2012 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Series 51
Bentley Continental Flying Spur Series 51 was unveiled to showcase great advanced and intuitive touchscreen infotainment technology on all Continental Flying Spur and Supersports models.
The enormous car is capable of doing 200 mph ( 322 km/h) and is the the most successful four-door Grand Tourer in Bentley's history and among the best-selling ultra-luxury saloons in the world.
It is powered by 6.0 litre twin-turbo W12 mated to a 6-speed ZF tiptronic automatic transmission. The monster under the hood delivers whopping 610PS at 6000RPM and 750Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque between 1700 and 5600RPM. The acceleration is staggering - 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds, remember that the car weighs almost 2.5 tons.
However, the special Series 51 allows customers of both Continental Flying Spur and Flying Spur Speed to order ‘off the peg' from an innovative and exclusive range of recommended combinations created by Bentley's colour and trim designers at the company's headquarters in Crewe, England.
"The Series 51 design concept is inspired by the spirit of the inaugural Bentley styling department in Crewe established by the gifted John Blatchley, who shaped the original and iconic 1950s Bentley Continentals. Today, it provides for a virtually bespoke ordering service due to the thousands of configurations available through Bentley's expansive colour and trim catalogue.", commented Dirk van Braeckel, Bentley's director of design.
An 8" screen operates with the car's audio system, telephone, ride and comfort settings as well as the very latest SAT NAV system, which uses both an in-car hard-disc drive and a DVD player to access route data. It also utilises dynamic navigation to avoid heavy traffic spots, locates destinations using geo-tagged photos from an SD memory card and is Google Maps-compatible for most markets.
The selection of wood veneers or aluminium panels for the dashboard either complements the overall look or provides even greater contrast if the customer so desires.
The new 2012 model year Continental Flying Spur, Flying Spur Speed and their Series 51 design options, together with the 2012 Supersports coupe and convertible models go on sale from March 2011.