The Bentley Continental GT3 Pikes Peak develops 760 hp

Bentley Motors unveils the technical sheet of the Bentley Continental GT3 which will be entered in the Time Attack 1 category at Pikes Peak 2021!

For the purposes of Pikes Peak 2021 , Bentley Motorsport has prepared in collaboration with the private structure FastR an extraordinary Continental GT3.

With this car, the manufacturer will try to aim for a third consecutive record on the famous Pikes Peak race, after those obtained in 2018 and 2019, with two different models: the Bentayga in the production SUV category and the Continental GT in the vehicle category. of production.

A Continental GT3 ready for the race

Bentley Motorsport and FastR saw it big for racing. The engine already, a 4.0-liter turbo V8 , is powered by a specific biofuel-based petrol (98RON), and it goes from 580 hp to almost 760 hp! The torque has also been revised upwards and reaches 1000 Nm instead of the usual 750 Nm. The car has been modified with the addition of a thicker carbon fiber intake manifold for example, as well as custom Akrapovic exhaust manifolds.

With this power boost, the Continental GT3 received a second cooling system at the rear to allow the engine to stay at operating temperature throughout the hill climb. Air intakes also appear and replace the rear side windows.

Finally, the chassis has also been modified and prepared specifically for this race.

Reworked aerodynamics

Bentley engineers have equipped their model with a body with a completely redesigned aerodynamics , which provides no less than 30% more downforce ! The beast is also equipped with an XXL diffuser and a gigantic rear spoiler which allows optimal support at high speed.

These parts of the aero pack are made for the most part with nylon-carbon fiber filament , which offers increased strength at minimal weight.

 

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