Spotted: 2014 Bentley V8 Continental Flying Spur

Spotted: 2014 Bentley V8 Continental Flying Spur
Featured
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

The crewe from Crewe is preparing to launch a new Flying Spur with all the Continental’s latest updates, including eight- and twelve-cylinder engines.

In case it wasn’t clear from the last batch of spy shots, Bentley looks to be hard at work preparing the Flying Spur sedan version of its new Continental.

That prototype reportedly packed the British marque’s signature W12 engine, but this one appears to be powered by the new V8 co-developed with Audi.

Identified by its figure-eight exhaust tips, the 500-horsepower twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 has already been installed in the new Continental GT coupe and GTC drop-top.

The lighter-weight, yet still plenty potent engine is fully expected to be offered in the four-door Flying Spur as well, alongside the heavier, more powerful W12 version, when it hits the market late in 2013 or early 2014.

The new Flying Spur looks set to adopt all of the updates applied to the new Continental family, including a more upright grille, redesigned bumpers and new front and rear lights.

The ungainly roofline of the previous model appears to have been smoothed out as well for the new Flying Spur, which ought to help solidify its standing and increase its market share as the benchmark ultra-luxury sedan.

Chris Quinn | Elite.

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Contributing Writer

Elite Daily is a medium for people tired of disingenuous content; we have sought to create a space where stimulating, applicable content can reach a like-minded audience.

Also On Elite

World

Woman Does ‘The Dougie’ To Make Sister Going Through Chemo Feel Better (Video)

The best way to get through chemotherapy involves a devoted sister and a little “butt action.” The woman films herself dancing to Cali Swag District’s “Teach Me How to Dougie” as a way to cheer her cancer-stricken sister before her seventh round of chemotherapy. Although the video was originally intended as sibling encouragement, it has […]

Film

No Girls Allowed? Why ‘Fight Club’ Is For The Ladies, Too

When I was a teenager, I saw “Fight Club” for the first time. I was completely obsessed. I proudly displayed a poster with the famous carved-out bar of soap over my dorm room bed. It wasn’t because Brad Pitt was shirtless for 90 percent of the film or because Edward Norton gave a knockout performance […]

Technology

These Voting Apps Help Millennials Cut Through The Bullsh*t In Politics

Don’t know who to vote for? There’s an app for that. Well, two apps actually: Crowdpac and Votr. Midterms are in 20 days, and there’s a lot at stake. If you haven’t been paying attention, don’t worry, most of the country doesn’t seem to care either. Regardless, you should sincerely consider voting, it’s never too late […]

Dating

What It’s Like To Have Never Had A Boyfriend In Your 20s

When I was 12 years old, a new phenomenon swept over me and my sixth grade peers: relationships. A week before, the idea of “liking” a boy would have been met with “ew,” but it was suddenly greeted with serious conversation and much well-intentioned meddling (aka an investigation of how safe it was to tell […]

Humor

‘Genius’ Turns Christmas Lights Into Extension Cord For Phone Charger (Video)

The automobile, nuclear power and space exploration technologies rank among the top engineering achievements of all time, but it looks like they’re about to be challenged by one unlikely competitor: the Christmas light extension chord. Most phones these days come with a charging cable that measures an industry default of “just short enough,” which means […]