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(from Bentley Press
Release) THE NEW CONTINENTAL FLYING SPUR SPEED
Following the highly
successful introduction of the Continental GT Speed coupe in 2007,
Bentley – almost half of new Continental GTs now sold are Speed
versions – Bentley now offers the 600bhp (610PS) W12 powertrain in
the new Continental Flying Spur Speed to deliver a more powerful and
engaging Bentley driving experience.
The Speed engine develops 15 percent more torque and nine percent
more power than the standard Flying Spur, while engine efficiency is
optimised by the use of lower friction, lighter-weight components
and a new engine management system. The resultant performance is
exceptional, with a top speed of 200mph (322km/h), a zero to 60mph
sprint time of just 4.5 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.8s) and effortless
The most powerful four-door Bentley ever made, the Flying Spur Speed
blends understated design cues to distinguish it from the Flying
Spur. Its front grille and lower air intakes are dark-tinted chrome,
while at the rear wider rifled sports exhaust tailpipes hint at the
potential of the Speed model.
New 20-inch multi-spoke wheels available in both bright silver or
darkened tungsten carry bespoke Pirelli PZero performance tyres
introduced on the GT Speed model, which provide the car with superb
grip and feedback.
The Speed’s sporting performance is complemented by a highly capable
chassis. Tauter handling and greater steering response with sharper
turn-in and improved driver feedback is achieved through a retuned
Servotronic steering system, direct-mounted front subframe and
Improved agility and body control is also achieved through uprated
spring and damper settings as well as thicker anti-roll bars front
and rear. To aid the car’s high-speed dynamics, the Flying Spur
Speed’s self-levelling air suspension sits 10mm lower.
The advanced electronic stability programme (ESP), uprated to ESP
8.1 for both models, provides a greater degree of driver interaction
The Flying Spur Speed offers a new 'Dynamic Mode' that allows
increased wheel slip at higher speeds. Torque is reinstated more
quickly after the traction control system is triggered, giving the
spirited driver a greater sense of control and the ability to
exploit the full potential of the new engine.
Dr. Ulrich Eichhorn, Member of the Board Engineering, comments:
“The new Flying Spur advances its Bentley performance credentials
while delivering outstanding refinement and comfort through our
unique application of advanced technology and traditional
With 600 bhp and a sports-tuned chassis, the Flying Spur Speed
redefines customer expectations of a large, four-door luxury saloon.
The performance, handling and agility set new benchmarks.”