January 19, 2005
Bentley Continental GT spawns Flying Spur
Bentley released photos yesterday of the Continental GT-based Flying Spur. The new Grand Tourer will feature:
- Supercar performance with a top speed in excess of 190 mph and a 0-100km/h time of around five seconds.
- A 552 horsepower, 6-litre, twin-turbocharged, 12-cylinder engine, engineered and built at Bentley’s factory in Crewe
- A high-tech, all-wheel-drive system
- A five or four-seat layout, with spacious rear leg room
Bentley says the new 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.”
The Continental Flying Spur shares the appearance of the Continental GT coupe with a short front overhang and dominant matrix radiator grille. “Inside the cabin, the car has a similarly stunning appearance with a beautiful interior that will stand as a benchmark thanks to its quality and craftsmanship.”
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. The interior features familiar Bentley trademarks with bullseye ventilation outlets and organ stop controls in the front and rear. Leather or wood veneers on every interior surface give a traditional yet contemporary environment.
Continental Flying Spur owners will want for nothing, whether behind the wheel or enjoying the ride as a passenger. The car is equipped with the latest cabin technology including advanced infotainment system and four-zone climate control.
Pricing will be similar to the US$149,000 Continental GT. The Flying Spur goes on sale in the Spring of 2005.