|Bentley Flying Spur|
Power is provided by a massive W12 engine and handling is surprisingly composed. For 2014, the Flying Spur loses its Continental badge but still retains the unrivalled blend of effortless driveability, exquisite luxury, craftsmanship and state-of-the-art technology that the previous generation model was renowned for.
|Previous generation model|
The outer headlamps are larger compared to the inner one. This help to emphasize the front’s wide stance. Below the upright chromed grille is a large full width air intake, which gives the Flying Spur a striking face.
The front fenders feature a striking new wing vent complete with an elegant Bentley ‘B’ motif. At the rear, a longer and lower boot lid lends a more swept appearance to the side profile. The LED tail lamps combine the Bentley ‘Horse Shoe’ feature line, which runs the full width of the rear giving the car striking concave section. Chrome strips and two oval shaped exhaust pipes sum up the rear design of the Flying Spur.
|Bentley Continental GT|
The new Bentley Flying Spur consumes 14.7 litres/100 km. The transmission feeds power to all four wheels via Bentley’s renowned all-wheel drive system. With outstanding ride comfort of vital importance, the independent computer-controlled air suspension of the new Flying Spur is redesigned to maximise impact absorption and isolation. As the new Flying Spur approaches its 322 km/h top speed, the ride height is automatically lowered via the air suspension system in order to compensate for aerodynamic forces. Braking performance is provided by the large Carbon Silicon Carbide discs which are visible behind the standard 19-inch wheels.
Utilising almost ten square metres of sustainably sourced natural wood per car, the Bentley Flying Spur features book-matched and mirror-polished veneer to the fascia panels, consoles and the rear picnic tables. To enhance the “wrap-around” feel of the cockpit, the veneer of the dashboard meets that of the doors in a perfectly aligned curve, giving the impression of an unbroken arc of wood around the interior.
|First class interior appointments|
The wood veneers are crafted by hand and take about 72 hours to be completed. To complete the luxurious and opulent nature of the interior, the roof lining and pillars are also trimmed in natural leather. Electrically-operated rear side blinds, fitted as standard, enhance privacy for rear-seat passengers if desired. Behind the central rear armrest is a nine-litre bottle cooler, which keep drinks perfectly chilled.
An eight-channel, eight-speaker audio system features optimum sound clarity and can play music from an on-board hard drive, CDs, DVDs, SD cards and via an iPod. The Naim for Bentley Premium Audio System, featuring redesigned separate subwoofers for improved bass extension and 1100 Watts of power, is available as an option for those wishing for the ultimate in-car audio experience.