Ever since Bentley went racing with its Continental GT3 (and successfully so, we might add) it was only a matter of time before they brought some of that know-how to the road-going Conti.

Bentley’s new Continental GT3R is that bridge, even if they’re stressing that it’s “inspired by” and not “derivative of” the endurance racer.

Translation: there are some weight savings (it’s a still-hefty 4,800 lbs), but the car is by no means a hollowed-out track weapon. (Though, it still makes the sprint to 60 in 3.6 seconds.)

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But the true nods to the racecar are in the green highlights inside, black rear spoiler, and further weight shaving with a titanium exhaust. Bentley also tossed the rear seats and replaced them with a quilted Alcantara shelf for luggage and subbed the usual wingbacks up front with bespoke lightweight sport seats. Oh, and attached to the exhaust just happens to be a 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 good for 580 hp and 516 ft/lbs—good for plenty of auditory overload.

Bentley is limiting production to 300. Because of course they are…

—Bryan Campbell

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