As Bentley Motors continues to celebrate its 100th anniversary, it seems only fitting that the company that sets the standard when it comes to creating Grand Touring Cars, will reveal the all-new Bentley Flying Spur Grand Touring Sedan on 11th June at precisely 11:00BST.
The Flying Spur will be the very first Bentley to have All-Wheel Steering to enhance both stability at cruising speeds and the car’s agility around town. The car’s electronic system steers the rear wheels in the same direction as the front wheels during high-speed direction changes, giving added assurance to the driver when overtaking and making lane-changes. The Flying Spur’s All-Wheel Steering also means there is no compromise between confidence at high speed and practicality at low speed.
As well as All-Wheel Steering, the Flying Spur comes with All-Wheel Drive for optimum traction. Drive is supplied to the rear wheels under normal road conditions, giving the car classic sports sedan handling characteristics. However, if any slip is detected by the car’s on-board computer, then the system can instantly send drive to the front wheels, providing active All-Wheel Drive without the driver having to do anything.
To ensure not only a smooth and comfortable ride but also better handling when putting the Flying Spur through its paces, Bentley’s Dynamic Ride system is fitted as standard. This innovative system changes suspension stiffness on demand to deal with cornering forces and minimise body roll that might otherwise knock the car’s occupants about.
Much like the new Bentley Continental GT, the all-new Flying Spur has been a ground up development that has pushed the boundaries of both technology and craftsmanship to deliver ground-breaking levels of performance and refinement in a car. Putting it simply, Bentley has done its outmost to create the world’s best luxury Grand Touring sedan. All will be revealed next month!
For more information on the all-new Bentley Flying Spur please visit www.NewFlyingSpur.com where you can register interest and to stay informed.
Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man Behind The Wheel, a professional photographer and former saloon car racing driver.
Photographs courtesy of Bentley Motors