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Bentley V8 Continental Flying Spur: Master of disguise

You’d be forgiven for thinking these spy shots were for a new Merc but what you see here is in fact a Bentley V8 Continental Flying Spur

  • By Dejan Jovanovic, Sub Editor, wheels
  • Published: 14:05 August 9, 2012
  • Wheels

Bentley V8 Continental Flying Spur
  • Image Credit: Supplied picture
  • Bentley V8 Continental Flying Spur.


Don’t let these crafty camouflage techniques fool you — this is not the next generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class. You’d be forgiven for thinking these spy shots were for a new Merc but what you see here before your very eyes is in fact a Bentley V8 Continental Flying Spur.

The tell-tale giveaways are the tailpipes, since the more potent W12 version uses a pair of quad tips at the back while this V8 model has a set of nifty eight-shaped flattened tips.

Apart from that, there isn’t much else to help tell the cars apart yet. We will just have to wait until Bentley ditches the S-Class disguise to find out more. However, the interior will feature the usual hand-crafted loveliness and lots of hot new technology such as an 8.0in touchscreen complete with a 30GB hard drive.

The 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 develops 500bhp, 660Nm of torque and 0-100kph takes less than five seconds.

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