Upcoming 2012 Cars Bentley Continental Flying Spur Preview with Specification and prices
Bentley Continental Flying SpurRelease Date
The next incarnation of the Bentley Continental Flying Spur will be released in mid-Upcoming 2012 Cars. Its sportier playmate, the Speed, won’t be on the scene until 2015. The Spur Speed will cost about $25,000 more than the sedan, at $204,795.
Bentley Continental Flying Spur Engine
The new evolution of the W-12 engine will be matched up with a new eight-speed transmission, increasing output to 580 hp and 515 lb-ft of torque in the standard sedan. The Speed will come in at 650 hp and 590 lb-ft. Other possibilities are a 4.2-liter turbo-diesel V8 engine with 375 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque and even a plug-in hybrid, depending on the availability of high-powered lithium batteries.
Bentley Continental Flying Spur Improvements
Four hundred pounds were removed from the bulk weight by using a blend of aluminum space frame and conventional steel, reducing the coupe’s weight to around 4800 pounds. The air suspension and the brakes came directly from the Audi A8. The wider track translates into more room in the seat and truck.