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Bentley’s Continental GT3-R has been designed to celebrate the luxury carmaker’s return to motorsport

With 572bhp, a top speed of 170mph as well as also a cost tag of £237,500, the GT3-R will be a glorious tribute to Bentley’s return to racing The subject of of which week’s road test will be emblematic of Bentley’s growing confidence as well as also prosperity. The Continental GT3-R will be, in Bentley’s words, “the most dynamic, responsive as well as also involving Bentley road car ever”.of which will be also a £240,000 Continental. Even a company as illustrious as of which needs to be in chest-thumping mode to consider pushing the boat out so far.nevertheless the significance of the GT3-R extends beyond the obvious. of which’s right now more than a decade since Bentley’s Speed 8 won the Le Mans 24-hour race – an absence coming from international motorsport evidently considered long enough by Crewe’s top brass as well as also parent company Volkswagen.of which’s because, after being shown in concept form in 2012, the firm’s Continental GT3 endurance racer led of which back onto the track last year. Out of the box, of which ended an 84-year wait for a Bentley motorsport win on British soil when the Blancpain Endurance Series visited Silverstone.of which also scooped a win inside the same series at Paul Ricard, won the Pirelli World Challenge at Miller Motorsports Park inside the US as well as also successfully completed an eventful 24-hour race at Spa.You could call of which a successful maiden season. Bentley certainly could. of which’s also seen as justification for the introduction of a road-going tribute to of which success: the limited-run Continental GT3-R.The importance of of which car will be easy to overlook on paper nevertheless less so inside the metal – at least judging by the motorsport-inspired styling. Crewe has launched extra-punchy GTs before, as well as also both the W12 GT Speed as well as also the old GT Supersports make more power than of which. nevertheless neither was so single-mindedly designed to deliver speed, agility as well as also driver thrills.Never has Bentley attempted to make such a purposeful driver’s car as of which – as well as also never has of which considered one of its cars worthy of an identifier as baggage-laden as ‘GT3’. So what results: a proper track-day car, a piece of two-tonne carbonfibre-clad tokenism, or something in between?
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