2012 Paris: Bentley Continental GT Race Car Concept shows brand is serious about motorsports

Bentley announced today at the 2012 Paris Motor Show that it is ready to return to the racetrack for the first time since its historic sixth Le Mans victory in 2003 with a Continental GT. Being shown in concept for the new Bentley Continental GT Race Car Concept shows that the brand remains faithful to its motorsport philosophy of developing racing cars from their road-going counterparts.

“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,” said Dr Wolfgang Schreiber, Bentley’s Chairman and Chief Executive. “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.”

With full support from the FIA, Bentley says it will be returning to the motorsport arena starting the end of 2013.

– By: Omar Rana