British car manufacturer Bentley Motors is introducing its new GT3 race car in the U.S. at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
The GT3 signals Bentley’s return to the racetrack for the first time since its historic sixth 24 Hours of Le Mans victory in 2003.
The new car is based on the fastest car Bentley ever built: the Continental GT Speed. Bentley said the GT3 features “state-of-the-art motorsport hardware and a comprehensive aerodynamic package” with the adoption of a rear-wheel-drive chassis in accordance with the regulations.
“The clear message from our customers is that Bentley belongs on the racetrack, and the Continental GT3 is the realization of a dream we’ve had ever since the launch of the Continental GT,” Wolfgang Schreiber, Bentley’s chairman and chief executive, said in a statement. “The new GT Speed is the perfect car for us to develop into a racer, and our work so far has shown huge potential.”