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Bentley has recently announced its plans to introduce the Continental GT3 race car next week, during the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

After it was officially previewed by a concept car back in September 2012, during the Paris Motor Show, the Bentley Continental GT3 is being placed into the spotlights once again, this time in its final production version, aimed for the track, which is going to be officially introduced during the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed, next week.

“Coming back to Goodwood with Bentley is always a real honour, and this year I have the pleasure of driving a 616 BHP convertible up the infamous hill. 2013 is certain to be a great year for us at the Festival”, said Derek Bell, the five-time Le Mans winner.

The Bentley Continental GT3 is powered by a 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 engine, which is mated to a six-speed sequential racing transmission, sending power to the rear-wheel drive. Bentley says that the race car will be a whopping 1,000 kg (2,205 lbs) lighter than the road-going version. Besides the Bentley Continental GT3, the carmaker will also bring the Continental GT Speed Coupe, the Continental GT Speed Convertible, the Flying Spur and the Speed 8, during the same Goodwood Festival of Speed.