Powered by a virtually identical edition of the 550bhp twin-turbo W12 that debuted in the coupé, the car will also offer four-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic gearbox.
The Flying Spur is set to cost around £120,000 when it arrives in December 2004. It will be built alongside the Continental GT and Arnage, and will play a key role in the company's future. With Azure production to end early in 2005, and no replacement due until 2006, Bentley will rely on this car for buyers who want a saloon. To meet their varied demands, it's understood Mulliner is preparing a variety of special editions, as well as offering the usual list of armour plating and performance modifications. Dan Strong