Bentley to Debut New Flying Spur Model in Geneva

By Paul Joseph

British luxury car-makers Bentley are to launch their new Flying Spur luxury performance sedan at next month’s Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland.

Billed as the fastest and most powerful four-door Bentley model ever, the latest incarnation of the famous Flying Spur is fitted with the brand’s renowned 6.0-litre, twin turbo W12 engine, coupled to a ZF eight-speed transmission, delivering a 0-60 mph time of 4.3 seconds and a top-speed of 200 mph.

Whilst the car retains a number of classic Bentley design hallmarks, the styling of the new Flying Spur also presents several new characteristics, including a lower, wider appearance with sharp lines and gently curvaceous surfaces. A lower roof line, deeply sculpted panels, precise feature lines and a muscular rear haunch give the car a more aggressive stance and a powerfully dynamic profile.

The front fenders feature a striking new wing vent complete with a Bentley “B” motif. From here, an additional feature line forms a sharply defined edge running from the front wheel all the way to the rear bumper.

At the front of the car, a more upright chrome grille sits between the pairs of jewel-like LED headlamps. Emphasising the lower, wider stance, the outer lamps are the larger of the two. Beneath the front grille, the lower intake is now full width with no vertical divisions, but instead with a chromed horizontal accent that completes the dramatic face of the new Flying Spur.

On the car’s interior a luxurious, spacious cabin houses advanced acoustic and electronic technologies in hand-crafted leather hides and wood veneers.

Dr Wolfgang Schreiber, Chairman and Chief Executive of Bentley, said: “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.”

The Geneva Motor Show will take place from the 7th – 17th March.

By Paul Joseph