titanium based exhaust system and lightweight 21 inch wheels have also contributed to the weight loss. Only 300 units of this limited edition car will be built. The external color is a Glacier White and there is also two-tone green body graphics on the sides.

The car receives its most powerful engine yet. The 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 engine has been given a higher boost and new software for engine control. These additions have significantly increased the power output from 528 PS /389 kW to 580 PS /426 kW. The torque has increased from 680 Nm /520 lb-ft to 700 Nm /516 lb-ft. the engine is paired with an all wheel drive system and eight-speed ZF auto transmission. Although the top speed has decreased because of shorter gearing, from 192 mph /309 km/h to 170 mph /273 km/h, the acceleration has improved and the car goes 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in a stunning 3.8 seconds.


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