The Bentley Continental Flying Spur and Flying Spur Speed is a full size luxury four door sedan from the English automaker. Both models are powered by a 6.0L twin turbocharged W12 that is mated to a six-speed automatic, but the Flying Spur only gets 552hp and 479lb-ft of torque while the Flying Spur Speed gets 600 HP and 553 lb-ft of torque. These numbers help the Bentley accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in 4.8 seconds and reach a 200 MPH top speed making it the world's fastest four door saloon.
Oh, those rock stars. They think they can get away with just about anything and expect no repercussions for their actions. Running rebels, are ya?
Well, one company isn’t letting the name of one iconic rock and roller from filing a lawsuit against the aforementioned star and now resident douche.
Bentley isn’t at all happy with Guns N’ Roses leadman, Axl Rose, for his direct involvement in turning a leased Continental Flying Spur from an exquisite luxury car to a destroyed heap on four wheels. Bentley Financials filed the suit seeking for payment to the damages done to the car that included, among other things, a cracked windshield, scratched wheels and trims, dented doors, gouged bumper cover, and even a missing remote key. And that’s not even getting into the part where he exceeded the car’s mileage limit by 42,000 miles.
As a result of the trashing, Bentley is requiring Mr. Guns N’ Roses to fork over $74,000 for all the damage he did to the car.
It’s one thing to go bonkers and trash a hotel room with your groupies, but for the love of God, you never, ever, destroy a car as awesome as a Bentley Continental Flying Spur. Shame on you, Axl Rose.
Now that the Middle East represents 10% of Bentley sales worldwide, the company has decided to throw them a little treat for their loyalty to the brand. Bentley has unveiled two special edition Continental models, designed exclusively for the Middle East market. Both the Continental Flying Spur Arabia and the Continental Flying Spur Speed Arabia are distinguished by some subtle exterior and interior ‘Arabia’ motifs, including an exterior front fender badge, tread plate, and ashtray lid badge – all bearing the Arabia signature.
Both models are powered by a 6.0 liter W12 engine, but while the Flying Spur Arabia can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and can hit a top speed of 193 mph, the Flying Spur Speed Arabia delivers a total of 600 HP and sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds, while top speed goes up to 200 mph.
The Continental Flying Spur Arabia gets an elegant set of 14-spoke diamond alloy wheels, while the Flying Spur Speed Arabia gets sporty, bright silver, 10-spoke, 20-inch wheels and optional carbon ceramic brakes.
These days Bentley automobiles have become much more a part of mainstream society, losing a touch of the elegance and prestige that was always associated with the brand. However the design firm Project Kahn hopes to change this with their Pearl White Flying Spur . Aside from the quilted leather interior the most striking aspect of the vehicle are the 22 inch White Mist diamond cut alloys.
Nature keeps itself in balance. There’s a reason elephants aren’t fast and chetahs aren’t big. But man can sometimes do something completely unnatural and make something great. For example the Bentley Continental GT Speed and Flying Spur Speed are large luxury vehicles that can top 200 mph.
Then again Renntech’s president Hartmut Feyhl is a man, too. His company decided that Bentley did not go far enough with the Continental pair. He’s changed the ECU software to increase horsepower from 602 to an even 640. The cost? Well you’re a Bentley owner, so the cost doesn’t matter (but if you slip Mr. Feyhl $5,800 his people will probably get to work on your car.)
Just make sure you can handle all the power in this 2300 lbs car. You don’t want to skid off the road and anger Mother Nature.
It seems that the Japanese tuners are beginning to expand their market outside their borders. This is refreshing considering that Japanese style can sometimes offer a unique alternative. Asi, an exclusive Japanese tuner specialized in high-end cars, unveiled today their new body kit for the Bentley Continental Flying Spur .
The development of the kit took nearly a year of meticulous design. The result gives a sleek appearance to the luxury sedan. The kit consists in a front bumper featuring LED winkers, stainless steel mesh, under-grill and carbon fiber lip, new carbon fiber side sills, a stylish trunk spoiler and a rear bumper fitted with stainless steel mesh, wheel house louvres, exhaust cutters and a carbon fiber lip.
No words about the price, but we have lots of images after the jump.
For the folks who don’t know, Strut is a manufacturer specialised in handcrafted chromed grilles, wheels and accesories for the luxury cars. The grilles you see in the photos belongs to the ”Oxford Collection” which is special built for the Bentley Flying Spur . Strut offers grilles also for the Bentley Continental GT , but these belong to the ”Greenwich Collection". The customized Flying Spur features a primary grille, front air dam intake and a Strut insignia. No words about the price yet!
Bentley today unveiled the 2009 Continental Flying Spur and the new version Spur Speed. The new model is set to deliver even greater levels of refinement, comfort and opportunities for customer personalization.
The Continental Flying Spur is powered by the new Bentley’s 6-litre, twin turbocharged W12 engine, the most compact 12-cylinder engine in production. The 48-valve head employs four camshafts and continually variable valve timing. Power is transmitted via an uprated ZF six-speed automatic transmission.
The W12 engine continues to produce 552bhp at 6100 rev/min and a maximum torque of 479lb ft from 1600 rev/min across virtually the entire rev range.
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 overtaking capability.
Renntech, the tuning company specialised in Mercedes vehicles showed that it can customize also other cars, not only the ones produced by the German manufactuer. With the unveiling of the new 600+ hp ECU tuning package Renntech added on its list of customized vehicles the British manufacturer Bentley.
With the new ECU package the engine of the car is boosted from 552 to 625 hp. The tunner also added a lowering module for the Bentley which allows the owners to lower it up to 50 mm. The American manufacturer offers the ECU software upgrade at a price of $6400 for the Bentley Continental GT and Flying Spur and $6800 for the GT Speed coupe while the lowering module is available at a price of $1395. More details after the jump!
Maybe not all of you folks know about the Japanese tuner ASI. Well, ASI is a tuning company specialized in customizing Bentley cars established in Japan. Bentley range received recently a customization program from the Japanese tuning company, a program that not only modifies the interior of the car, but also the exterior and the engine.
The vehicles received custom 22” alloy wheels, an aggressive bodykit but also an engine upgrade from 560hp to 640hp as well as brake and suspension kits in order to deliver better handling.
ASI is preparing another customized Bentley, called „Tetsu”. The „Tetsu”, with the help of ECU chipping, exhaust modifications and transmission upgrades, will deliver 800hp an will be limited to only 29 units, each at a price of US$600,000. If anyone wants to order their customized Bentley, you have to know that in the USA the cars will be sold through Platinum Motorsport dealer, based in California. Stay tuned, ASI said that it will announce more details at the end of this month.
London armed robbers arrived outside Graff Jewelers on Sloan Street in a chauffeur driven Bentley Flying Spur, all part of an elaborate ruse, which included dapper clothing, to give them the appearance of wealth and fit in with the store’s clientele. It worked. After spending a bit of time inspecting the merchandise, the robbers displayed handguns and hauled off £10,000,000 worth of jewelry – about $20,000,000. According to police in London, the robbers “knew that to gain access to the store (...) More