(Source Bentley ) A little over two
years ago Bentley Motors stunned the world by unveiling a Grand
Tourer masterpiece, the Continental GT coupe. Now, only 12 months
after the first deliveries of that extraordinarily successful car,
we are proud to announce the arrival of the fastest four-door in the
company's history; a car that shares the heart and soul of the
198mph coupe from which it is born – the Continental Flying Spur.
The Continental Flying Spur combines the
exquisite design and peerless craftsmanship for which Bentley is
renowned with the dynamics and power of the Continental GT to
provide an unparalleled motoring experience that will attract a new
breed of discerning customers to the marque.
6 liter W12
366.1 CI / 6000 CC
650 nm / 479 ft lbs @1600 rpm
Weight lb (kg)
Acceleration 0-62 mph
Top speed mph (km/h)
ENGINEERING AND DRIVING DYNAMICS
With 552bhp at your disposal and an
advanced all-wheel drive system to ensure that power is delivered in
a controlled and measured fashion, the Continental Flying Spur has
the performance to match its appearance.
As with every Bentley, this is a driver's
car first and foremost. In common with the Continental GT coupé,
the car's extremely stiff steel chassis allows the advanced air
suspension system to regulate safely the handling and balance of a
four-door with supercar performance: a top speed in excess of 190mph
and 0-62mph (100km/h) in around five seconds. However, such is the
breadth of its dynamic capability, the Continental Flying Spur also
delivers supreme comfort for long, relaxed journeys
“Over the course of its development the car was subjected to a
rigorous drive programme that saw it complete nearly a million miles
on proving grounds, test tracks and roads across the world,”
reveals Dr Ulrich Eichhorn, member of the board, engineering. “The
result is a car whose breadth and capability, in any weather, on any
road surface, is simply awesome.”
Bentley’s renowned powertrain development was rightly praised at
the launch of the Continental GT coupe and the combination of that
phenomenal twin-turbocharged, 12-cylinder engine with a smooth,
six-speed ‘paddleshift’ ZF gearbox with Tiptronic actuation is
carried over into the Continental Flying Spur.
- An all-new four-door Grand Tourer that
blends peerless Bentley craftsmanship and design with modern
- Exhilarating supercar performance
thanks to a top speed in excess of 190mph and a 0-62mph
(100km/h) time of around five seconds.
- Powered by a 6-litre,
twin-turbocharged, 12-cylinder engine engineered and built at
Bentley's factory in Crewe. Tuned to provide not just a massive
552bhp but also the legendary Bentley ‘torque' from low revs.
- A high-tech, all-wheel-drive
system for exceptional stability and grip in any conditions.
- A stunning cabin that uses
exquisite Bentley design and quality to create a spacious,
welcoming interior. A classic mix of leather and wood veneers
are combined to give a contemporary but timeless appearance.
- Over 11 leather hides are used to
make a complete set of upholstery in the Continental Flying
- Spacious rear legroom provides
total comfort for all passengers with a five or four-seat layout
optional at the time of purchase.
- Designed and developed in parallel
with the Continental GT coupé at Bentley's design studios and
facilities in Crewe to ensure consistency in their visual
appearance and in their on-going engineering and development
- Pricing for the new Continental
Flying Spur is yet to be finalised but Bentley expects a similar
price structure to that of the Continental GT coupé.
The new Bentley Continental Flying
Spur will go on sale in Spring 2005.