When you think of high-end sports cars, you probably think of light(ish) and nimble vehicles like the BMW M3. When you think of high-end luxury coupes, you probably think of Bentley. Very rarely, though, is Bentley thought of as a sports car. The Bentley Continental GT3R was designed to provide the ultimate driving experience while also providing lots of luxury. The problem is, the Continental is a very heavy car and the stock 580 horsepower, and 516 ft-lbs of torque isn’t enough to make it feel like a true sports car. Luckily, adding huge amounts of power is a simple ECU tune away, and this is where Vivid Racing’s tuning division, VR Tuned, comes in.
Your engine relies on a computer to tell it what to do. Inputs like boost levels, air/fuel ratio, ignition timing, charge air temps, and more, determine how much power your car will ultimately make. With an ECU, these parameters are changed (mostly raised) to allow the engine to make more power. The biggest change is higher boost levels and more advanced ignition, but many other changes are going on behind the scenes as well. With our tune, you can expect horsepower to jump from 580hp to 670hp and torque from 516ft-lbs to 656ft-lbs. That massive jump in low-end torque will make your Bentley significantly more fun to drive on the street.