Bentley unveiling the Continental Flying Spur 2009

Posted on Tuesday, 10 June 2008 , 08:06:48 byEmil

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Bentley unveiling the Continental Flying Spur 2009

Bentley unveiled the Continental Flying Spur 2009 and the new variant Spur Speed. The new unit is set to deliver even higher levels of refinement, comfort plus and customer personalization opportunities.

Dr Franz-Josef Paefgen, Bentley Chairman and Chief Executive, explains the rationale of the new range:

“The global success of the Continental Flying Spur has created a new generation of Bentley owners. Responding to their feedback, we have refined an already remarkable car and with the debut of the Flying Spur Speed we are extending its appeal.”

Dirk van Braeckel - Director of Design, explains this styling evolution:

“The Flying Spur is instantly recognisable on the road and we were keen to retain its individuality. The subtle styling changes have given the car a fresh look at the front and sleeker, more balanced appearance at the rear.”

Peter Guest - Bentley’s Head of Body and Trim Engineering, explains the acoustic management effect:

“We are immensely proud that the cabin refinement of the new Flying Spur is best-in-class. While achieving superb levels of noise insulation, the sporting character and sense of connection with the road is undiminished.”

Brian Gush, the Director, Chassis and Powertrain Engineering, comments:

“True to the Bentley tradition, the Flying Spur delivers effortless power while significant advancements in ride quality and comfort further emphasise its deserved reputation for world-class luxury. The new Speed model exemplifies our passion for creating cars that deliver truly exceptional performance and driving enjoyment.”

Dr. Ulrich Eichhorn, Board Engineering Member, says:

“The new Flying Spur advances its Bentley performance credentials while delivering outstanding refinement and comfort through our unique application of advanced technology and traditional craftsmanship.

With 600 bhp and a sports-tuned chassis, the Flying Spur Speed redefines customer expectations of a large, four-door luxury saloon. The performance, handling and agility set new benchmarks.”