Flying Spur V8 makes American debut at New York Auto Show 2014
Enhanced 2015 Continental GT Speed also on display
At the New York International Auto Show 2014, Bentley is showcasing the 2015 Continental GT Speed, with upgraded performance and styling enhancements. Additionally, the New York show marks the debut of the Flying Spur V8 luxury sedan.
“I’m excited for the new Flying Spur V8 and 2015 Continental GT Speed models to make their North American debut in New York,” said Christophe Georges, President and COO, Bentley Motors, Inc. “2013 was a record year for Bentley and demonstrated the high level of performance the brand is capable of. I look forward to seeing that success continue as the depth and breadth of our model lines continue to expand. All of our new products and initiatives will continue to embody the spirit of Bentley’s heritage while delivering effortless performance.”
Complementing the Flying Spur flagship W12, the Flying Spur V8 provides the opportunity for drivers to experience the Flying Spur’s blend of performance, craftsmanship and technology with an enhanced touring range. Bentley’s renowned 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine develops 500 bhp and 488 lb-ft of torque, powering the Flying Spur V8 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 183 mph. This performance comes with an extended fuel range of more than 500 miles. The Flying Spur V8 features subtle styling features, including figure of eight chromed exhaust finishers and a red center to the Bentley Wings badges to denote the V8 engine.
Read more about the Flying Spur V8 here.
Enhanced power and style are showcased in the 2015 Continental GT Speed with updates to its impressive performance and unrivalled refinement.Bentley’s iconic 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine now features 626 bhp and a record 607 lb-ft torque. The GT Speed coupe is the fastest ever production Bentley, with top speed now at 206 mph. The GT Speed Convertible is the fastest four seat open top car in the world, with an increased top speed of 203 mph. External and internal sporting design features such as new bodykit and a unique interior colour split complement the dynamic performance of these models.