Bentley was a renowned engineer and competed in events including the 24 hours of le man showcasing reliability for this brand with performance to match.
For the 2018 season, Bentley Motorsport is racing a new Continental GT3 cars across Europe in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup again. The team is competing across the globe in the four-round Intercontinental GT Challenge.
The new GT3 race car was developed in tandem with the recently launched Continental GT road car. It utilises the mostly aluminium structure to deliver a much lighter, race-ready weight of significantly less than 1300 kg together with a more even weight distribution – ideal for racing. The engine is a new development of the 4.0-litre Bentley twin-turbo V8, with a redesigned dry sump system and all-new intake and exhaust systems. Unrestricted power is in excess of 550 bhp.
The new Continental GT3 made its race debut at the opening round of the 2018 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup at Monza and has since raced at Silverstone, and then Paul Ricard, where it took a podium place.