This Porsche Panamera is Hiding a Deep, Dark Secret
Bentley has begun early development work on its next-generation Flying Spur.
Spy photographers have caught the new Porsche Panamera serving as a mule for the new Bentley Flying Spur, since both models will share the same platform. On this particular mule, we can see slightly wider fenders and it’s sporting U.K. plates that are registered as a Bentley.
The next-generation Continental GT has also been spied testing, and it is expected to have some design influences from the Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept. Considering the Flying Spur is essentially a sedan version of the Continental GT, you can expect similar styling elements to find their way to the four-door model.
The next-generation Flying Spur will likely not just share its platform with the Porsche Panamera, but also some of its powertrain options. We can only hope that Bentley will keep the 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 in the model’s lineup.
A full-body prototype should start appearing next year, while the new model will likely arrive dealerships in late 2018 or early 2019.
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Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.
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