Twelve months after the first deliveries of Continental GT, Bentley, a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group, announce the arrival of the fastest four-door in the company’s history. Called the Continental Flying Spur, this is a car that shares the heart and soul of the 198mph coupe from which it is derived. The original 1957 Continental Flying Spur was hailed as one of the most elegant and yet powerful saloons ever created.
The generous wheelbase of the Continental Flying Spur’s chassis means spacious rear legroom for passengers and an impressive canvas on which Bentley’s interior design team could set to work. Customers will have the option of a four-seat layout with a central console between two electrically-powered rear seats or a five-seat cabin with full-width rear seat. Throughout the interior, familiar Bentley trademarks make their presence felt with bullseye ventilation outlets and organ stop controls in the front and rear. Leather or wood veneers on every interior surface combine to give a traditional yet contemporary environment for the driver and passengers alike.
Bentley’s powertrain development was rightly praised at the launch of the Continental GT coupe. The combination of a twin-turbocharged 12-cylinder engine, a six-speed ZF gearbox with Tiptronic actuation and an advanced air suspension supporting a permanent all-wheel system are carried over into the Continental Flying Spur.
The Flying Spur will be officially launched to the press at the upcoming Geneva Auto Show in March.