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H Bentley στην έκθεση του Παρισιού παρουσίασε την Continental GT3, την αγωνιστική έκδοση της Continental, η οποία θα αρχίσει να τρέχει από τα τέλη του 2013.


Η βρετανική εταιρία από το Crewe ανακοίνωσε ότι η Continental GT3 θα παρουσιαστεί και στη φετινή έκθεση Autosport που θα διεξαχθεί τον Ιανουάριο στο Μπέρμιγχαμ, και παράλληλα ανακοίνωσε συνεργασία με την M-Sport, η οποία θα την βοηθήσει στην ανάπτυξη του αγωνιστικού.

Η αγωνιστική Continental βασίζεται πάνω στην GT Speed και διαθέτει άκρως επιθετικό bodykit με φουσκωμένα φτερά και τεράστια πίσω αεροτομή, με τις εξατμίσεις να είναι στο πλάι. Στο εσωτερικό υπάρχουν μόνο τα απαραίτητα, ένα bucket κάθισμα και roll cage.

[Πηγή: Bentley]

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BENTLEY MOTORSPORT PLAN SHIFTS TO NEXT GEAR

  • GT3 Concept Racer to appear on Autosport Stage in January
  • M-Sport Ltd announced as Continental GT3 technical partner

(Crewe, 17th December 2012) After highlight unveilings at both the Paris Mondial de l’Automobile and the LA Auto Show, the Bentley Continental GT3 Concept Racer is set to star at the 2013 Autosport International exhibition. The Continental GT3 takes the spotlight once again by appearing for its UK debut on the Autosport Stage for the duration of the show, from 10th-13th January at the NEC in Birmingham.

Following the announcement of Bentley’s return to motorsport in the GT3 category, response to the Continental GT3 has been overwhelmingly positive with significant interest from numerous potential customers. With detail design now underway at Bentley’s new motorsport department at the factory in Crewe, the Continental GT3 is on schedule to make its first on-track appearance by the end of 2013.

To assist with the design of specialist components and offer focussed technical expertise during the development of the programme, Bentley is delighted to announce a technical partnership with M-Sport Ltd, whose credentials include the successful running of World Rally Programmes since 1997, including winning two Manufacturer’s World Rally Championships.

Bentley’s Director of Motorsport, Brian Gush, comments: “Not only do we now have a world-beating operation in M-Sport as our new Technical Partner, but we have the honour of showing our Continental GT3 concept at Autosport International. The car continues to attract interest from around the globe, which is very encouraging as we progress the detail design. The whole team is looking forward to the exciting months ahead.”

M-Sport will design and develop specialist components, together with design work and project organisation being undertaken in-house at Crewe. The company’s Dovenby Hall base in Cumbria complements the Crewe-based team and factory facilities, together creating an array of expertise and equipment that will help to ensure the development of a competitive GT3 racecar worthy of Bentley’s return to the racetrack.

Commenting on the new partnership, M-Sport’s Managing Director Malcolm Wilson remarks: “Joining forces with Bentley to help create the new Continental GT3 is a rare privilege. Bentley’s design and analysis work to-date has shown that the Continental GT road car can become an extremely competitive race car, and we are looking forward to capitalising on our extensive competition car development experience and success to help Bentley realise its goals.”