• 2016 Bentley Mulliner GQ Korea Flying Spur

The Bentley Flying Spur was updated for the 2014 model year to bring it up to speed with Continental GT and the Continental GTC. While changes were somewhat subtle, Bentley claims the updated Flying Spur received at least 600 new parts compared to the previous model. Updates included a new, more upright grille, new jewel-like LED headlamps, a front intake that runs the entire width of the front fascia, new side vents, and a completely refreshed interior. On top of that, the new flying spur was also 110 pounds lighter than the previous model. Now Mulliner has taken the updated Flying Spur and created a special edition model specifically for the Korean Market. Called the GQ Korea Flying Spur, the car offers a number of bespoke features, has a duo-tone finish, and was designed by Korean designer Sang Yup Lee.

As a model that can be described as one of the most luxurious and elegant vehicles in the world, it’s hard to comprehend the fact that the car could be made better in any way. But Mulliner managed to pull off the task with a primary focus on the rear passenger area. Designed by a Korean Designer for Korean customers, this special edition is said to “highlight the very best of both cultures from the British classic Savile Row suits to the finest Korean ceramics.”

With that said, let’s dive on in and take a look at the GQ Korea Flying Spur and see what all the hype is about.

Continue reading to learn more about the Bentley Mulliner GQ Korea Flying Spur.

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What makes the Bentley Mulliner GQ Korea Flying Spur Special

2016 Bentley Mulliner GQ Korea Flying Spur Interior
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On the outside, there isn’t really a whole lot to talk about. The GQ Korea Flying Spur has an exterior that is identical to that of that standard Flying Spur. That means it benefits from the updated front grille and fascias, along with the new exterior light units. The main point of interest here is that the car comes with a duo-tone exterior finish of Magnetic of Onyx, making it the first example of a duo-tone Flying Spur in the Korean market.

On the inside, things get a little more interesting. Opening the doors exposes a garnish plate that reads “MULLINER GQ” with smaller lettering that says “Designed by Sang Yup Lee.” Up front, the center console has been embroidered with Mulliner’s signature quilt pattern. The same pattern can also be found on the door trim panels and the seat bolsters. Since your average Bentley customer is one who likes to be driven around, it should come as no surprise that most of the work went into the rear seating area of this special edition.

The rear center console gets the same quilt pattern treatment as the front, as do the bolsters on the two rear seats. At the rear of the console, there is a door that slides rearward to expose a small storage area that is lined with a Mandarin-colored material. There is a special area here that allows for storage of cufflinks and a watch, which is apparently a first for the Flying Spur. Farther forward on the rear center console, between the central control and the rear entertainment system, the console has been modified to include a veneered tissue holder. Moving over to the seats, riders will be kept extra comfortable with integrated headrests and footrests, A set of pillows, also made out of Burnt Oak and Saddle hide, are included for rear passengers and include the same wording as the garnish or tread plates found below the doors.

2016 Bentley Mulliner GQ Korea Flying Spur Interior
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And, that’s all there really is to talk about here. The car is powered by the same 6.0-liter W-12 engine that delivers 616 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. Routed through a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, the Flying Spur can hit 60 mph in around 4.3 seconds on the way to 200 mph. Zero to 100 mph takes about 9.5 seconds. Pricing is a complete mystery, but that’s usually the case with bespoke special editions like this. If you live in the Korean market and hope to have one stashed in your garage, you can probably expect to pay an arm, a leg, and at least one family member under 10 years of age.

Source: BentleyMotors

Robert Moore
Robert Moore
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Robert has been an auto enthusiast his entire life. He started working cars at a young age, learning the basics from his father in the home garage on the weekends. As time went on, Robert became more and more interested in cars and convinced his father to teach him how to drive when he was just 13 years old. Robert continued working on cars in his free time and learned as much as he could about engines, transmissions, and car electrical systems, something that only fed his curiosity more and eventually led him to earn a bachelors degree in automotive technology with a primary focus on engine performance and transmission rebuilding.  Read full bio
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