POSH PLUS POWER: BENTLEY FLYING SPUR QUIETLY LANDS IN MANILA

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flyingspur20131217BENTLEY Manila, in unveiling the new Bentley Flying Spur ultra-luxury performance sedan, opted to hold a series of exclusive private previews. The event was by special invitation and guests had an all-access appointment with the latest Flying Spur.

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True to tradition, the new car blends effortless driveability, exquisite luxury and craftsmanship, sculpted design, and advanced technology, furthering the traits its iconic predecessor was reputed for.

Bentley said the Flying Spur is the fastest road-going luxury sedan in the world. It is powered by a 6.0-liter, twin turbo W12 engine that makes 625ps, allowing the car a naught-to-100kph sprint time of just 4.6 seconds. A key factor to this is the car’s lighter body structure, which led to a 50-kilogram reduction in weight and, thus, a 14-percent improvement in power-to-weight ratio.

Bentley Manila Director Benedicto Coyiuto (left) with Bentley Brand Ambassador Iñigo Zobel

Bentley Manila Director Benedicto Coyiuto (left) with Bentley Brand Ambassador Iñigo Zobel

Bentley said its styling team has developed an athletic look for the new Flying Spur, one that combines traditional Bentley styling cues with a sporting stance and contemporary details. Sharp feature lines complement muscular rear haunches while LED daytime running lights, dipped headlights and taillights characterize the front and rear profiles.

The designers have also created a luxurious, spacious cabin that dresses advanced acoustic and electronic technologies in exquisite handcrafted leather hides and wood veneers. The interior is accessorized with one of seven sustainably sourced, mirror-polished wood veneers using nearly 10 square-meters of wood per car, while the roof lining and pillars come with natural leather trim, according to Bentley.

The hallowed carmaker added that a touch-screen infotainment system with mobile connectivity allows the driver and passengers to interface with the car and the outside world. A Rear Seat Entertainment suite and a new bespoke hand-held touch-screen remote give rear-cabin occupants control over an extensive range of features from the comfort of their seat.

“Bentley’s new Flying Spur is the ultimate ultra-luxury performance sedan with the perfect combination of power, comfort, refinement and handcrafted quality,” said Bentley Manila General Manager Amado del Rosario. “We are proud to introduce this newest product of pure British design that’s handcrafted in the UK.”

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