<b>2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe</b><br />VIN. SCBFS8ZA3FC048102

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Lot 189
2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe

Sold for US$ 152,320 inc. premium
2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe
VIN. SCBFS8ZA3FC048102

3,993cc Twin-Turbocharged Intercooled DOHC V8
Direct Fuel Injection
592bhp at 6,000rpm
8-Speed Automatic with Manual Shifting Mode
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Carbon-Ceramic Disc Brakes

*Number 54 of only 99 US examples
*Presented in like new condition
*A modern day performance icon
*Accompanied by build record, books, and manuals


THE GT3-R

Introduced in 2014, the Bentley Continental GT3-R was a new track-focused 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.

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-liter 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 592bhp) 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 553lb/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 calipers.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Bonhams is pleased to present this stunning 2015 Bentley Continental GT3-R. The car is number 54 of only 99 total U.S. cars produced. The original MSRP of this car when new was $341,025. The exterior is finished in a beautiful Glacier White livery featuring contrasting two-tone green graphics with gloss carbon fiber contrasts and boasts a vented bonnet and fixed carbon fiber rear wing and boot lid. Inside, the two-seat cabin is trimmed in a mix of carbon fiber, Alcantara, and leather, with a smattering of 'GT3-R' badges.

Cared for by its original owner for nearly its entire life, the car is in phenomenal condition. Recently the subject of a thorough evaluation by factory trained mechanics, all systems were reported to be in perfect working order. The original owner drove this beautiful beast less than 12,600 miles from new. As a result of the low mileage and incredible care, the car is in superb condition.

Testing the GT3-R, Car and Driver managed the 0-60mph dash in an amazing 3.4 seconds, with the quarter mile flying by in 11.6 seconds at 122mph. Combining these superb performance figures with the ultra-low run of only 99 cars being sent the the US (300 worldwide), the Bentley Continental GT3-R is guaranteed a spot among the most collectable and sought after cars of the era. The sale of number 54 presents an incredible opportunity for an astute collector to acquire a performance icon that is sure to skyrocket in value.

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<b>2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe</b><br />VIN. SCBFS8ZA3FC048102
<b>2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe</b><br />VIN. SCBFS8ZA3FC048102
<b>2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe</b><br />VIN. SCBFS8ZA3FC048102
<b>2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe</b><br />VIN. SCBFS8ZA3FC048102
<b>2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe</b><br />VIN. SCBFS8ZA3FC048102
<b>2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe</b><br />VIN. SCBFS8ZA3FC048102
<b>2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe</b><br />VIN. SCBFS8ZA3FC048102
<b>2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe</b><br />VIN. SCBFS8ZA3FC048102
<b>2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe</b><br />VIN. SCBFS8ZA3FC048102
<b>2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe</b><br />VIN. SCBFS8ZA3FC048102
<b>2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe</b><br />VIN. SCBFS8ZA3FC048102
<b>2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe</b><br />VIN. SCBFS8ZA3FC048102
<b>2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe</b><br />VIN. SCBFS8ZA3FC048102
<b>2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe</b><br />VIN. SCBFS8ZA3FC048102
<b>2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe</b><br />VIN. SCBFS8ZA3FC048102
<b>2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe</b><br />VIN. SCBFS8ZA3FC048102
<b>2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe</b><br />VIN. SCBFS8ZA3FC048102
<b>2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe</b><br />VIN. SCBFS8ZA3FC048102
<b>2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe</b><br />VIN. SCBFS8ZA3FC048102
<b>2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe</b><br />VIN. SCBFS8ZA3FC048102
<b>2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe</b><br />VIN. SCBFS8ZA3FC048102
<b>2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe</b><br />VIN. SCBFS8ZA3FC048102
<b>2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe</b><br />VIN. SCBFS8ZA3FC048102
<b>2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe</b><br />VIN. SCBFS8ZA3FC048102
<b>2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe</b><br />VIN. SCBFS8ZA3FC048102
<b>2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe</b><br />VIN. SCBFS8ZA3FC048102
<b>2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe</b><br />VIN. SCBFS8ZA3FC048102
<b>2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe</b><br />VIN. SCBFS8ZA3FC048102
<b>2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe</b><br />VIN. SCBFS8ZA3FC048102
<b>2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe</b><br />VIN. SCBFS8ZA3FC048102
<b>2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe</b><br />VIN. SCBFS8ZA3FC048102
<b>2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe</b><br />VIN. SCBFS8ZA3FC048102
<b>2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe</b><br />VIN. SCBFS8ZA3FC048102
<b>2014 Bentley Continental GT3-R Coupe</b><br />VIN. SCBFS8ZA3FC048102
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