Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Bentley Continental Flying Spur (2005)

Bentley Continental Flying Spur (2005)
The Bentley Continental Flying Spur is a four-door variant of the Bentley Continental GT coupe and the Bentley Continental GTC convertible. The Bentley Continental Flying Spur was introduced in 2005, and is presently Bentley's fastest four-door sedan.The Continental Flying Spur is equipped with a 6.0 L, twin-turbocharged W12 engine producing 552 bhp (412 kW), with a top speed of 195 mph (314 km/h). Permanent four-wheel drive is standard. As with the Continental GT, the Continental Flying Spur is built on the Volkswagen Group D platform. Some consider the Bentley as a rebadged Volkswagen Phaeton with different styling, and a more powerful engine, most of the technical components being identical to those on the Phaeton. The car was designed by the same team that produced the Continental GT and Continental GTC.

The Continental Flying Spur is currently built at Bentley's factory in Crewe, England. Due to a lack of capacity at the Crewe factory upon the car's introduction, Flying Spurs destined for markets other than the USA and UK were built at Volkswagen's Transparent Factory in Dresden, Germany. This arrangement ended in 2006 when all assembly work reverted to Crewe.
For 2009, Bentley will introduce a Continental Flying Spur Speed model. Similar to the Continental GT Speed, engine output will be increased to 600 bhp (450 kW), with a top speed of 200 mph (320 km/h).
By : Wikipedia.com

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