The new Bentley Continental has been prepared for 24-hour racingNovember 9, 2017
Bentley introduced the second-generation Continental GT3 racing coupe. His predecessor spent 528 races, won 45 of them and 120 times on the podium. The manufacturer hopes that the new coupe next season will win the title in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup and the new competition – Intercontinental GT Challenge, which lasts for only two years (in both series includes 24-hour races).
The racing compartment is built on the basis of Continental’s new generation. The training was carried out by a team of engineers from Bentley Motorsport in cooperation with the technical partner of the brand M-Sport. At the moment, the car began a six-month test program, which included the imitation of a 24-hour marathon.
Instead of a six-liter W12 engine equipped with a civilian vehicle, the “second” Continental GT3 equipped with a four-liter twin-turbo 8-cylinder with a dry crankcase, also a new inlet, outlet and Cosworth electronic control unit. The efficiency of the unit is 550 horsepower. The box is a six-speed sequential transmission of Ricardo.
The engine transmits all its power through a carbon-carved shaft to the rear axle (civilian Bentley – all-wheel drive), where the differential of friction has been established. The car also received a new suspension with adjustable shock absorbers, six-piston brakes in front and four-piston rear, body panels and aerodynamic carbon fiber obvoy.
Compared to the usual Continental racing version, the coupe has become 944 pounds lighter. The weight of the car is less than 1300 kilograms.
Civic Bentley Continental GT is a new generation of Cruy Company introduced in August this year. The model, built on the modular platform MSB, received a 635-horsepower W12 engine that allows the car to gain 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds.
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