Pictures of the Bentley Continental Flying Spur have graced the web today and they are being met with great enthusiasm. It has been sent by Bentley to unsettle its rivals the Rolls-Royce Ghost and the Mercedes S-Class.
Bentley are branching out for the Continental family with the new Flying Spur and you can tell by looking at it. The proportions are different to that of the continental, most notably it appears much longer and less coupé looking.
A lot of attention has been paid on the performance of the new Bentley, the body has been sculpted to be more aerodynamic and it has been built out of lightweight but strong materials. Beneath the Bentley bonnet, the car packs a W12 twin-turbo 6.0-litre engine which generates 616bhp at 2000rpm. This makes the 2013 Flying Spur the most powerful four-door Bentley in the history of the brand, it also means the Flying Spur can do 0-60mph in just 4.3 second and it can hit a top speed of 200mph. The cars green credentials are as you would expect; non-existent, doing only 19.2mpg whilst giving off 343g/km of CO2.
The equipment for those in the back is brilliant, and each rear seat pocket features USB, HDMI and SD ports as well as a DVD slot; all of which are hooked up to an iPad like screen. Though all this luxury does come at a price, £150,000 to be precise! So make sure you look after it, as Bentley servicing costs are no joke.