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Bentley Unveils New 2014 Continental Flying Spur

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On: Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 5:01PM | By: Teddy Field

Bentley Unveils New 2014 Continental Flying Spur

Forged on Mount Olympus, and trimmed in the finest calfskins, and exotic woods from faraway lands. Behold Bentley’s latest creation: the 2014 Bentley Continental Flying Spur!

The gods are truly pleased with their new chariot. From inside its decadent chamber, they can feast upon ambrosia from the heated and cooled thrones, whilst their divine nectar is chilled to perfection in the rear bottle cooler. Entertainment is provided by cherubs strumming harp music across the 1,100 watt Naim audio system, and video can be enjoyed on the optional 10-inch rear screens.

Prayers of the faithful can be downloaded via the built-in WiFi hotspot. And the re-imagined dual brow cockpit features over 32 square feet of book-matched, hand polished veneer. Burr Walnut or Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus are the standard choices, but five other exotic veneers are available (Faunus might not be too thrilled).

The exterior of the 2014 Bentley Continental Flying Spur is just as gripping. There’s a more upright grille, and the curvaceous hood and front fenders are created by heating sheets of aluminum to 500-degrees Celsius, then “SuperForming” them, as they do in the aircraft industry. The quad jeweled headlamps mirror those found on the new Bentley Continental Coupe.

The rear features a more sweptback roofline, which drapes elegantly over new horizontal LED tail lamps. The rear lamps also have a special “horseshoe” detail in the center, which mimics the shape of the massive exhaust outlets below. A mass of these small styling details result in car that appears athletic, yet sophisticated. For a car of this size, “athletic” is an impressive trick to pull off.

And should Chronos be running late, he can summon the Flying Spur’s 616-hp twin-turbo W12, which can whisk him and his 5,451lb chariot past 60 miles per hour in just 4.3 seconds. The top speed for this carnal indulgence is an equally mystifying 200mph.

Keeping all of this power in check is a new AWD system, which has a 40/60 rear bias for more agile handling. Up to 85% engine power can be routed to the rear axle, and up to 65% can be sent to the front, depending on available traction. There’s also a new 8-speed ZF automatic transmission to help the 2014 Bentley Continental Flying Spur achieve an impressive fuel economy rating of 12 city / 20 highway.

Rumor has it that Hermes already ordered one.

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