Bentley Has A Surprise In Store For Us In Geneva

Automakers from across Europe and around the world are descending on Geneva for the motor show next week. And that includes Bentley, which has something unexpected in store for us.

The British manufacturer will showcase its new Continental GT at the show, along with the Bentayga V8. But it’s also promising “an exciting new model” of undisclosed parameters, to be unveiled by Adrian Hallmark. The new chairman and CEO recently took over from Wolfgang Dürheimer, and this will be his first public outing as head of the storied marque.

Just what that new model will be, we couldn’t say for sure. (Don’t read too much into the image above, though, which we included strictly for illustrative purposes.) But we do have a guess or two. It could be the extremely exclusive, Mulsanne-based Grand Convertible that was recently announced for strictly limited production. Maybe the production version of the Speed 6 sports-car concept. It could also be a plug-in hybrid version of the Bentayga. Or maybe it’ll be something different entirely.

More likely, though, we’ll be looking at a new member of the Continental family – either the convertible GTC or the four-door Flying Spur. Both have been spotted testing recently and are due to follow the new coupe recently introduced. (There’s a new GT3 racing version in the works, too, but we’ve already seen what that will look like.)

Whatever that undisclosed surprise will be, it will be joined as well the Mulliner personalization division, which will showcase new aniline leather and open-poor veneer options on a customized version of the existing Flying Spur W12.

Bentley will hold its press conference on March 6 at 8:40 am, central European time. So tune in then to see what it has in store.

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  • My money is in Flying Spur, the car has been going around testing and it’s a natural progress for Bentley to launch that after Conti GT.

    The Speed Six is kinda postponed after Dieselgate, I personally want it back and make a Bentley Sports Car above Conti GT.

    • Bash

      “….Exciting new model” they said, that must be the Conti. Honestly i will disappointed if they reveal a new more faster or sportier version of the Bentayga.

    • Adi

      Or a Continental GT Convertible which has also been spotted multiple times.

  • The new car is the Flying Spur, with the simular face like the Continental GT. I’m curious of it’s interior is even on the same style too.

    • Flying Spur is always considered as saloon variant of Continental GT, so yeah they shared mostly the same parts and design.

  • Nordschleife

    Please PLEASE be the production version of the Speed 6. The skying Spur seems to obvious to me so I am hoping for the production version of that Speed 6.

    • Same here, but it doesn’t look good, the board postponed it and choose Bentayga to come forth, and that Bentley honcho’s role in making it into production is also the determined factor. We know Durheimer wants it but Adrian Hallmark hasn’t comment anything about future line up.

      • Nordschleife

        Well that’s a shame because it honestly was the best looking Bentley in my opinion and I thought the Bentayga was a success. I heard they weren’t making additional SUV’s so it would be nice for them to make something that was so well received but you’re probably right after all Buick didn’t make the Avista and Volvo gave the C90 to Polestar and they were all well received. Automakers and seriously depressing me.

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