Bentley Flying Spur Mule Spied Wearing Porsche Panamera Suit
The next-generation Bentley Flying Spur should debut late next year.
The British automaker is using a Porsche Panamera as a mule for early testing, since the new Flying Spur will ride on the same MSB-F platform. The Panamera has been modified quite a bit to reflect the Flying Spur, with wider fenders and a longer wheelbase. Although it’s hard to accurately gauge on spy photos alone, it appears the mule’s wheelbase is slightly longer than the Porsche Panamera Executive model, which means the Flying Spur should grow noticeably in size.
Our spy photographers also pointed out that the rear doors were entirely made of plastic.
The Flying Spur essentially serves as a four-door, sedan version of the Continental GT. It is believed the next-generation Continental GT will be influenced by the EXP10 Speed 6 Concept, so you can expect the Flying Spur to get a similar treatment.
Since it’s sharing a platform with the Panamera, expect the Flying Spur to share powertrain as well. Hopefully the 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 engine lives on.
Look for the next-generation Bentley Flying Spur to make its debut sometime next year before heading to dealerships in late 2018 or early 2019. Spy photographers expect to catch a full-body prototype testing later this year.
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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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