Bentley released the first official photos Tuesday of the 2014 Flying Spur model, which will make its in-person debut on March 5 at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The previous Flying Spur was based mostly on the Continental GT coupe.
The 2014 model is more closely based on the more powerful Continental GT Speed. As Car and Driver reports, with the latest Flying Spur, “Bentley is set on expanding the sedan’s popularity to the chauffeured set, placing new importance on those riding in the back seats of its fast four-door” and “Bentley has massaged the Continental’s look into something akin to a sleeker version of its larger, chauffeur-friendly Mulsanne sedan.”
Available in both four- and five-seat configurations, and features redesigned front and rear seats with 14-way adjustment including memory and lumbar functions, seat heating and ventilation. The interior also boasts handcrafted leather, hand-polished wood veneers, specially-designed soundproof floors and doors, and 42.2 inches of rear legroom.
In its announcement, Bentley emphasized the passenger experience: “The interior designers have created a luxurious, spacious cabin that dresses advanced acoustic and electronic technologies in exquisite hand-crafted leather hides and wood veneers….Designed for those who demand unrestrained luxury alongside uncompromising performance, it delivers the ultimate motoring experience, for driver and passengers alike."
Lest we forget this is a performance car, the Flying Spur has a 6-liter, twin-turbocharged W12 engine that puts out 616 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque.
Here are some additional specs:
Wheelbase: 120.7 inches
Overall length: 208.6 inches
Weight: 6,550 pounds
0-60 mph: 4.3 seconds
Highway mileage: 20mpg
Boot Volume: 16.6 cubic feet
Los Angeles Times coverage: Bentley reveals all-new Flying Spur sedan ahead of Geneva debut
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