UK debut for Bentley Conti GT3 racecar
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.
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."