UK debut for Bentley Conti GT3 racecar

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It's already been seen at the Paris and LA Motor Shows, but for those of you desperate to check out Bentley's Continental GT3 Concept Racer, the top marque has announced the car will make its UK debut at the 2013 Autosport International exhibition held at the NEC in January.

According to Bentley, response to the GT3 has been "overwhelmingly positive", which means it is moving along the development process at the factory in Crewe and is set to make a track appearance by the end of 2013.

It has also been confirmed that the car, which marks Bentley's return to motorsport, will be prepared by British company M-Sport as technical partner.

M-Sport is better known for running Ford's World Rally programmes since 1997, winning two Manufacturer's World Rally Championship. It will assist with the design of specialist components as well as design work on the car.

M-Sport's managing director Malcolm Wilson said: "Bentley's design and analysis work to-date has shown that the Continental GT road car can become an extremely competitive race car, and we are looking forward to capitalising on our extensive competition car development experience and success to help Bentley realise its goals."

Bentley's director of motorsport Brian Gush added: "The car continues to attract interest from around the globe, which is very encouraging as we progress the detail design. The whole team is looking forward to the exciting months ahead."

Bentley Continental GT3

Bentley Continental GT3