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Tuesday, 11 December 2012

BENTLEY GT3


BENTLEY MOTORS REVEALS GT3 FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE USA

BENTLEY SHOWCASES NORTH AMERICAN  DEBUTS AT LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW

Bentley unveiled its Continental GT3 race car in the US for the first time at Los Angeles Auto Show, as the company forges ahead with its plans to return to motorsport towards the end of 2013.  Bentley is also showing its new 205 mph (330 km/h) Continental GT Speed performance flagship, the sister car upon which the GT3 is based and the Mulsanne Mulliner Driving Specification, a highly distinctive and sporting interpretation of its flagship Mulsanne. 

Commenting on Bentley’s stand at the Los Angeles Show, Rolf Frech, Member of the Board for Engineering, Bentley Motors, said:

“For some time now our customers have been telling us that it is time to return to motorsport.  Our US customers are no exception and I am delighted to be showing the Continental GT3 concept race car in LA. I am also pleased to introduce the new GT Speed to the US.  The Speed has been a sales success story for Bentley ever since it was first unveiled in 2008 and we expect strong interest in the US region.”
 
To celebrate the debut of the Continental GT3 Concept race car in America, and the unveiling of our newest Mulsanne Visionaries film 'the Future of Speed with Andy Green' - Bentley held a launch event in LA on the eve of LA Auto Show.  In attendance and giving their thoughts on the future of speed were Jay Leno, sportscar driver and TV host Jason Bell, LA Angels baseball player CJ Wilson, Andy Green and TV producer Taylor Buzbee.

BENTLEY RETURNS TO THE RACETRACK WITH CONTINENTAL GT3



At the 2002 Paris Motor Show, the unveiling of the Continental GT concept took the world by storm and opened an exciting new chapter in Bentley's history. Now, ten years on, Bentley is repeating the same feat with a Continental-based GT3 race car currently being developed by a dedicated motorsport team at the company's factory in Crewe.
Signalling Bentley's return to the racetrack for the first time since its historic sixth Le Mans victory in 2003, Continental GT3 remains faithful to the company's founding motorsport philosophy of developing racing cars from their road-going counterparts.
Dr Wolfgang Schreiber, Bentley's Chairman and Chief Executive, comments:  "The clear message from our customers is that Bentley belongs on the racetrack, and the Continental GT3 is the realisation of a dream we've had ever since the launch of the Continental GT. The new GT Speed is the perfect car for us to develop into a racer, and our work so far has shown huge potential. The Continental GT3 is set to show the world what the Continental GT is capable of in its most extreme form, and establishes a solid foundation for Bentley's long-term motorsport plans".

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