2010 Bentley Continental Flying Star by Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 3 March 2010 , 08:03:31 byAngela

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Bentley Continental Flying Star by Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera

The Bentley Continental Flying Star received a tuning package from Touring Superleggera at the beginning of 2008. A basic idea was formed by the desire to diversify the very successful Continental model range and also to explore new concepts. The transformation of a 2-door coupe has led to a design concept baptized as shooting brake: a sports car featuring enough space to join a hunting party or a golf tournament with elegance and efficiency. The Bentley Continental GT range set innovative and high standards for a new generation of very sophisticated Grand Tourers. The new project required the modification of a number of external dimensions starting from the A-pillar backwards: extended roof line, a wider section including the doors, the new aluminum door skins and a new all-aluminum, electrically operated tailgate. The package also includes a completely new rear compartment with two foldable rear seats and a variable loading space. Touring Superleggera is particularly proud of the fact that the complete productive cycle of the special coach building process was realized in their workshop near Milano. The rear bodywork was reinforced with an integrated structure between the rear suspension domes, functioning both as roll bar and as support for the new, extended roofline. The engineering team at Carrozzeria Touring was particularly pleased with the quality assurance support from Bentley engineers. In the end, the engineers managed to obtain a timeless shape, a design statement combining elegance and sportiveness, with a strong and unmistakable own personality and individuality. Under the hood, the model features a 6.0-liter W12 engine which is available either in the 560 horsepower version which delivers 650 Nm of torque or the GTC Speed variant which delivers a massive 750 Nm of torque from 610 horsepower. This output enables the car to reach a top speed of 322 km/h and to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds. The car will be serviced at the Bentley dealers.