Bentley reveals third-generation Flying Spur

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The brand new Flying Spur showcases Bentley’s  sculptural design language by way of basic but muscular proportions.

Among the many distinctive options are the distinctive, cut-crystal impact LED matrix headlamps – now enhanced by chrome sleeves; new wrap-around rear lamps with ‘B’ motifs; new 22-inch wheel designs; and a retractable ‘Flying B’ mascot that adorns the nostril of the brand new Flying Spur for the primary time in fashionable reminiscence.

New Bentley Flying Spur

Based mostly on a complicated aluminium and composite chassis and 48V digital structure, the brand new Flying Spur hosts quite a lot of superior applied sciences, together with Digital All-Wheel Steering coupled with Lively All-Wheel Drive and the Bentlet Dynamic Experience system.

New Bentley Flying Spur

The suspension use new three-chamber air springs which permit a a lot higher vary of suspension adjustment between limousine-style trip consolation and sporty dynamism.

New Bentley Flying Spur Interior

The brand new Flying Spur is powered by  an enhanced model of Bentley’s 6.0-litere, twin-turbocharged W12, mated to a dual-clutch eight-speed transmission.

New Bentley Flying Spur Interior

The unit delivers 635 PS (626 bhp) and 900 Nm (664 lb.ft.), and permits a 0-60mph time of three.7 seconds (0-100 km/h time of three.eight seconds) and a high pace of 207mph (333 km/h).

The brand new Flying Spur will accessible to order from this fall, with buyer deliveries anticipated to start early 2020.

Exterior Design

With a wheelbase lengthened by 130mm in comparison with the second era mannequin, the brand new Flying Spur now has an elevated highway presence and stronger, extra muscular strains that sweep the complete size of the automotive.

New Bentley Flying Spur

The sculpted surfaces and exquisite energy strains are made potential by way of aluminium superforming.

Bentley has additionally utilised the newest applied sciences in aluminium extrusions and castings alongside high-strength steels for the brand new Flying Spur.

New Bentley Flying Spur Headlight

LED matrix headlights are commonplace on the Flying Spur, with distinctive cut-crystal impact detailing. A chrome sleeve has been added behind the lower factor making them sparkle, even when not lit.

New Bentley Flying Spur

On the rear, wrap-around lamps utilises the acquainted ‘B’ graphic and echoes the diamond knurling of the inside air vents. A selection of latest 21-inch wheels is obtainable as commonplace, in addition to the choice of two distinctive 22-inch Mulliner Specs.

A full measurement, glass-to-glass panoramic sunroof will be specified. The entrance panel tilts and slides rearwards excessive of the fastened again panel. Alcantara blinds deploy electrically and are colour-matched to the 15 inside headlining colors.

New Bentley Flying Spur Retractable Flying B Mascot

The Flying B mascot that adorns the bonnet is obtainable for the primary time on a modern-day Flying Spur.

In Bentley’s Centenary 12 months, the mascot has been restyled  and is an evolution of earlier designs. Electronically-deployed and illuminated, it’s linked to the welcome lighting sequence and keyless entry system as the driving force approaches the automotive.

The brand new Flying Spur additionally encompasses a gloss black radiator matrix, with brilliant chrome encompass and vertical vanes that hark again to the enduring 1957 Bentley S1 Continental Flying Spur. The decrease matrix will be laid out in both black or brilliant chrome.

Customary paint choices for the Flying Spur lengthen to a class-leading portfolio of 17 Bentley colors, rigorously chosen to enhance the character and contours of the automotive.

Inside Design

The inside of the all-new Flying Spur options new extraordinarily comfy seats in 15 cover colors, with Bentley’s ‘Wing’ theme throughout the decrease console and fascia.

New Bentley Flying Spur Interior

In addition to an in depth listing of Single and Twin Veneer wooden choices, the sedan presents an automotive world-first: three-dimensional diamond quilted leather-based door inserts.

New Bentley Flying Spur Interior 3D Leather door panel insert

Sweeping horizontal veneer flows throughout the dashboard and into the doorways, emphasising the spacious width of the cabin.

New Bentley Flying Spur Interior

The floating middle console homes a customizable 12.3-inch HD touchscreen and new  ‘sculptural’ middle vents to the entrance and rear, housing stowage in addition to inductive ‘wi-fi’ charging and two USB sockets for cell phones.

One other attention-grabbing characteristic is the Bentley Rotating Show: when the engine begin button is pressed, the veneer part in the course of the dashboard rotates to disclose a 12.3-inch touchscreen, displaying three, customisable digital tiles.

The second aspect of the show reveals three analogue dials exhibiting exterior temperature, a compass and a chronometer. A whole digital detox will be chosen on the third aspect, to easily benefit from the seamless wooden veneer fascia persevering with across the cabin.

The normal spherical ‘bullseye’ vents have been changed within the middle of the dashboard with new formed, precision detailed vents between which sits the Bentley clock. Effective bronze detailing across the clock and switches carry the switchgear to a brand new stage of refinement.

Three-dimensional diamond quilted leather-based door inserts are used for the primary time in a automotive, impressed by the Bentley EXP 10 Pace 6 design idea.

New diamond knurling adorns the rotary switches and can also be accessible on the air vents and clock. As a way to produce the ornamental element, a brand new software program algorithm needed to be invented to work with the advanced curves of the ducts.

Crown Reduce Walnut is obtainable as a brand new wooden veneer choice, which makes use of a straight lower course of to offer a extra fashionable end. In addition to the favored Darkish Fiddleback and Piano Black choices, a variety of 5 additional veneers can be found. Twin veneer end will also be laid out in all veneer sorts so as to add an much more bespoke really feel to the cabin.

The wing-theme graphic continues across the inside of the cabin doorways, creating a chic color break up and seamless hyperlink between the entrance and rear seats. Temper Lighting is newly accessible as an choice, with the selection of seven colors and ranging intensities.

The rear seats present an opulent, cosseting travelling surroundings, with a folding centre armrest and manually deployed centre headrest that stows away when not in use for max visibility.

(Supply: Bentley)