Bentley’s Flying Spur is about to get a new hood ornament. This is the third generation of Bentley’s small sedan, also the second oldest car in their lineup. Mulliner, the premium customization branch of Bentley, has equipped this model with every feature imaginable. The one missing attribute is a hood ornament, but that’s about to change.
Bentley released a teaser video showing a Flying B emerging from the hood, plus a teaser image showing up the side profile. The automaker calls it the Flying B, because it’s a stylized version of a B with wings attached. This a detour for the automaker, normally they use a flat Bentley badge on the nose. This one will be electronically retractable to deter thievery. Rolls Royce is the only other automaker to really embrace the hood ornament.
The teaser sketch doesn’t reveal much, but the front fascia looks more vertical and rigid than the outgoing model. The C-pillar is more raked, with the front end being more upright. The profile of the Flying Spur looks longer and lower. The backend seems more shapely, but sketches are usually misleading (on purpose). Bentley confirmed that it will ride on the same platform as the Continental GT and Porsche Panamera. With that information, expect all-wheel-drive and a twin-turbo V-8 engine with 542 horsepower.
Bentley will eventually release additional teasers to give more information. The new Flying Spur is set to debut by the end of the year.
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