After holding its final design under wraps since the first teaser pics were revealed last week, images of Bentley’s new Flying Spur were released today ahead of its global premier March 5 at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. With really only Rolls-Royce hovering in its stratosphere (with possibly Aston Martin hanging around in the peripherals), Bentley has continuously offered a level of bespoke luxury and attention to detail that separates them from the elite group of deserving luxury automakers. They’re all excellent, but Bentley offers a package that’s truly difficult to beat. While we’re preferential to the GT suite of vehicles (Supersport and GTC Speed to be specific), the mammoth Flying Spur is also a model of great distinction. Bentley boasts the new Flying Spur will offer more comfort and refinement via its updated cabin design, a sleek and elegant new styling, exquisite hand-crafted luxury and newfound connectivity and infotainment by creating its own Wi-Fi hotspot — similar to what Audi already offers. the 2014 Flying Spur will also be the British automaker’s fastest, most powerful four-door model ever with a 616 bhp (625 PS) 6.0-litre twin turbo W12 engine generating 800 Nm of torque. Yet despite all its significant upgrades it will also be overall lighter than the outgoing model. This combination of power and (relative) lightness results in a 0-60 mph time of just 4.3 seconds and a top-speed of 200 mph (322 km/h). As they write:
“Bentley’s styling team has developed an athletic design for the new Flying Spur that combines traditional Bentley styling cues with a sporting stance and contemporary details. Sharp feature lines complement muscular rear haunches, while LED day-time running lights, dipped headlights and taillights characterise the front and rear profiles. 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.”
A new hand-held Touch Screen Remote will also allow rear-cabin occupants to control an extensive range of features on the Rear Sear Entertainment suite from the comfort of their executive seating. A range of seventeen standard exterior paint colors will be available, with an extended paint range of over 100 colors if you want to go really bespoke. A wider range of optional 19-inch, 20-inch five-spoke, 21-inch six-spoke and 21-inch ten-spoke wheels are also available. Throw in an eight-channel, eight-speaker, 1100W Naim audio system with Balanced Mode Radiators and you have a sedan worthy of the flying “B” logo.
The leather wrapped interior of the new 2014 Bentley Flying Spur below…