Bentley Continental GT3 Race Car, First Look: 2012 Paris Motor Show

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

More than just a concept car, luxury automaker Bentley has an unusual spectacle in its booth at the Paris Motor Show: the hallmark of its return to racing.

The car is based on Bentley’s Continental GT Speed coupe, it’s fastest-ever road car. While the car’s specific details aren’t available yet, you can see the host of changes already made to shape it into a GT3 car.

It wears wide fenders, a massive rear spoiler and loads of carbon fiber parts to improve aerodynamics including a front lip so big that it poked out from under the car cover before its actual unveiling.

Initial real-world testing is scheduled to begin January, 2013, at which point more details should be available.

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GALLERY: Bentley Continental GT3 Concept

Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="">Google+</A>.

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