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THE NEW STYLING SPECIFICATION FOR THE BENTLEY FLYING SPUR
THE NEW STYLING SPECIFICATION FOR THE BENTLEY FLYING SPUR

Bentley is introducing a new Styling Specification for the Flying Spur, allowing customers to emphasise the sporting credentials of the world’s fastest production sedan and give the car an even more sporting aesthetic to match its unrivalled performance. The Flying Spur sets the luxury benchmark in agility and dynamism using the latest chassis technology including active all-wheel drive, all-wheel steering, torque vectoring and 48V electric anti-roll bar system - first introduced by Bentley. The aesthetics of the new Styling Specification complement the Flying Spur’s peerless capabilities, ensuring that Bentley’s new flagship looks as stunning as it is to drive. Crafted by hand in high gloss carbon fibre to exact tolerances following an extensive development programme, the Styling Specification includes a front bumper splitter, side skirts with metallic Bentley badges, rear diffuser and boot lid spoiler. Enhanced sporting appeal Like the veneer that adorns the cabin space, the carbon fibre exterior components are mirror-matched across the centreline of the car for precise visual appeal. The carbon fibre weave is a 2x2 twill pattern, woven in the same direction for all components to ensure consistency. The carbon fibre is laid-up in multiple layers, each oriented for optimum strength and durability whilst maintaining minimal weight. The side skirts include an exquisite detail with the inclusion of a three-dimensional electroformed Bentley badge. The profile of the badge was developed specially for the Styling Specification, to minimise the risk of air bubbles forming in the lacquer overcoat while still providing the eye-catching faceted appearance. The Styling Specification is specifically designed to complement the aerodynamic performance of the Flying Spur. The first designs are assessed and refined using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software for aerodynamic performance including front and rear lift and overall drag. Simulations are also made of the effect on powertrain cooling, brake cooling and noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). Electrical testing seeks to minimise any affect that the carbon fibre parts may have on vehicle systems from PDC (park distance control) to radar systems and antennae for on-board communications and entertainment. Only once these virtual assessments are complete are the first physical prototypes manufactured, before being refined in the wind tunnel and on the test track. The parts are also assessed across all driving conditions up to and including top speed, for stability, feel and performance under both acceleration and braking to ensure that the Bentley driving dynamic is maintained. Once functionality is signed-off, the parts are assessed through a variety of validation tests. These include durability programmes – including overall vehicle tests of 100,000 km - to abuse testing such as wading, kerb strikes, and rough roads. Rig testing in Bentley’s Quality lab assesses performance through the rigours of vibration, thermal cycling, point loading and impacts. Once all test and development work is completed, the manufacturing process is refined over a number of development cycles to give consistent, repeatable manufacturing tolerances meeting the exacting requirements expected of a Bentley. 3D scanning and comparison to a nominal metrology buck assess manufacturing accuracy. The Styling Specification is available to order through Bentley’s network of retailers, and can be specified when a new car is ordered or retrofitted at a later date to enhance a customer’s existing car. Performance Orientated Driving Dynamics When the new Bentley Flying Spur was introduced in 2019 it set a new benchmark in performance, agility and dynamism. A key element when designing the new Flying Spur was moving the front axle position forwards to improve weight distribution, enabling improved dynamic precision, handling and balance when coupled with active all-wheel drive, all-wheel steering and Bentley Dynamic Ride. Depending on the road conditions, the powertrain can vary up to 480 Nm of torque from the rear of the car to the front axle offering greater grip and driveability, through the active all-wheel drive system. The front end now feels much lighter and turn-in response is also dramatically improved. The understeer effect experienced with fixed all-wheel drive is virtually eliminated, making the car feel more balanced overall. Torque distribution varies according to the selected Drive Dynamics Mode. In Sport, the system limits the available torque to the front axle to 280 Nm, maintaining a higher torque level at the rear for a more dynamic feel. Torque is also managed across each axle by a torque-vectoring-by-brake system. Electronic all-wheel steering enhances both stability at highway speeds and manoeuvrability around town. During low-speed manoeuvres, the system steers the rear wheels in the opposite direction to the front wheels. This has the effect of shortening the wheelbase, reducing the turning circle nearly to that of the Continental GT, increasing agility and making parking noticeably easier. During high-speed manoeuvres, the system steers the rear wheels in the same direction as the front wheels, increasing stability and making overtaking and lane-changes more assured. Electronic all-wheel steering means no compromise between high speed confidence and low speed convenience. The Flying Spur uses three-chamber air springs which contain 60 per cent more air volume compared to the previous model. This allows more scope to vary from sporting levels of spring stiffness to luxury limousine refinement depending upon which mode the driver has selected. The new car features CDC (Continuous Damping Control), which allows continuous regulation of the dampers. Four ride height sensors constantly measure the distance between the axle and the body. If the system detects a difference compared with the normal height, the air volume in the springs is corrected accordingly to restore the normal height. The Bentley Dynamic Ride System is designed to improve both handling and ride comfort. A 48-volt system controls an electronic actuator unit which manages the stiffness of the anti-roll bar, changing the stiffness on demand to combat cornering forces and keep the Flying Spur level.

NEW CONTINENTAL GT MULLINER CONVERTIBLE DEFINING OPEN TOP LUXURY
NEW CONTINENTAL GT MULLINER CONVERTIBLE DEFINING OPEN TOP LUXURY

Introducing the new Continental GT Mulliner Convertible: the luxury pinnacle of the Continental GT family, available with Bentley's V8 and W12 powertrains. Mulliner has gone above and beyond the industry-leading craftsmanship so synonymous with Bentley and the world’s definitive Grand Tourer to create the pinnacle luxury convertible in the Continental range.

BENTLEY EXP 100 GT
BENTLEY EXP 100 GT

The Bentley EXP 100 GT has been designed to explore how grand touring could look in 2035. It takes the striking design and exhilarating performance that are essential parts of the Bentley DNA in innovative new directions, inspired by the ways our customers’ lives are changing.

CELEBRATING THE FUTURE OF BENTLEY - 100 EXTRAORDINARY YEARS
CELEBRATING THE FUTURE OF BENTLEY - 100 EXTRAORDINARY YEARS

On 10 July 2019, we will be celebrating 100 extraordinary years of Bentley Motors. Bentley’s vision for the future of Extraordinary Journeys will be unveiled on the day of the Centenary. Born from Bentley DNA and inspired by our customers, it showcases an exciting future.

THE NEW CONTINENTAL GT CONVERTIBLE NUMBER 1 EDITION BY MULLINER

Bentley has created a unique, Limited Edition model that pays homage to the legendary No. 1 Bentley Blower of 1929. The Continental GT Convertible Number 1 Edition by Mulliner is a modern interpretation of a truly iconic racing car, and features a remarkable piece of history, cast from a piston from the original No.1 Blower, set within the front console, as part of the Bentley Rotating Display.

Introducing the New Flying Spur

Bentley Motors has unveiled the world’s most advanced Grand Touring luxury sedan – the all-new Flying Spur. Whether driving or being driven, the all-new Flying Spur offers a unique combination of limousine luxury and sports sedan performance, blending bold new road presence with world-leading interior quality and design, plus cutting-edge customer-focused technology.

Introducing the new Bentayga V8 Design Series

New Bentayga V8 Design Series is a contemporary styled and visually dynamic version of the world’s most luxurious SUV. It blends unique Mulliner exterior and interior features, together with a suite of existing Bentayga options, to create a highly desirable special edition.

BENTLEY INTRODUCES ‘ADVANCED CONNECTIVITY’:  THE WORLD’S FIRST SUPER-FAST IN-CAR WIFI
BENTLEY INTRODUCES ‘ADVANCED CONNECTIVITY’: THE WORLD’S FIRST SUPER-FAST IN-CAR WIFI

Bentley announces the launch of Advanced Connectivity – the world’s first super-fast, reliable and secure in-car WiFi system, available now for Mulsanne and for all Bentley models in 2019. Call us now on +32 50 62 10 30 or visit Bentley Knokke to discuss how you can add this new service to your Bentley. You can now benefit from uninterrupted mobile network coverage while travelling, providing a fully functioning and fully connected executive office on the move.

Centenary Specification: A Mark of Distinction
Centenary Specification: A Mark of Distinction

Bentley is celebrating entering its 100th year by introducing a special Centenary Specification. You can visit us at Bentley Knokke to discover this luxurious specification, which is only available for Bentley cars commissioned between January and December 2019.

BENTLEY PREMIERES EXTRAORDINARY NEW FILM
BENTLEY PREMIERES EXTRAORDINARY NEW FILM

Bentley has revealed a new film which tells the extraordinary story of Bentley’s evolution. As we enter our 100th year of creating the definitive Grand Tourer, we are honouring almost a century of innovation, achievement and craftsmanship in an engaging short film.

INTRODUCING NEW BENTAYGA HYBRID FOR BENTLEY
INTRODUCING NEW BENTAYGA HYBRID FOR BENTLEY

Bentley has announced the introduction of the world’s first luxury hybrid model – Bentayga Hybrid*. This model represents Bentley’s first step towards full electrification, combining the serenity of silent motoring with exquisite comfort and effortless performance.

Introducing new Bentley Bentayga V8

Since its introduction, Bentley Bentayga has set the luxury SUV benchmark, offering customers an unforgettable Grand Touring experience unrestricted by landscape or conditions. Bentayga V8 is everything Bentayga was designed to be, balancing exquisite refinement with astonishing performance.

NEW FLYING SPUR V8 S BLACK EDITION
NEW FLYING SPUR V8 S BLACK EDITION

Introducing the Bentley Flying Spur V8 S Black Edition. This new edition adds another dimension to the already powerful and intriguing looks of the Bentley Flying Spur V8 S, giving this agile, exhilarating 4 door sedan an even darker edge.

MULLINER LIMITED EDITION: FLYING SPUR DESIGN SERIES
MULLINER LIMITED EDITION: FLYING SPUR DESIGN SERIES

The Flying Spur Design Series is a striking Limited Edition by Mulliner. Available across the entire range, this exclusive edition highlights the Flying Spur’s most important design lines with bright accent colours.

EXPLORE IN EXTRAORDINARY DETAIL
EXPLORE IN EXTRAORDINARY DETAIL

Bentley has pushed the boundaries once again, unveiling one of the world’s most detailed landscape images and the second in its campaign of extraordinary gigapixel photographs.

BENTLEY EXP 12 SPEED 6E CONCEPT DEFINES NEW SEGMENT: THE LUXURY ELECTRIC VEHICLE
BENTLEY EXP 12 SPEED 6E CONCEPT DEFINES NEW SEGMENT: THE LUXURY ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Bentley Motors has revealed the new EXP 12 Speed 6e Concept at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, sharing its ambition to define the electric luxury segment. For more information about this new concept contact us.

BENTLEY LAUNCHES NEW CONTINENTAL SUPERSPORTS AND SUPERSPORTS CONVERTIBLE
BENTLEY LAUNCHES NEW CONTINENTAL SUPERSPORTS AND SUPERSPORTS CONVERTIBLE

Bentley has revealed its fastest and most powerful production Bentley to date – the new Continental Supersports. The Supersports takes the phenomenal performance, handling and speed of the first generation to new levels. A supercar by design with bold body styling features; including carbon-fibre accents to front and rear and a large carbon-fibre rear spoiler.

NEW CONTINENTAL GT V8 S BLACK EDITION
NEW CONTINENTAL GT V8 S BLACK EDITION

We’re delighted to introduce the latest addition to the Continental family: the Continental GT V8 S Black Edition. This exclusive special edition, available both as coupé and convertible, is designed to emphasise the sportier, more contemporary edge of the GT V8 S.