- New Continental GT3-R makes its global debut
- Only a few Continental GT3-Rs remaining for UK customers
Crewe / Goodwood, 30-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Bentley is attracting significant interest at this year’s Festival of Speed, with thousands of car enthusiasts heading to its stand to see the latest luxury performance models.
The highlight of Bentley’s presence at Goodwood, and making its global debut, is the new Continental GT3-R. Limited to 300 examples, this exclusive model is already proving immensely popular with customers, with only a handful of cars still available to UK customers just 10 days after the car was announced.
The Continental GT3-R is the most dynamic and fastest-accelerating Bentley ever produced. Inspired by Bentley’s race-winning Continental GT3 racer, the GT3-R is powered by Bentley’s race- and road-proven 4.0 litre V8 engine, producing 580 PS and 700 Nm of torque. A weight reduction of 100 kg combines with torque vectoring and shorter gearing to deliver a breath-taking driving experience.
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- Bentley Motors is the most sought after luxury car brand in the world. In 2013 one in every four luxury cars delivered to customers worldwide was a Bentley. 2013 was Bentley’s record year in the company’s 95-year history. Global customer deliveries grew by 19% over 2012 to 10,120 cars. The Americas remained Bentley’s largest sales region, with 3,140 cars delivered. China continued its position as the second biggest market with 2,191 cars, while in Europe, deliveries reached 1,480 cars. Sales in Bentley’s home market, the UK, were 1,381 and in the Middle East, Bentley delivered 1,185 cars. By the end of 2013 Bentley had nearly 200 dealerships in 54 countries.
- Bentley Motors’ headquarters in Crewe is home to all of its operations including design, R&D, engineering and production of the company’s three model lines, Continental, Flying Spur and Mulsanne. The combination of fine craftsmanship, using skills that have been handed down through generations, alongside engineering expertise and cutting-edge technology is unique to UK luxury car brands such as Bentley. It is also an example of high-value British manufacturing at its best. Bentley employs around 3,700 people at Crewe.