Bentley has announced a raft of new ‘Series 51’ upgrades (and a new infotainment system) for the Continental Flying Spur and Flying Spur Speed, helping to keep the pair feeling fresh before replacements arrive in a few years time. Series 51 designs have been an option on the Continental GT and GTC since 2009, but this will be the first time they’ve been offered on the four-door limo.
What is a ‘Series 51’ option on a Bentley Continental Flying Spur?
A whole host of different upgrades for your big Bentley. Inside there’s a choice of 14 different interior colour and trim options, recommended by Bentley’s designers in Crewe. Bentley claims the choices offered are ‘complex but harmonising colour schemes of depth and beauty’, but in reality it boils down to a few set choices of wood, leather and aluminium. In the back Bentley now offer scatter cushions ‘to further complement the exclusive design’, but we think the novelty would quickly wear off after you take your first tight bend at speed.
On the outside a range of two-tone paint options will be offered, along with new blue brake callipers and front wing vents to complement the Series 51 graphite-finished, 19-inch, nine-spoke alloys.
And the new infotainment system?
All new Continental Flying Spurs (and Supersports coupes and convertibles) will be equipped with Bentley’s latest touchscreen infotainment system, complete with 30GB hard drive. The wider 8-inch display houses the car's TV and audio system, phone, ride and comfort settings and sat-nav.
The new Series 51 options, and the infotainment system, will be available from March 2011.
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