Bentley has unveiled the 2014 Bentley Continental Flying Spur, which is going to have its world debut next month at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
Bentley has unveiled the 2014 Bentley Continental Flying Spur, which is going to have its world debut next month at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The 2014 Continental Flying Spur gets a more athletic exterior, reduced weight and is powered by a 616-hp 6.0L W12 engine.
Bentley’s styling team has developed an athletic design for the new Flying Spur that combines traditional Bentley styling cues with a sporting stance and contemporary details. Sharp feature lines complement muscular rear haunches, while LED day-time running lights, dipped headlights and taillights characterise the front and rear profiles. The interior designers have created a luxurious, spacious cabin that dresses advanced acoustic and electronic technologies in exquisite hand-crafted leather hides and wood veneers.
Driver and passengers alike interface with the car and the outside world through touch-screen infotainment, mobile connectivity including Wi-Fi, a Rear Seat Entertainment suite and a new hand-held Touch Screen Remote which allows rear-cabin occupants to control an extensive range of features from the comfort of their seat. An eight-channel, eight-speaker audio system with Balanced Mode Radiators provides high quality sound clarity, with the 1100W Naim® for Bentley premium system available as an option.
Powering the new Flying Spur is Bentley’s renowned 6.0-liter, twin turbo W12 engine, coupled to a ZF eight-speed transmission. Developing 616 horsepower and 590 lb-ft. of torque, the new Flying Spur features a 14 percent improvement in the power-to-weight ratio over the outgoing model and reaches 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds and a top-speed of 200 mph. All that power is delivered to the road via all-wheel drive with a 40:60 rear-biased torque split.
Bentley Chairman and Chief Executive, Dr Wolfgang Schreiber, comments: “Bentley’s new Flying Spur is the ultimate luxury performance sedan. Our engineers have worked tirelessly to ensure that the Flying Spur is the perfect combination of power, comfort, refinement and hand-crafted quality. Fitted with the very latest technology, the new Flying Spur is equipped both for business and relaxation whilst remaining a car to enjoy from behind the wheel.”