Bentley Returns to the Racetrack with Continental GT3 at the 2013 Gulf 12 Hours

Bentley Continental GT3

The luxurious Bentley Continental GT3 will make its race debut in Abu Dhabi this December 13.

Bentley has a long standing heritage in the motorsports arena and now 10 years after their victory at Le Mans, Bentley will return to the racetrack with the Continental GT3 at the 2013 Gulf 12 Hours.

The 2013 Gulf 12 Hours is a two-part endurance race test that takes place at the stunning Yas Marina circuit. The upcoming event marks Bentley’s return to motorsport ten years after its dominant win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2003.

The race event will allow the new Bentley Continental GT3 to publicly display the luxury sedan’s performance capabilities in its most extreme form.

Bentley’s new race car has begun an intensive program of performance, setup and durability testing at tracks across Europe, ever since the Continental GT3’s exciting debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed back in July.

To complement its racing ambitions, the Bentley Continental GT3 retains it luxury Grand Tourer roots, with a fashionable steering wheel, gorgeous carbon racing seat and leather door-pulls that are all trimmed and stitched by hand by the craftsmen and women at the Bentley factory in Crewe.

The new Bentley Continental GT3 is powered by a race-prepared and dry-sump version of Bentley’s powerful but efficient road-going 4.0- litre twin-turbo V8. The engine produces up to 600 bhp in unrestricted race configuration. The instantly-recognizable shape of the Continental GT makes the GT3 a true member of the iconic, luxury Continental family.

So mark your calendar for Gulf 12 Hours race in Abu Dhabi and see in person the return of Bentley to motorsport.. It will truly be a memorable event!

If you are interested in attending the Gulf 12 Hours race in Abu Dhabi or purchasing a Bentley GT3 Continental, please contact one of our travel concierge specialists at The Life of Luxury.


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