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Old 17th June 2014, 21:46   #1
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Bentley was for guys who liked fast Rolls-Royces, they always gave performance and luxury an equal importance and the recipe gave birth to some marvelous cars over the years, right down to the my favorite flying B, the GT Speed. But then, I've felt the 'performance' front had been getting a bit ahead. Bentley started worrying about weight-shedding, aerodynamics, the works and made the GT Supersport. Which was okay still.

Now though it seems they weren't done with their pursuit of performance, yet another hardcore diet and heavy workout sessions have culminated in producing, what is in my opinion, the least Bentleiest Bentley you can buy today, the GT3-R.

They say its the road-going version of their race car, the GT3. Why?

As far as the specs goes, it's a 100 kilos lighter than a standard car, shares the same 4.0 Twin-Turbo V8 with a higher boost and a new engine control software which takes the power up from 528PS all the way up to 580PS and the torque figures have also gone up from 680Nm to 700Nm. 100 kmph happens at 3.8 secs and takes you all the way up to 309kmph.

Needless to say, this is a limited run car and will be limited to 300nos and yes, you wont have to exercise your brain to pick out your car's colors or specs on this one cos all of the 300 cars will be in the exact same Glacier White/Green exterior and CF/Green interior shade and trim.

Prices are yet to be announced.

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Default Re: Bentley GT3-R :: The least Bentliest Bentley you could buy!

I like it except for the green bits on the outside and that rear spoiler.

But why would you call it a lesser Bentley? It still weighs quite a lot at close to 3 tonnes. That means most luxurious bits are still in there.

Given Bentley' rich racing heritage, this GT3-R should ideally shed a lot more weight and become more hardcore.
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Now though it seems they weren't done with their pursuit of performance, yet another hardcore diet and heavy workout sessions have culminated in producing, what is in my opinion, the least Bentleiest Bentley you can buy today, the GT3-R.
I guess, you call it the least Bentliest of all the Bentleys cuz of the zero possible customization options, isn't it?

If I am not missing something then it seems to have all the creature comforts which other Bentleys have, its just that the CF content has shot up in the interior as well.

These top-end Bentleys are insanely powerful, I have never driven one till date but whatever reviews I've seen, they all have this to say that although they are so powerful, they can't quite match the fun of driving an Aston Martin or equal them in the handling department.

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