2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupé  Chassis no. SCBFR43W1FC046440
Lot 58
2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupé
Registration no. GX64 LLF Chassis no. SCBFR43W1FC046440
£ 165,000 - 185,000
US$ 220,000 - 240,000

Lot Details
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2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupé
Registration no. GX64 LLF
Chassis no. SCBFR43W1FC046440

* One of only 300 made
* One owner
* Circa 1,700 miles from new
* Full service history
* All books and tools

Footnotes

  • 'The GT3-R is the most driver-focused car we've ever done. We wanted it to be a measurable step up in acceleration terms on the W12 and in dynamic terms compared with the V8 S. It started out as a classic skunkworks project with a very small team of people behind it.' - Paul Jones, head of the Bentley Continental product line.

    Introduced in 2014, the Bentley Continental GT3-R was a new track-focussed model hailed by its maker as 'the most dynamic, responsive and involving Bentley road car ever'. The GT3-R's original ancestor was the groundbreaking Bentley Continental GT of 2003 – one of the first Bentleys produced under Volkswagen ownership. Its introduction marked a significant change of policy for Bentley; although still hand assembled to a degree, it was built using mass-production techniques and retailed at approximately half the price of the preceding Continental R, extending the prospect of Bentley ownership so a much wider market.

    The first-generation GT was powered a twin-turbocharged version of the 6.0-litre W12 engine, also found in other VW Group products, which drove via a six-speed semi-automatic gearbox and permanent four-wheel drive. With 552bhp on tap, this mighty power unit was capable of propelling the two-ton Continental GT to 100km/h (62mph) in 4.8 seconds on its way to a top speed of around 197mph. The original Continental GT had spawned a plethora of related models, including a Flying Spur saloon and several convertibles, before the second generation arrived in 2011.

    One of the surprises of the new Continental range was the addition of a V8-powered model: the GT V8. Producing 500bhp, this all-new power unit incorporated the latest if fuel-saving technology, including cylinder deactivation and over-run alternator charging. Combined with improvements to the running gear, these measures enabled the GT V8 to offer significantly better fuel consumption when compared to the W12 models.

    It would be this new V8-powered car that would be chosen to spearhead Bentley's return to active competition. First seen in concept form at the 2012 Paris International Auto Salon, the GT3 was intended to bring the famous British manufacturer back to the forefront of international endurance racing. The GT3 had been developed jointly by a special team of Bentley engineers working with Malcolm Wilson's company, M-Sport Ltd. Its 4.0-litre V8 engine boosted to 600bhp, the rear-wheel-drive GT3 incorporated all the latest developments in competition-car technology. In 2104, the GT3 claimed Bentley's first home-soil win in 84 years when the works Bentley Motorsport entry driven by Guy Smith, Andy Meyrick, and Steven Kane won the second round of the Blancpain Endurance Series at Silverstone. Still in its maiden season, the Continental GT3 added a win in the Blancpain round at Paul Ricard and also triumphed in the Pirelli World Challenge at Miller Motorsports Park in the USA before the year's end.

    There was never any chance that Bentley would miss out on building a road version, and the resulting GT3-R was launched for the 2014 season at that year's Pebble Beach concours. Maximum engine power was reduced slightly (to a still staggering 572bhp) which, combined with a reduction in weight of 100kg compared to the standard V8, endowed the GT3-R with truly supercar performance. Equally impressive was the maximum torque of 516lb/ft, which was delivered at a lowly 1,700 revs and vectored for each of the rear wheels. In addition, the GT3-R featured shorter gearing, re-calibrated control software, an all-new titanium exhaust system, 21" forged alloy wheels, Electronic Stability Control, and a Carbon Silicon Carbide (CSiC) braking system with 8-piston front callipers.

    Externally, the GT3-R boasted a vented bonnet and fixed carbon fibre rear wing and boot lid, while the Glacier White livery featured contrasting two-tone green graphics, and external trim fittings were picked out in gloss black. The two-seat cabin was trimmed in a mix of carbon fibre, Alcantara, and leather, with a smattering of 'GT3-R' badges.

    Testing the GT3-R, Autocar managed the 0-60mph dash in an amazing 3.7 seconds, with the 'ton' arriving only 4.5 seconds later. These outstanding acceleration figures were achieved at least in part by the lower gearing, which explains why Bentley claimed a top speed of 'only' 170mph. The GT3-R's UK launch price was an eye-watering £237,500, while the fact that only 300 were built also helped to ensure its exclusivity.

    This pristine example has been owned from new by the vendor, one of this country's foremost collectors of supercars. With only some 1,700 miles recorded, the Bentley is presented in effectively 'as new' condition and comes with full service history (five services including PDI) and all books and tools. The last service was carried out in February 2018. Representing an exciting opportunity to acquire one of the fastest and most exclusive Bentleys ever, this beautiful GT3-R embodies all the values of comfort and luxury associated with the marque while at the same time affording the fortunate next owner the prospect of a truly memorable driving experience.
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