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.)


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