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AM2K
01-18-2005, 05:22 AM
Just come across these on MSN cars.. im shocked because i didnt spot anything on newspress.. The car is a stunner and enjoy these words and pics in the meantime! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><B>Bentley has unveiled a new saloon, reviving a classic name from its history, badging it Continental Flying Spur. The all-new four-door Grand Tourer joins the Continental GT coupe and Arnage limousine in the Bentley range. A fourth model, a cabriolet based on the Arnage is anticipated to complete the Bentley range in 2006.</B><p>Pricing for the flying Spur is expected to be similar to that of the 112,750 Continental GT coupe that it shares much of its technology with. Most obvious is the sharing of the 6.0-litre, twin turbocharged, 12-cylinder engine which develops 552bhp, which gives the Flying Spur the ability to exceed 190mph. Unsurprisingly with all that power the Continental Flying Spur gets a version of the four-wheel-drive transmission of its GT coupe relative, too.<p><U><B>Design</B></U><p>Elegant and understated style was the aim of the design team and first impressions suggest theyve been successful. The quad headlamp arrangement and bold grille of the Flying Spur are an unmistakable contemporary Bentley trademark, the rest of the car exhibiting stylish, yet muscular restraint. Bentleys head of design, Dirk van Braeckel said: We were very conscious that the Continental Flying Spur had to make a sporting statement when people first saw it  after all its a Bentley.<p>He adds: From the beginning, Bentleys have been quite reserved when it comes to design. It has always been recognised that Bentleys are much less ostentatious than rivals of similar price. The new Bentley Continental Flying Spur embodies that Bentley ethos of understated elegance.<p><U><B>Inside</B></U><p>The interior is bedecked in the quality leathers and wood veneers that typify Bentley cabins, chrome bullseye ventilation outlets and organ stop controls ensuring the Flying Spurs cabin is familiar to existing Bentley owners. Customers will be offered the choice of either a four seat layout with a central console between two electrically operated rear seats, or a full-width rear seat.<p>Standard equipment levels are comprehensive, with four-zone climate control and an advanced infotainment system, Chairman Dr Franz-Josef Paefgen stating: The Continental Flying Spur has all the technology our customers will want and need. They will not have to trawl through an options list for hours with their dealer because everything is included. What they will enjoy, however, is the experience of tailoring the car to their taste and style.<p><U><B>Engine</B></U><p>In addition to the sumptuous luxury of the interior the Continental Flying Spur offers supercar levels of performance. The 6.0-litre, W12-cylinder engine produces its maximum torque from just 1,600rpm, ensuring effortless pace. That mighty powerplant enables it to despatch the 0-62mph dash in around five seconds and reach speeds exceeding 190mph - should your meeting be in Germany. Bentley doesnt quote a consumption figures yet, but except little more than 15mpg on a good day.<p>Four-wheel-drive ensures that all its power can be used, even in poor weather conditions, while air suspension allows you to adjust its levels on the move, from cosseting to sporting. Combined with a six-speed automatic transmission that can either be left in fully automatic mode, or manually controlled by the driver via paddle shifters located behind the steering wheel, the Flying Spur will be able to morph from refined limousine to sports saloon when the mood takes you.<p><br>SOURCE: <A HREF="http://www.msn.co.uk" TARGET="_blank">http://www.msn.co.uk</A><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by AM2K at 4:27 AM 1/18/2005</i>

AM2K
01-18-2005, 05:23 AM
<IMG SRC="http://cars.msn.co.uk/pidl/87281988/BentleyFlyingSpur13.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://cars.msn.co.uk/pidl/87281988/BentleyFlyingSpur33.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://cars.msn.co.uk/pidl/87281988/BentleyFlyingSpur67.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://cars.msn.co.uk/pidl/87281988/BentleyFlyingSpur73.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://cars.msn.co.uk/pidl/87281988/BentleyFlyingSpur83.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://cars.msn.co.uk/pidl/87281988/BentleyFlyingSpur183.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://cars.msn.co.uk/pidl/87281988/BentleyFlyingSpur93.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://cars.msn.co.uk/pidl/87283043/BentleyFlyingSpur103.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://cars.msn.co.uk/pidl/87283043/BentleyFlyingSpur43.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>SOURCE: <A HREF="http://www.msn.co.uk" TARGET="_blank">http://www.msn.co.uk</A><p>more pics can be seen at:<p><A HREF="http://cars.msn.co.uk/Carnews/NewBentleyCFSJan05" TARGET="_blank">http://cars.msn.co.uk/Carnews/NewBentleyCFSJan05</A>/

Gian86
01-18-2005, 05:37 AM
Woww, this is the first all new Bentley Sedan for so long and it does look alot like GT Coupe. This car looks very different and more luxury feeling for me because the design looks more like the real modern Bentley car. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>

The Water Is Poison
01-18-2005, 05:41 AM
Wow, only thing is that the profile looks like a jaguar s-type

bm88
01-18-2005, 07:11 AM
Damn sexy thing!<p>I think this and the Quattroporte are great cars, but dont stand a chance against the big players, MB and BMW.

ToyotaFreak
01-18-2005, 07:18 AM
Is this bigger than the VW Phaeton or is it about the same size?

Reppu
01-18-2005, 07:19 AM
Astonishing, but no surprises style-wise

iamalittlepepper
01-18-2005, 07:35 AM
so the 4 eyed projectors will the signature look of bentley?

Pedigreepaul
01-18-2005, 07:43 AM
Well, that seems to be the new signature indeed.. 4 lenses in the front and 4 in the back lights (those ovals..)

Dal
01-18-2005, 08:52 AM
wow! i was speechless for like about 5 mins when i saw these pics! <p>that looks great, looks very nicely proportioned!

sono81
01-18-2005, 10:09 AM
it´s a really beautiful car,but it looks just like a continental gt sedan. I really liked, but i want to see more changes from one model to another...

1966_GTO_
01-18-2005, 03:50 PM
When I first read about this I wondered how they would make a Continental GT look nice as a sedan. But Bentley pulled it off nicely.

SV
01-18-2005, 04:12 PM
very nice <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

DoMiNo
01-18-2005, 05:42 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>...DamagedProphet...</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Wow, only thing is that the profile looks like a jaguar s-type</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Pretty sexy car. But the profile overall reminds me of the old 626<br><IMG SRC="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//pictures/VEHICLE/1996/Mazda/2973/006897-E.jpg" BORDER="0"> (source Edmunds.com)<p>And the rear window profile reeks of Lincoln Towncar.<p>That said, it's gorgeous. They really did pull off a 4-door Conti look... although I wish there was more of a pronounced arch in the rear fender, like the coupe.

RS
01-18-2005, 06:00 PM
Will this completely replace the stunning Arnage? I hope not.<br>The interior is the best thing about this car.<p>...arrrgghh stupid front overhang <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/angry.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/pukeface.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">

IcedG35
01-18-2005, 06:04 PM
i love the GT/FS but it's kinda sad that <br>a. they have basically 2 VR6 put together under the hood with turbos<br>b. every panel on the exterior of the car is plastic<p>the car looks great and i'm sure its a great engine but Bentley is far superior to VW, VW needs to let its new aquisition remain different in terms of quality

Roadster44
01-18-2005, 06:23 PM
I like this a lot more than the coupe.

DoMiNo
01-18-2005, 06:39 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RS Genesis</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Will this completely replace the stunning Arnage? I hope not.<br>The interior is the best thing about this car.<p>...arrrgghh stupid front overhang <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/angry.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/pukeface.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I never thought about that! Is this gonna slot below the Arnage or replace it completely?! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0">

Santeno
01-18-2005, 06:45 PM
This car slots in below the Arnage. It's targeting buyers in the upper range of the S-class segment. If you want to move up from a top of the line S-class, this is were you start looking. The arnage is not being replaced by this.

RS
01-18-2005, 08:35 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">This car slots in below the Arnage. It's targeting buyers in the upper range of the S-class segment. If you want to move up from a top of the line S-class, this is were you start looking. The arnage is not being replaced by this.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Thanks Santeno!<br>So are only rich people going to be able to afford this car, or can some wealthy people afford it as well? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> J/K

Adam D12 Demon
01-18-2005, 10:23 PM
i saw this car undisguised 3 years ago!

Man with no name
01-19-2005, 03:12 AM
A good competitor for Maserati Quattroporte and Porsche 4 doors...

bm88
01-19-2005, 07:29 AM
Some sketches of the car.<p><IMG SRC="http://img28.exs.cx/img28/1684/Conti.jpg" BORDER="0"><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by MOORHOUSE at 8:23 PM 1/19/2005</i>

bm88
01-19-2005, 10:41 AM
Have to agree with you there Naga, i really hate the C pillar.<p>Its pretty similar to the Quattroporte's, which I hated at first aswell, although I love it now.

DoMiNo
01-19-2005, 12:55 PM
You know, initially I wasn't a fan of the Quattroporte either, but it's grown on me over time. It's especially impressive in person... pics can't really do justice to the subtleties of the design.<p>That said, in comparison with the Quattroporte, the Flying Spur is <I>extremely</I> uninspired. There's just nothing about the exterior design of this car that makes me want to say "Ooh, neat!" as I would about the details of the Maser. Says something about the passion inherent in Italian design, I suppose.

Rugbyplaya91
01-19-2005, 02:17 PM
yay, another cheap bently? I think so.. well 150,000 for the gt ain't cheap but it beats 300000 buxx... i dunno how many pounds r in a dollar but 115 sound low

sono81
01-19-2005, 08:34 PM
There are some really good pics at <A HREF="http://www.km77.com/marcas/bentley/flyingspur_05/0primera/galeria.asp" TARGET="_blank">http://www.km77.com/marcas/ben...a.asp</A>

Dal
01-19-2005, 08:49 PM
has anybody got the reali old chop/spyshot, of this car, where it showed it totally undisguised from a rear 3/4 view?

davidChief
01-20-2005, 02:34 AM
I think it looks fantastic. Much better proportioned than the GT in fact.

Gio
01-21-2005, 03:51 AM
I'm in the "I think that C-pillar looks awkward" camp.<br>the proportions are off. the rear overhang looks like it'd scrape the ground under heavy accelaration. I will, however, be watching eagerly to see how this car does as it has great potential. looks the shizza from the front .. aaaaaaigh

syclone
01-21-2005, 10:30 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Rugbyplaya91</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">yay, another cheap bently? I think so.. well 150,000 for the gt ain't cheap but it beats 300000 buxx... i dunno how many pounds r in a dollar but 115 sound low</TD></TR></TABLE><p>$150,000 = 75,000 - BUT prices don't change according to the exchange rate. Rather, they are priced for the market. 115,000 is actually a lot more than the car would cost in the States if you convert it using the exchange rate, but compared to other vehicles on the market here it fits in right where it belongs. To put it in perspective, a 1.8L 4-door Focus with a few options costs about 15,000 in the UK, which is competitive in its segment and sells well, but nobody in the US would pay $30,000 for a Focus of any sort.

mzoltarp
01-23-2005, 04:14 PM
Game, set, match. VW may have lost Rolls Royce to BMW but it won the game with Bentley. The new Bentleys are stunning whereas the new RR looks like a Checker Cab in drag.

Hornbag
01-28-2005, 06:43 PM
Stunninly beautiful, i thought there would have been a big hype about this car? I mean, just look at it...whow

boston
02-02-2005, 05:20 PM
Beautiful <br>You can see some of the Maytag sorry Maybach theme there are well. Seems to be the trend in this price segment <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bow.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bow.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bow.gif" BORDER="0">

Andrey
02-02-2005, 06:42 PM
be-a-u-ti-ful!

RS
02-03-2005, 12:22 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Gio</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">...the proportions are off. the rear overhang looks like it'd scrape the ground under heavy accelaration. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>The proportions are off, I agree. But the rear overhang is short and not even close to that of the Arnage. If it was any shorter, proportions would be even more off.<br>The front overhang and short hood are what really make for bad proportions. Don't you see? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

mzoltarp
02-03-2005, 06:07 PM
It's time for the Arnage, and it's Checker Cab styling to be put out to pasture. Now that Bentley models are no longer wannabe Rolls Royces, Bentley needs to axe the last vestige of the BMW years.

Hornbag
02-04-2005, 12:27 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>boston</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Beautiful <br>You can see some of the Maytag sorry Maybach theme there are well. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>OMG <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> , classic, u should tell people when u r going to crack a funny cos i was eating and its all over the computer! LOL <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0">

AM2
02-05-2005, 09:49 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>DoMiNo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Pretty sexy car. But the profile overall reminds me of the old 626<br><IMG SRC="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//pictures/VEHICLE/1996/Mazda/2973/006897-E.jpg" BORDER="0"> (source Edmunds.com)<p>And the rear window profile reeks of Lincoln Towncar.<p>That said, it's gorgeous. They really did pull off a 4-door Conti look... although I wish there was more of a pronounced arch in the rear fender, like the coupe.</TD></TR></TABLE><br><IMG SRC="http://cars.msn.co.uk/pidl/87281988/BentleyFlyingSpur13.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Profile like an old 626?<br>For me I see some Kia in it....<br><IMG SRC="http://www.sorento-forum.de/images02/crd_tuning/CRD-Opirus%20Front%2045%20Grad.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>why? Well mtching classic styling with Front wheel Drive sedan proportions equals the Kia Amanti/Opirus! <p><br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by AM2 at 12:56 AM 2/6/2005</i>

Naga Royal Guard
02-05-2005, 09:51 AM
that Kia looks better

DoMiNo
02-16-2005, 06:25 PM
Is... that a Brabus tuned Amanti??

Ascariss
02-22-2005, 05:09 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Rugbyplaya91</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">yay, another cheap bently? I think so.. well 150,000 for the gt ain't cheap but it beats 300000 buxx... i dunno how many pounds r in a dollar but 115 sound low</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Dude, you nailed it, if the 115 was pounds. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><B>Crewe, 23 February 2005Bentley Motors Ltd will unveil the new Continental Flying Spur at the Geneva Motorshow on 1 March and is pleased to announce pricing for the fastest four-door in the companys history.</B><p>Sharing its heart and soul with its highly successful stablemate, the Continental GT, the Continental Flying Spur is a four-door Grand Tourer born of a coupe. With a top speed of 195mph (312km/h) the Continental Flying Spur marries the excitement, power, refinement and craftsmanship of the Continental GT with enhanced luxury and space to provide a supreme combination of performance, style and comfort.<p>The first Continental Flying Spurs will be delivered to the UK and Europe in May with other markets following soon after.<p>Continental Flying Spur Price<p>Country - UK<br>Retail Price - 115,000.00 including VAT<br> <br>Newspress

IcedG35
02-22-2005, 05:16 PM
hopefully this won't have shltty plastic body panels like the GT but that's doubtfull

bentleyboy
05-17-2005, 06:01 AM
Mmmmmmmmmmmm, the stlye is expected, if a little generic, the engine... It needs a Six & Three Quarter V8 - without that a Bentley just isnt a Bentley - I dont mind it - but wouldnt switch the Arnage for anything like this. Will there be a new Arnage? Also, as the Arnage was a low production model, Mulliner could change anything on the vehicle, but this is looking mass produced, will Mulliner have free reign on this vehicle? The beautiful thing about a Bentley is that it is crafted by hand, ours took just over 6 months to complete with the Mulliner upgrades, a long time to wait, but well worth it. I feel Bentley is losing its charm. Oh dear...

IcedG35
05-18-2005, 12:28 AM
This car would've looked much better if they kept those fender flares...also woudl tie it in much better to the old Bentleys and the GT. Looks to flat on the sides otherwise.

Rob
04-04-2009, 10:00 AM
Project Kahn Pearl White Edition
http://www.worldcarfans.com/9090403.020/project-kahn-present-bentley-flying-spur-pearl-white-edition

bm88
04-04-2009, 10:19 AM
Please, do we really need to kick start a a four year old thread to announce Project Kahn has a nasty new wheel design for the Flying Spur?

against the wall
04-04-2009, 03:23 PM
yeah only haji is allowed to do that

DoMiNo
04-04-2009, 03:50 PM
yeah only haji is allowed to do that

:rofl:


Are we going to start the "what constitutes a NEW car" argument again?

Rob
04-04-2009, 04:56 PM
yeah only haji is allowed to do that
:lol:
We don't need to start that argument again, in the future I'll refrain from posting aftermarket cars in new car threads unless they're noticably different from the standard car.

haji
04-05-2009, 01:56 AM
Please, do we really need to kick start a a four year old thread to announce Project Kahn has a nasty new wheel design for the Flying Spur?

Well just because you don't like the topic that doesn't mean everyone else feels the same.
Some people are interested in aftermarket parts as much as the car itself.

swizzle
04-05-2009, 02:20 PM
Oy vey Santa Madre de Dios protejanos de locura:nono:

IcedG35
04-05-2009, 07:26 PM
someone might as well just start an aftermarket car section/thread and sticky it. it is kind of annoying when old cars are brought back becuase someone made an ugly body kit, but sometimes they are cool to see.