FrontRunners September 2014: MACHINES & GEAR

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SEPTEMBER 01, 2014

Continental Flyer

With a zero-to-60-mph time of 3.6 seconds, the Bentley Continental GT3-R (www.bentleymotors.com) is the brand’s fastest-accelerating production car ever. Bentley says that the GT3-R is “inspired by”—not derived from—the company’s Continental GT3 racecar, which took the checkered flag in May in the second round of the Blancpain Endurance Series at Silverstone. The victory set the stage for the Continental GT3-R’s global debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June. The car is powered by a 4-liter, twin-turbo V-8 that develops nearly 580 hp and 516 ft lbs of torque. It weighs 220 pounds less than the GT V8 S model on which it is based. The GT3-R also has shorter gearing, torque vectoring, and all-wheel drive, all of which enhance its quickness. Bentley will produce only 300 examples of the GT3-R (99 of them for the U.S. market), deliveries of which will begin in early 2015. The price is expected to be more than $300,000. 

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