The Flying Spur is the four-door version of Bentley’s Continental, and our spy photographers snapped some pictures of a prototype out testing.
The Flying Spur is much the same car as the Continental GT, and GTC, and is getting the same styling updates as both of these cars did in 2011 and 2012 respectively. While it is offered with a w12 engine, the car seen in these photos is running with the brand’s 4.0L twin turbocharged V8 which makes 500 hp and 487 lb. ft. of torque. The smaller quad exhaust gives it away as the V8, and confirms that the smaller engine option will be available on the Flying Spur.
This V8 engine helps cut down on fuel consumption, when compared to the larger w12. The V8 features variable displacement, low friction bearings, high-pressure direct injection, thermal management, and turbo charging.