Feature Flicks: Bentley's New Sedan, Rolls-Royce's New Coupe

February 4, 2013
2014 Rolls Royce Wraith Profile Teaser Lightened
Leave it to the Brits to switch things up: just as Rolls-Royce (a company best known for its Phantom sedan) readies its Ghost-based Wraith coupe, Bentley (known best for its Continental GT coupe) is pulling the wraps off of its Continental Flying Spur sedan. Naturally, both have teaser videos.
To begin, Bentley's second generation of Continental is going along nicely: the coupe now offers either a W-12 or V-8, as does the GTC convertible now. Next in the Continental line was the faster Speed variants, in both coupe and convertible flavors. Now, it's time for a freshening to the Flying Spur sedan. From the look and sound of the video it'll definitely offer the W-12 engine, although we don't see any red B badges, so a V-8 option is as-yet-unconfirmed. A Speed variant will inevitably follow.
Across the United Kingdom, Rolls-Royce is preparing its newest shot at Bentley, the Wraith coupe. The coupe will probably make about 600 hp thanks to the Ghost's twin-turbo 6.6-liter V-12 (the stock Ghost makes 563 hp and 575 lb-ft), and it'll strike a daring (for Rolls-Royce) pose with a two-door, long, swooping body.
As for the videos, they're pretty standard fare: the Bentley video shows the car's new creases and curves and seems to show that they'll be at home in today's modern city; Rolls-Royce, meanwhile, seems to be playing up the Wraith's dark nature (call it "spooky-fast," perhaps) with a shadowy, smoky glimpse at the car.
Check out both and let us know what you think in the comments below.
Source: YouTube


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2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur

Base AWD 4-Dr Sedan W12
starting at (MSRP)
6.0L W12
Fuel Economy
11 City 19 Hwy
2013 Bentley Continental Flying Spur