An evolution of the V8S, the 4-litre twin-turbo V8 is carried over, although new turbochargers lift peak output by around 10 per cent to 572bhp at 6000rpm. Those turbos are ‘blueprinted’ for an especially tight fit of the turbine within the housing, which promotes a better response, reducing the time taken to spool up.
The eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox is unchanged, although the final drive ratio has been shortened from 2.96:1 to 3.50:1 for much more urgent straight-line acceleration. In fact, The GT3-R will hit 62mph from rest in 3.8 seconds (4.5sec for the V8 S), which makes it the fastest accelerating Bentley ever, although its top speed has been slashed from 192mph to 170mph as a result of that shorter final drive.
The springs, dampers and anti-roll bars are stiffer all round for more responsive handling. Even the suspension bushes are stiffer – by up to 75 per cent in some cases. This example has had only one owner since new and is in exceptional condition throughout. All vehicles are supplied with remainder of manufacturer warranty or a comprehensive 6 month warranty which can be used at main dealers. Call today to arrange your viewing by appointment.