The 2018 Bentley Continental GT3 is a GT3 racecar based on the 2018 Bentley Continental GT V8 road car.
- Text originally from bentleymotors.com.
The world eagerly welcomed the extraordinary new Continental GT – and now ready for its second race season is the astonishing new Continental GT3 race car. The pedigree is world class, with the previous Continental GT3 being a proven championship-winning endurance racer, scoring over 120 podiums and 45 wins around the world to date.
W.O. Bentley promised always to build a “good car, fast car, best in its class” and this is no different with the race car. Development of the new Continental GT3 has been led with passion and innovation by the engineers of Bentley Motorsport’s in-house team based in Crewe, and supported across the car by designers and technicians at Bentley’s technical partner, M-Sport.
The new GT3 race car was developed in tandem with the recently launched Continental GT road car, and the performance learnings are many. It utilises a mostly aluminium structure to deliver a much lighter, race-ready weight of significantly less than 1300 kg together with more even weight distribution – ideal for racing. The engine is a new development of the race-proven 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, fuel consumption is improved and despite reduced exhaust noise the sound is still unmistakably Bentley.
Highly optimised road car intercoolers are used in the Continental GT3 to provide optimum engine performance. Exterior aerodynamic surfaces, based on the sleekly refined lines of the road car, provide additional down force. New suspension and braking systems are also bespoke to the car.
The Bentley Continental GT3 was added in the British Season Update as a high-end Class D car with the following rank statistics:
At stock, the Continental GT3 has sluggish top speed, handling, acceleration, atrocious nitro efficiency, and abysmal drifting radius. At MAX, however, it has above-average top speed, average acceleration and responsive handling, with nitro and drifting radius being its drawbacks.
The Continental GT3 is a decent choice for multiplayer at MAX, but less skilled players will find this car difficult to drive as the Mazda Furai has a better top speed, acceleration and nitro efficiency. Furthermore, most players will only have the Continental GT3 at 1-2 star, where its performance is abysmal. The Continental can still compete against high-end cars such as the Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Evo or Mazda Furai on curvy tracks when maxed.
The Continental GT3's drifting capabilites and nitro were buffed in the Italian Season Update but its rank was also nerfed.
In The British Season Update, the blueprints and the key for this car were available by its Grand Prix. Later, in European Season Update the blueprints and the key were available again as Key Hunt along with Volkswagen W12 Special Event.
The Bentley Continental GT3 was added in the Showdown Update as a mid Class A car with the following statistics:
- Starting rank: 1289
- MAX rank: 1546 (+257)
- MAX+PRO rank: 1720 (+174)
- Tuning Kit bonus: +76
- Stock to MAX+PRO rank difference: 431
- Upgrade rank percentages: 2/69/2/27
- Nitro Efficiency: 7/12/16
The Bentley Continental GT3 has average acceleration, a high top speed, average nitro efficiency, and good handling and drifting. Acceleration is sluggish at stock but improves when upgraded. At MAX+PRO, the Bentley Continental GT3 can reach 455.6 kmh / 283 mph.
As of the 2020 Halloween Update, the Continental GT3 can be purchased for 2,000,000.
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