The brand new Bentley Continental Flying Spur has leaked ahead of its official release which was scheduled for tomorrow. The photos reveal a Bentley Continental Flying Spur that shares similarities with its namesake Bentley Continental GT, as you would expect. Yet, the pictures also show that that it gets a lot of influence from the Bentley Mulsanne too.
Due to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2013, the Bentley Continental Flying Spur will be the companies mid-range luxury sedan. The design has been modified almost entirely from the previous generation. It features a completely different look. Whereas the outgoing Bentley Continental Flying Spur was a boxy car, the 2014 Bentley Continental Flying Spur features a sleek, dynamic and curvey new look.
The front facia retains the Bentley Continental GT’s instantly recognisable look with a grille set at a slightly higher angle. The silhouette sits lower, as do the door handles. Overall, the Bentley Continental Flying Spur Now Looks like a car designed to compete with the Rolls-Royce Ghost rather than a stretched Bentley Continental GT!
Expect power to remain the same as the current Bentley Continental GT and GTC models. This means the updated W12 engine with an output of 575hp, a 0-100km/h sprint of around five seconds and a top speed just short of 318km/h. We suspect that in the future, Bentley will offer a new model varient fitted with the companies V8 powerplant and an uprated Speed varient for extra performance!
We will of course be on hand at the Geneva Motor Show 2013 to give you a live insight into the Bentley Continental Flying Spur.