When the Volkswagen group acquired Bentley Motors in 1998, the company founded by W.O. Bentley in 1919 only sold 414 cars that year, most of them handmade. In 2006, sales breached the 10,000 mark, 90% of which was contributed by the Continental range, with the Flying Spur 4-door limousine leading the charge.

With the Bentayga SUV firmly established as the best-selling modern Bentley ever, the impending introduction of the Continental Flying Spur, rumoured to have a new name, should see Bentley sales breach new heights. You won’t need to be Einstein to figure out how the Flying Spur is going to look like; just imagine the Continental GT Coupe with four doors and a boot.

Bentley | The new Flying Spur

Today we are sharing with our followers a first glimpse of the new #FlyingSpur – an all-new four-door Grand Tourer that innovates beyond the existing boundaries of performance and luxury. Full details will be released later this year. To register your interest and discover more: https://bit.ly/2UsnOln

Posted by Bentley Motors on Wednesday, 10 April 2019

The new Flying Spur is expected to be powered by either the amazing 608hp and 900Nm 6.0-litre W12 or a 550hp and 770Nm 4.0-litre V8, with a plug-in hybrid V6 variant to be available later on. But more than that, it looks like Bentley has upped the ante in the hood ornament stakes with a super slick iteration of the ‘Flying B’ that’s retractable and illuminated. How cool is that?

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