Beijing Preview: 2010 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed China

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2010

Besides the Bentley Continental GT Design Series China, the British manufacturer will also bring the Continental Flying Spur Speed China at the same 2010 Auto China Motor Show.

The new edition developed especially for the Chinese market features a bespoke comfort suspension setting, which helps the car to deliver a superior ride quality for both driver and passengers.

The Continental Flying Spur Speed is known as the world's fastest luxury four-door saloon and it appears that this edition makes no exception as it comes with

the same W12 6-litre engine capable to push the car from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.8 seconds), while the top speed achieved is 200mph/322km/h. The new car has also a re-tuned exhaust in order to produce a quieter note.

The Speed China is accompanied by a range of design features that accentuate its special edition status such as Speed China treadplates and wing badges (with a matching badge visible on the centre console) as well as the Bentley's famous B emblem affixed to both C pillars.

Inside we find custom leather cushions for rear passengers which are embroidered with Bentley wings. Each car will also be offered with a special display case for the ignition key.

According to Geoff Dowding, Regional Director for Asia and Middle East, Bentley has a long and proud tradition of producing exclusive cars designed to cater to the styling and driving preferences of customers around the world. He noted that the special-edition Bentleys were designed and offered only for customers in China.

He added that these models are a showcase of the abilities of the carmaker's styling and engineering teams and a highlight of Bentley's desire to create cars for the Chinese market.

Interested people could take a glimpse of the models at Bentley's stand in Hall E5 of the Auto China Motor Show in Beijing, which is set from April 23 to May 2 in the New International Exhibition Center.

Press Release

Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed China

Bentley is also launching the Continental Flying SpurSpeed China which retains all the potent performance of the company’s Continental Flying Spur Speed, the world’s fastest luxury four-door saloon, but with a range of engineering upgrades developed for the Chinese market.

A bespoke ‘comfort’ suspension setting has been developed for the Speed China which emphasises the car’s superior ride quality for both driver and passengers, whilst ensuring the class-leading performance of the W12 6-litre engine is in no way diminished. The car is capable of achieving a potential top speed of 200mph/322km/h and a 0-60mph sprint time of just 4.5 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.8 seconds).

The Flying Spur Speed’s distinctive, sporty 20-inch multi-spoke Speed wheels are retained to emphasise the car’s athletic character but for the Speed China, this performance is balanced with greater refinement through the re-tuning of the exhaust to produce a quieter note.

The Speed China’s refinement and handling upgrades are also accompanied by a range of design features that accentuate its special edition status. ‘Speed China’ treadplates and wing badges (with a matching badge visible on the centre console) have been created for this car and Bentley’s famous ‘B’ emblem has been affixed to both ‘C’ pillars.

Bentley’s ability to add extra, well-executed, touches of luxury can be found in the custom leather cushions for rear passengers which are embroidered with Bentley wings. Each car will also come with a special display case for the ignition key. Geoff Dowding, Regional Director, Asia and Middle East, comments:“Bentley has a long and proud tradition of creating exclusive cars designed to meet the styling and driving tastes of our customers, wherever in the world they might be. Designed and offered exclusively for our customers in China, these special-edition Bentleys showcase our styling and engineering teams’ abilities and also underlines our desire to create cars for this influential market.”

Both models can be seen on the Bentley stand in Hall E5 of the Auto China Motor Show in Beijing which runs between 23rd April and the 2nd May in the New International Exhibition Centre.

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