The next generation of the Flying Spur is undergoing winter testing and our spy managed to grab a few snaps of the upcoming Bentley as it tackled the snow in Scandinavia.
The new four-door (which will battle the likes of the Rolls-Royce Ghost in the ultra-luxury saloon segment) shares a lot of its technical make-up with the soon to arrive Continental GT and Porsche! It’ll be built on the same Volkswagen MSB platform which was developed by Porsche and made its debut in the 2017 Panamera and this should bring a host of benefits, one such which should be improved structural rigidity. But it won’t be as sporty as the GT; it’ll swap a thrilling ride for a far more cushioned one. In fact we reckon it will deal with road imperfections as if they’re not even there and literally glide right over them thanks to the high-tech anti-roll system that it will be blessed with.
The MSB platform — dedicated to large, rear- and all-wheel-drive cars with front-mounted engines — will also mean the Flying Spur will now afford more interior room for occupants, especially those in the second row. We expect the interior to mimic that of the GT but back seat passengers will get their own infotainment controls along with independent climate settings and picnic trays.
There should be a choice of two engines to power the Bentley — a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 and the new 6.0-litre W12. No output figures have been revealed as of yet but we reckon the W12 — which makes 626 horses in the GT — will have a tad less in the Flying Spur, not that we’re complaining of course...
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