2020 Bentley Flying Spur With Rear-Wheel Steering Is Coming June 11

Bentley has released two new images of the upcoming third-gen Flying Spur sedan as well as a video of the vehicle on a racetrack. The British automaker has also confirmed that the Flying Spur will debut on Tuesday, June 11.

The photos and video show the entire car, though it’s still somewhat camouflaged. The front of the new Flying Spur features an enormous rectangular grille and large lower intakes that stretch across the bumper. The headlights appear to resemble those of the Continental GT, while a crease on the beltline goes from the headlights to the middle of the rear door and another crease extends from above the rear door handle over the rear fender.

The lower body has a smooth surface, while a camo panel appears to disguise a non-functional fender vent. The car's rectangular taillights reveal the B-shaped pattern of the LED lights, which are expected to be like those on the Bentayga SUV. The square trunk lid is raised above the body, and the license plate is placed in the bumper.

The oval-shaped tailpipes indicate that the new Flying Spur will be equipped with the automaker’s W-12 engine, which can also be heard in the video. Other details disclosed by Bentley include the car’s rear-wheel steering, which the company says, "means no compromise between high-speed confidence and low-speed convenience."

Inside, the Flying Spur will come in a range of 17 hide colors, five color splits and either Burr Walnut or Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus veneer as standard. The car also includes the Comfort Specification as standard, including front and rear seat massage and ventilation, front seat rolling nose adjustment and front passenger seat movement controlled from the rear compartment.

Unlike current Bentleys, the Spur will feature all-wheel drive as standard, and like the Continental GT, it will operate as a rear-drive car under normal conditions. However, if the Spur detects slip and more grip is required, the system will deliver the necessary torque to the front wheels. The Continental GT sends up to 38 percent of its torque up front, so the Flying Spur is expected to be comparable.

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The new Flying Spur will also include Bentley's Dynamic Ride active anti-roll-bar system, driven by a 48-volt electrical system. Like the Continental GT, the Flying Spur will also feature standard air suspension and adaptive dampers. The automaker says the vehicle will have "unparalleled agility" in its class and will "set new standards of driving enjoyment." The new Spur will be competing with the Rolls-Royce Ghost and the Mercedes-Maybach S-class.

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