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It’s been a while since we last brought you any tuning kit from Anderson Germany, but today the tuner announced a new upgrade kit for the new-generation Bentley Continental GT . The kit includes upgrades to the exterior and the interior, plus, some extra ponies in the stable.

Under the hood, the tuner installed professional software optimization and a remotely controllable valve exhaust system in three sound levels. These updates increase the engine’s output up from the standard 575 horsepower up to 680 horsepower.

Such a powerful car requires a suitable aerodynamic kit. It was made in carbon fiber and includes a new hood, boot lid, front lower spoiler and lower lip, side skirts with air intakes, and the rear spoiler with diffuser. The car sits on new gloss-black rims sized 9-by-22 inches with 265/30R22 at the front axle and in 10.5-by-22 inches with 295/25R22 at the rear axle. The car was painted in Grey Hyper Gloss Metallic.

For the interior, the tuner also offers a carbon-fiber package, combined with numerous elements in leather and Alcantara. There is a new sports steering wheel and a high-end sound system with amplifier, subwoofer and speakers.

When it comes to delivering enough carbon fiber to serve a lifetime, nobody does it more than Mansory.

If expressive programs are the name, Mansory is the game. At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show , the tuner is bringing a lineup of new programs, including one for the Bentley Continental , called the Sanguis.

In true Mansory fashion, the Sanguis program includes a newly designed front apron, a light carbon-fiber bonnet, carbon-fiber front wings, newly designed side sills and rear widening components that considerably reinforce the wide-body look of the Continental. Additionally, the new rear apron delivers additional downthrust and creates enough space for Mansory to install its new exhaust system. Rounding out the exterior modifications is a new set of 22-inch ultra-light forged wheels with 10 double spokes wrapped in Vredestein Ultrac Vorti tires.

Inside, the modifications include plenty of sport functionality and luxurious ambience with leather by master craftsmen predominantly used. A newly designed sport steering wheel was also added while the aluminum pedals, the door entry sills and the Makassar ebony wood elements round out what can only be described as an opulent reminder of what Mansory is capable of.

Speaking of what it’s capable of, no Mansory product comes without any power enhancements, which is why the Sanguis program also carries its own performance upgrade. Thanks to a new sports exhaust system, a new air filter and an optimized engine performance graph, Mansory was able to drive up the output of the Continental to 672 horsepower at 6,700 rpm and 575 pound-feet of torque at 1,700 rpm. All told, the Continental can now hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 200 mph.

Following the updates offered for the Continental GT and the Continental GTC models, Bentley is also offering an update for its Flying Spur model. Just like with the other models, the Flying Spur will receive both exterior and interior changes, while the engine only received some minor upgrades.

Just like with the other two Continental models, the Flying Spur will receive a tricked out exterior with a more aggressive front fascia, a vented hood, and new headlights. For the rear, the luxury full-size vehicle will get a new trunk-mounted spoiler, slimmer taillights, and a revised exhaust system. The interior will feature even more luxury, thanks to the addition of higher-quality materials and improved technologies.

The new Flying Spur will be about 110 pounds lighter than the previous model, and, according to Bentley it offers no less than 600 new parts.

Updated 02/20/2013: This review has been updated with the official details, images and specs. Hit the jump to read more about the new Bentley Continental Flying Spur.

Bentley is continuing to tease its upcoming Continental Flying Spur luxury sedan with a new teaser video called "Quietly Powerful." Even if very short, the new teaser video unveils a little bit more of the luxury sedan and, for the first time, you can get a good look at the headlamps. You just need to pay extra attention around the 20-second mark.

The new Continental Flying Spur will receive a more aggressive front fascia, a vented hood, and - as revealed - new headlights. For the rear, Bentley will add a new trunk-mounted spoiler, slimmer taillights, and a revised exhaust system. The interior will also be upgraded with higher-quality materials and improved technologies. No changes will be made under the hood though, where Bentley will keep the usual 6-liter, twin-turbocharged W12 engine rated at 575 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.

Full details on the new Continental Flying Spur will be unveiled on February 20, 2013.

The neighborhood of Beverly Hills in Los Angeles doesn’t lack in its share of fancy sports cars, luxury cars and supercars. On just about every corner you’ll find one of these vehicles, just like luxury automakers that have dealerships scattered all over the surrounding areas.

One of them is Bentley Beverly Hills, and recently they came out with a limited edition Continental GTC that’s fixing to have an owner whisk it away. The car has been distinctively painted with custom Tiffany Celeste Pearlescent paint that we haven’t seen on a Bentley before. Needless to say, the finish looks downright stunning.

Adding to the visual visage of the limited-edition Continental GTS with a choice of either liquid-silver or matte-black-finished 22-inch CEC C881 wheels wrapped in a set of Continental Extreme Contact ultra-high performance all-season tires.

No performance upgrades were given to this limited-edition Continental GTC, so expect to see the same 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine that produces 500 horsepower and 487 pound-feet of torque. The engine is definitely one that should give the looks of the limited edition Continental GTC a suitable technical partner.

We know that only certain types of people are big fans of Bentley cars, but for sure everyone out there is a big fan of Jackie Chan. He is one of the few actors in Hollywood that performs his own crazy stunts, making him a favorite among movie goers, so Bentley’s decision to feature him in their latest Bentley Mulsanne Visionaries films is not a big surprise.

The episode he was featured in is called "Up in Smoke." The short film was shot in China and presents the dualist character of the Mulsanne: sophistication combined with impressive athleticism.

In this episode of the Bentley Mulsanne Visionaries series, Jackie finds himself chauffeuring a businessman through the streets of China. As the businessman reclines his seat to catch a few minutes of shut-eye, Jakie flips a switch in the massive luxury car and shows us just how athletic this monster is. After Jakie has had enough, he simply tops the car, gets out a “poof” he disappears.

Watch the video to see his dramatic exit.

The Bentley Mulsanne was unveiled at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and, with the exception of some special editions, it has remained the same ever since. For the 2014 model year, however, Bentley has announced a series of new luxury features, ranging from new suite of communication and entertainment system options up to new paints. This updated Mulsanne will be unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and will go on sale one month later.

The most significant update includes the addition of two new packages — Comfort and Entertainment — that will update both the comfort and the technologically features of the Mulsanne.

Customers can also choose between three new exterior colors — Dark Cashmere, Portofino and Damson — combined with three new interior ones: Damson, Saffron and Brunel.

Unfortunately no changes were made in the place that needed it the most: under the hood. This means that the Mulsanne will continue to be offered with the same 6.75-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 as in the previous years.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2014 Bentley Mulsanne.

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Bentley EXP 9 F

Since its concept was launched at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show to a lukewarm reception, Volkswagen didn’t convey any special interest for a Bentley SUV. That was the case, until today.

Bentley CEO Wolfgang Schreiber has confirmed that the Bentley SUV will go into production in three years’ time, after completion of design and prototype tests.

Yes, Schreiber confirms that the production model will borrow very few elements from the EXP 9F concept and will follow the current design language that is seen in the current Continental GT and Mulsanne. That’s one thing for people who are still interested in the project to celebrate about, given the fact that the EXP 9F wasn’t really one of Bentley’s greatest creations. Schreiber promises that the new design will be instantly recognizable as a true Bentley, meaning it wouldn’t look anywhere close to the ugly EXP 9F Concept.

Design aside, Schreiber also gives us an insight as to what sort of powertrain will drive the large Bentley. The SUV will be powered by the same 4.4-liter V-8 engine from the Continental GT V8 but with fewer horsepower. Also on the cards is a top-of-the-range W-12 engine, though we figure that it’s unlikely to make it into the production model. What we can expect, however, is a diesel powertrain for the European market and a hybrid powertrain.

With the Bentley SUV receiving a green light for production, will its close cousin, the Lamborghini Urus , see the light of day any time? We don’t know. But, customers looking for a Range Rover counterpart can finally look forward to one in their nearest showrooms, three years from now.

Source: Autocar
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Bentley EXP 9 F

The Detroit Auto Show just isn’t a place to see all-new model, it is also a great place to get juicy news for future developments. Included in the news gathered from Detroit is that Bentley has finally felt the itch to develop a plug-in Hybrid model after a successful track record of announcing cars powered by fuel-chugging V-8s and W-12s.

With Rolls Royce already jumping onto the bandwagon with the Phantom 102EX , Bentley CEO Dr Wolfgang Schreiber has announced plans to introduce a green variant to Bentley’s lineup.

Such a variant will grace the bodies of the Bentleys starting within three years, as Schreiber is quoted saying “It might actually be too late for diesel now, plug-in hybrids offer an even better fuel economy and don’t alienate petrol-only markets, we won’t see them for the next three years, but for us a plug-in hybrid is a must.”

Bear in mind though, that the decision for a hybrid model hasn’t been confirmed by the board as diesel power is still in the cards. However, given the fact that diesel power isn’t very popular in Bentley Bentley ’s strong markets — Middle East, U.S and China — a plug in hybrid system will most likely be the favorite choice among the Bentley Boys, according to Dr Schreiber.

If such a project takes off, expect the hybrid system to be developed by Volkswagen in coordination with Audi Audi and Porsche. Details are still scarce on what particular system will be used. So, once they roll in, we’ll post them as soon as possible

Source: GTSpirit

After Bentley unveiled the Continental GT Speed at the 2012 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, it promised to debut the convertible version at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. While the show is still a few days away, Bentley decided to offer us the first details on the new drop-top. In fact, this is not such a big surprise, considering the first official images leaked on the Internet right before Christmas.

The GT Speed Convertible will be offered with the same technology as its coupe sibling and will be able to hit a top speed of 202 mph — 3 mph less than the coupe version – which is good enough to make it the fastest the fastest four-seat convertible in the world.

Next to being very fast, Bentley has also promised that the new GT Speed Convertible can be driven in any weather conditions, ranging from -30°C to +50°C or more. This impressive performance can be achieved thanks to the car’s four-layer hood and the neck warmer.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible.

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