Wednesday, February 20, 2013

2014 Bentley Continental Flying Spur

 I do love Bentleys, but was never a fan of the current 4 door Continental. The coupe looked so great, and then the 4 door car based on it had lost all the personality. It looked so boring. And not impressive at all.
This new one is such a vast improvement. Looking more like a junior Mulsanne, which is such a great looking car.

But what happened back there???

From that angle, it looks like another car. A much cheaper one.
It reminds me of the Jaguar XJ6 from the 80's. 

Why the horizontal lights?
They just do not fit with the rest of the car. They should have kept copying the Mulsanne.


What it actually reminds me of the most, is the ghastly EXP9 F Concept. One of the worst looking designs of all times.

Inside it was always a four door version of the Continental GT. Which it still is.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

While I agree that the new model is vastly more attractive than the last one, I have to say I like it even more than the Mulsanne. And though the rectangular taillights are pretty boring, the shape accentuates the width of the entire vehicle.. unlike the Mulsanne, whose huge googly eyes and triangular taillights just make it look tall and narrow.

Anonymous said...

Audi tail lights are a bit too generic for a 1/4 million dollare car. Love the interior though. ESPECIALLY THE UPSCALE USE OF LOTS OF W O O D !

Anonymous said...

The square tail lights and the squared off rear pay homage to the classic Bentley

Anonymous said...

February 21, 2013 at 11:25 PM

From what year?

Anonymous said...

Our CFO has a white Mulsanne, and it looks absolutely incredible. Two of our other execs have Continental FSs and they do look a bit boring.

11Thirteen said...

I was lucky enough to drive the original prototype for the flying spur, and wasn't really that impressed with the look of it ever. This one works nicely. Looks lower sportier and meaner. The front end looks like the Bentley super car concept if the 90s while the rear is blunt and looks mean. Love it