Bentley is working on a new sports car more powerful than the GT3-R, which should go on sale in 2016. The expected price for the new sports car would be £300,000. The new sports car is expected to be a rear wheel drive and to be based on current Bentley Continental GT. The new car is expected to boast 4.0 litre Twin-turbo V8 engine currently used in both road and race Bentley Continentals.
According to Bentley Engineering boss Rolf Frech, “A lot of people expected the GT3-R to be a proper rear-wheel-drive sports car, but the problem was timing. We needed the car at the end of the first season of our GT3 racing car, and to do a proper change of the complete powertrain needed longer than we had. But we have the concept in our mind, so why not?”
Bentley is focusing on weight reduction so that new sports can offer more powerful performance. There is no name suggested for the new Bentley, but it may be GT4-R.
Our editors commented, “Bentley Continental GT is a success and the new sports car would be a gift for Bentley lovers. The main consideration would be performance and rear wheel drive that will make the car stand out.”
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