Bentley speeds up

17th Aug 2009 7:00 am

Bentley launched its stunning new Continental Flying Spur and its sportier cousin the Continental Flying Spur Speed in New Delhi on July 14th, priced at Rs 2.25 crore

Bentley launched its stunning new Continental Flying Spur and its sportier cousin the Continental Flying Spur Speed in New Delhi on July 14th, priced at Rs 2.25 crore and Rs 2.45 crore respectively. The Flying Spur is powered by a massive W12 engine that puts out 600bhp.

The ‘Speed’ version of the W12 engine develops 15 percent more torque and nine percent more power than the standard Flying Spur, while engine efficiency is optimised by the use of lower friction, lighter-weight components and a new engine management system. This results in a top speed of 322kph and a zero to 100kph time of just 4.8 seconds.

The Flying Spur Speed is the most powerful four-door Bentley ever made and incorporates subtle design cues to distinguish it from the Flying Spur. Its front grille and lower air intakes are dark-tinted chrome, while at the rear, wider rifled sports exhaust tailpipes hint at the performance potential of the Speed model. It also sports new 20-inch multi-spoke wheels available in both bright silver or darkened tungsten fitted with bespoke Pirelli PZero tyres introduced on the GT Speed model.

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