Bentley Continental Flying Spur

Bentley S2 was a luxury car, which was produced by Bentley Motors from the year 1959 till the year 1962. Bentley S2, which was manufactured based on the Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II, replaced the straight 6 engine of the Bentley S, which had a new Aluminum V8 engine with a displacement of 6230 cc. With this latest engine, S2 offered a noticeably improved performance than the cars released previously. Among those, many cars had the coach built bodies built by Hooper, Park Ward, James Young and H.J.Mulliner & Co.

The number of the cars produced between the years 1959 and 1962 was about 2308. The predecessor and successor of Bentley S2 are Bentley S1 and Bentley S3 respectively. There are two types of Wheelbase for this car, which are 3124.2 mm and 3225.8 mm.

The model Bentley Continental Flying Spur is a variant with four doors, of Bentley continental GTC convertible and Bentley continental GT Coupe. In the year 2005, Bentley Continental Flying Spur was launched. At present, it is the fastest saloon of Bentley with four doors. The Continental Flying Spur is employed with a 6 liter twin turbocharged W12 engine, which produces a 552 bhp. It will give a top speed of 195 mph. The standard one is the permanent four wheel drive vehicle, which is torsen based.

The continental flying Spur along with the continental GT is built on the platform of the Volkswagen Group D. Some will consider that the Bentley as a rebadged version of Volkswagen Phaeton with different kind of styling and a very powerful engine. Many technical elements of Bentley are similar to those of Phaeton. The design of the car was done by the same team, which produced the continental GTC and Continental GT.

Currently the Continental Flying Spur is built at the factory of Bentley, which is in Crewe, England. Because of the lack of capacity at the factory of Bentley in Crewe upon the introduction of the car, Flying Spurs designated for the markets other than the United Kingdom and USA were built at the transparent factory of Volkswagen in Dresden, Germany. In the year 2006, this arrangement came to an end, when all the work regressed to Crewe.

For the year 2009, Bentley is going to launch a Continental Flying Spur Speed model. It is similar to that of the Continental GT Speed in the engine output, which has 600 bhp power and a top speed of 200 mph.

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