U Spy: A 2014 Bentley Continental Flying Spur in a Mercedes-Benz S-Class Costume

When not trying out cars like the V10-powered Lexus LFA at Silverstone, CarScoop reader Jean-Luc C. is as observant as a hawk. While on his way to work, Jean-Luc spotted an odd-looking Bentley and was quick enough to snap some quick spy shots for us with his cell phone. “I took these shots on my way into work on the M6 (About 15 miles away from the Bentley Factory in Crewe),” he told us. “It looked like a Continental Flying Spur – but a lot of tape and a terrible S-Class grille taped to the front. It is obviously something under cover being tested – But what?” Well, you’re right on both accounts Jean-Luc; it’s a prototype of the redesigned Bentley Continental Flying Spur cunningly disguised as a Mercedes-Benz S-Class saloon. Earlier in the summer, our spy shooters captured two other 2014MY Bentley Continental Flying Spur testers dressed with fake wheel arch add-ons, headlamps and taillights, all of which were designed to imitate the S-Class’ styling in an attempt to fool us. From what it looks, Bentley engineers probably managed to draw more attention on their cars… Many thanks to Jean-Luc C. for the scoop!