2019 Bentley Flying Spur Wants To Steal Your Heart (And Your Wallet)

Bentley has commenced winter testing of the all-new Flying Spur in Sweden with styling similar to the latest-generation Continental GT.

Although the prototype in question has been bathed in camouflage and body cladding, its close link to the Continental GT gives us a good idea of what to expect from a styling perspective. As such, the front end will be much more attractive and adopt a sportier look. If the outgoing Flying Spur was a budding female model in New York, the new car will be supermodel Karlie Kloss.

Beyond its improved looks, significant changes will be present under the skin of the Flying Spur. Most significantly, the four-door will share its underpinnings with the Porsche Panamera, opening up the possibility of electrification and the adoption of autonomous driving systems.

Similarities to the Panamera probably won’t stop at the sedan’s platform. A fleet of engines from the Panamera family are expected, including plug-in hybrid and diesel variants. Range-topping models should retain Bentley’s familiar 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12, perhaps with small horsepower and torque outputs.

Handling should also be greatly improved over the current car thanks to Porsche’s input. All in all, the new Flying Spur should be a more well-rounded car.

A launch towards the end of this year or in early 2019 seems probable.

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  • rover10

    Looks wide, low and long, perfect dimensions for a limo. I’ve always found this model to be more accomplished in appearance to its bigger brother? For some reason the rear three quarter view looks awkward, where the Spur retains good proportions in all views. I’m sure this new iteration will not disappoint.

  • Elmediterraneo

    Expected Line-up :
    V8 4.0 liter Biturbo 550 hp
    W12 6.0 liter Biturbo 635 hp
    V6 2.9 liter Biturbo Hybrid 500 hp

    • LWOAP

      Don’t count on it.

  • Nordschleife

    I have a feeling that the rear end of this model will leave a lot to be desired. I don’t know why.


      • Nordschleife

        Hell, the front too. Lol.



          • Nordschleife

            Agreed buddy. I completely agree.

  • Can’t wait if the best Conti GT that Bentley ever produced will result the same for Flying Spur.

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