Bentley Flying Spur Decadence: a unique pickup version

Bentley Flying Spur Decadence a unique pickup version

DC Customs took on the Bentley Flying Spur and turned it into a luxurious pickup, dubbed Decadence.

Bentley took another unprecedented step when it decided to market in 2015 its first SUV, the Bentayga, going well beyond the luxury sedans, coupes, and convertibles usually made by the British firm.

So, why not a pickup? It was a crazy idea that a wealthy British owner of a Flying Spur had.

For this, he called on DC Customs, an English company located not far from Birmingham and specializing in the restoration of classic models and the preparation of fully personalized cars.

This Bentley Flying Spur Decadence does not go unnoticed.

Initially, the Bentley Flying Spur was a large four-door sedan: for this project called “Decadence,” They utterly transformed the rear part.

The two rear doors have disappeared, and a large tipper has replaced the welcoming rear seats and the trunk.

The car was made with a luxurious wood veneer, made like the floor of a luxury yacht.

This new space perfectly complements the interior of the vehicle, covered in two-tone caramel leather, contrasting with a brown carpet and noble wood inserts.

The exterior styling is also eye-catching, with two-tone paintwork combining a deep purple with a metallic gray that can find on the hood and the front grille, not to mention the “Decadence” badges.

DC Customs did not specify its price, nor how many hours were necessary to carry out this crazy project.

But that made this unique example of running on the road, and that its happy owner will therefore drive it…

Bentley Mulsanne Grand Limousine by Mulliner: five copies listed

Bentley Mulsanne Grand Limousine by Mulliner five copies listed

Bentley offers for sale five rare copies of the Mulsanne Grand Limousine by Mulliner, which have never been used since 2015.

The Crewe firm offers its customers an opportunity to acquire five copies of the Bentley Mulsanne Grand Limousine , an exclusive achievement by Mulliner , the brand’s personalization division. The models were handcrafted in 2015 and then delivered to their customer in the UAE, but for reasons not disclosed, they were never used or registered.

These are therefore five new “used cars” that are put back on sale by Bentley, to the delight of its wealthy customers looking for an exceptional luxury limousine: based on the Bentley Mulsanne (which no. ‘is no longer marketed to date, in favor of the Flying Spur ), the Grand Limousine by Mulliner has undergone a lengthening of one meter , as well as a roof raised by 79 mm, which benefits the headroom at the ‘back. It is the longest model ever made by Bentley .

Bentley Mulsanne Grand Limousine by Mulliner: an iconic model

The five models are offered in unique bi-color liveries , associating blue “Moroccan Blue” with a gray roof “Silver Frost”, black “Black Crystal” with a black roof “Damson”, red “Candy Red” with a black “Onyx” roof, beige “Light Gazelle” with a red roof “Rubino Red”, or even an all-black “Black Sapphire” livery, completed by unique 21-inch rims to match. The interior combines leather upholstery with noble wood veneers.

Inside, up to four passengers can be accommodated in the rear, facing each other in a particularly luxurious, aviation-inspired cabin. Many amenities are on offer, such as an essential champagne refrigerator with its crystal flutes, folding tables, docking and charging stations for iPad, or even dials displaying British and local time, as well as than the outside temperature.

Thanks to an air conditioning system produced by Mulliner specifically for the model, each of the four occupants can benefit from a tailor-made temperature, while an electrochromic glazing makes it possible to hide the rear passenger compartment of the driver’s cell at will, with which it is possible to communicate through an intercom system.

Under the hood, we find a 6.75-liter twin-turbo V8, developing 512 horsepower and 1,020 Nm of torque , associated with a chassis and a suspension system reworked by Bentley for this elongated model. No price has been announced by the British firm, but for potential customers, orders are already open.

 

Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid (2021): a new special Odyssean Edition series

Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid (2021) a new special Odyssean Edition series

Bentley presents a new special edition of its Flying Spur Hybrid, dubbed the Odyssean Edition, which uses sustainable materials.

Bentley presents the new limited launch edition of the Flying Spur Hybrid , dubbed the Odyssean Edition , which is inspired by the EXP 100 GT concept carforeshadowing Bentley’s vision of luxury mobility in 2035, and which rides the wave of development sustainable by using new specific materials.

Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid (2021): sustainable materials on board

Indeed, the interior of the model takes on new, more durable materials , such as tweed panels made from 100% British wool, or open-pore Koa wood inserts, using 90% less varnish than the usual ones. glossy inserts, which complement a black “Piano Linen” center console. The leather upholstery is customizable, with colored accents available in five different shades of leather, and associated with linen. The luxurious long-pile mats can be adorned with lamb’s wool.

On the outside, a contrasting “Brodgar” golden hue adorns the front and rear bumpers, the headlight surrounds, the flank line and the 21-inch rims with ten double spokes. The Crewe firm offers six body colors that go particularly well with those gold accents, but customers will also be able to choose their body color from Bentley’s full color chart. This special edition is also distinguished by a door sill trim marked “Odyssean Edition”, completed by a specific badge located on the rear pillar.

The Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean Edition is limited to 300 copies, the price of which has not been disclosed by the brand. Under the hood, it features a hybrid engine combining a 2.9-liter V6 block with an electric motor, for a combined power of 544 horsepower and 750 Nm of torque , i.e. 95 additional horsepower compared to the Bentayga Hybrid. 0 to 100 km / h takes 4.3 seconds, for a top speed of 285 km / h.

 

Bentley Bentayga: Mulliner carbon fiber rims

Bentley Bentayga Mulliner carbon fiber rims

Mulliner presents a new carbon fiber wheel for the Bentley Bentayga, which saves 6 kg compared to an aluminum model.

Bentley presents an all- new 22-inch carbon fiber rim , developed specifically for the Bentayga SUV by Mulliner, its customization department. It was designed with Bucci Composites, one of the world’s leading composites suppliers, and will be the world’s largest production carbon wheel , which has many advantages in addition to its looks: better safety, better steering agility and better stability, less tire wear and better braking thanks to the reduction in unsprung mass.

Meeting the strict standards of the TÜV ( Technischer ÜberwachungsVerei ), it is the first carbon wheel to have passed all of the German body’s most rigorous tests for non-metallic wheels: biaxial stress, tire pressure, excessive torque , or radial and side impact tests, to simulate traffic through potholes and cobblestones.

These are the most severe tests: after a strong impact, which should crack or break an aluminum wheel, which can cause the tire to explode, the Mulliner carbon fiber rim has proven its strongest resistance , with deflation. slow and progressive tire, allowing control of the car.

Bentley Mulliner carbon fiber rims: tests at the Nürburgring

For the final stage, the carbon wheels of the Bentley Bentayga were also put to the test on the famous Nordschleife circuit of the Nürburgring. In addition to the weight saving of 6 kg , the carbon fiber allows to offer better resistance and additional rigidity.

To produce this unique rim, a new manufacturing process has been patented: the carbon fiber is cut, then the elements are assembled, stacked and heated in a mold, to give the final shape of the product. A specific resin and hardener are finally injected into the assembly, which is then temperature hardened before demoulding and finishing operations (machining and polishing).

This unprecedented carbon fiber rim is a real showcase for Mulliner , which highlights its know-how and its ability to provide Bentley customers with innovative and unique personalization elements. Available to order at the end of 2021 , it will complete the range of carbon fiber parts designed for the Bentayga, made up of the front spoiler, the side sills and the rear diffuser, not to mention the interior inserts in carbon fiber.

 

Mansory takes on the Bentley Continental GT Convertible

Mansory takes on the Bentley Continental GT Convertible

If you found the uncoverable version of the Bentley Continental GT too wise, Mansory may have a solution with this new extreme preparation …

Mansory is renowned for its preparations on luxury models, which do not go unnoticed. After taking care of the Bentayga SUV , this is not the first time that the German tuner has tackled a Bentley Continental GT , but this new achievement based on the Convertible version would almost look discreet, in all case at first glance …

Bentley Continental GT Convertible by Mansory: black is black

Approaching more closely, we notice that some parts of the body are covered with a black paint (or a covering, Mansory not giving more information on this point), which we find on the hood, the side air intakes, as well as the front and rear bumper blades.

In this regard, the body of this Continental GT Convertible has been endowed by Mansory with several “aesthetic” appendages, such as blades at the front, sides and rear, as well as a specific diffuser completed by a quadruple exhaust outlet. The black 22-inch rims are also present, while the acronyms Bentley were replaced with those of Mansory.

The interior is not to be outdone, with specific door sills, mats as well as a pedals and footrest signed Mansory, while we find a new steering wheel with a dripping shape, as is well known to do. the famous German preparer . Fortunately, the rest of the cabin seems to have remained original!

 

The Bentley Continental GT3 Pikes Peak develops 760 hp!

The Bentley Continental GT3 Pikes Peak develops 760 hp

Bentley Motors unveils the technical sheet of the Bentley Continental GT3 which will be entered in the Time Attack 1 category at Pikes Peak 2021!

For the purposes of Pikes Peak 2021 , Bentley Motorsport has prepared in collaboration with the private structure FastR an extraordinary Continental GT3.

With this car, the manufacturer will try to aim for a third consecutive record on the famous Pikes Peak race, after those obtained in 2018 and 2019, with two different models: the Bentayga in the production SUV category and the Continental GT in the vehicle category. of production.

A Continental GT3 ready for the race

Bentley Motorsport and FastR saw it big for racing. The engine already, a 4.0-liter turbo V8 , is powered by a specific biofuel-based petrol (98RON), and it goes from 580 hp to almost 760 hp! The torque has also been revised upwards and reaches 1000 Nm instead of the usual 750 Nm. The car has been modified with the addition of a thicker carbon fiber intake manifold for example, as well as custom Akrapovic exhaust manifolds.

With this power boost, the Continental GT3 received a second cooling system at the rear to allow the engine to stay at operating temperature throughout the hill climb. Air intakes also appear and replace the rear side windows.

Finally, the chassis has also been modified and prepared specifically for this race.

Reworked aerodynamics

Bentley engineers have equipped their model with a body with a completely redesigned aerodynamics , which provides no less than 30% more downforce ! The beast is also equipped with an XXL diffuser and a gigantic rear spoiler which allows optimal support at high speed.

These parts of the aero pack are made for the most part with nylon-carbon fiber filament , which offers increased strength at minimal weight.

 

Fiat: a 100% electric range in 2030

Fiat a 100% electric range in 2030

At a conference on mobility and environmental issues, Fiat announced that its range will become 100% electric by 2030.

This year marks the transition of many manufacturers to 100% electric : after Ford, Bentley, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover and Alpine, it is Fiat’s turn to draw the line on thermal engines. This information was revealed by the boss of the Turin firm, Olivier François, during a conference on mobility and environmental issues, as part of World Environment Day 2021 .

All-electric Fiat: a radical change

During this conference held jointly with the urban architect Stefano Boeri, Olivier François discussed some ideas to improve the air quality in our cities: in a few months, the automobile test track located on the roof of the Lingotto , the old Fiat factory in Turin, will be completely transformed and will become the largest hanging garden in Europe , with the presence of more than 28,000 plants.

But of course Fiat also has an important role to play when it comes to urban mobility. The boss of Fiat then announced: “It is our duty to put on the market electric cars which do not cost more than thermal engine vehicles, and this as soon as possible, depending on the fall in battery costs. . We are exploring the territory of sustainable mobility for all: this is our biggest project. Between 2025 and 2030, our product range will gradually become exclusively electric. It will be a radical change for Fiat. ”

But for the democratization of 100% electric cars to be successful, certain obstacles must be overcome: according to Olivier François, it is necessary to increase the number of charging stations, whether public or private ones, but also increase the share of fast charging stations.

The new generation of Fiat 500 is only the first part of this transition to all-electric. By 2030, the rest of the Italian manufacturer’s range will have to be renewed, with flagship models like the Fiat Panda or the Fiat Punto , which according to rumors should make a comeback by borrowing the platform of the future Citroën ë -C3.

 

Aurus Senat: production begins for Vladimir Putin’s sedan

Aurus Senat production begins for Vladimir Putins sedan

Production of this Russian Rolls-Royce rival, backed by Vladimir Putin himself, has started at the Ford Sollers plant in Elabuga, Russia.

Serial production of the Aurus Senat was started at the Ford Sollers plant in Elabuga, located in western Russia. This luxury sedan was developed under the leadership of Vladimir Putin , who wanted a new state limousine, just like in the good old days of the Soviet Union.

On this occasion, the Russian President declared that this industrial launch represented a “significant event for the Russian automobile industry, and for the national industry as a whole” .

Aurus Senat: up to 300 copies per year

This prestigious model is not only reserved for the services of the Russian State, but is aimed at wealthy customers by positioning itself as an alternative to Rolls-Royce or Bentley . The manufacturer plans to produce between 200 and 300 copies per year , at a unit price of 18 to 22 million rubles depending on the version, or the equivalent of 203,000 to 248,000 euros .

Under the hood, we find a twin-turbo hybrid V8 with 4.4 liters of displacement, developed in collaboration with Porsche and displaying a power of 590 horsepower and 880 Nm of torque , all transmitted to the four-wheel drive by means of ‘a nine-speed automatic transmission. An even more prestigious version, equipped with a V12 engine, should make its appearance later.

Inside, the model is fully customizable, with two independent rear seats, a Champagne refrigerator, aviation shelves, not to mention a good dose of leather and real wood inserts.

 

Bentley Bentayga S (2021): a sportier version of the luxury SUV

Bentley Bentayga S (2021) a sportier version of the luxury SUV

Bentley is launching a new version of its luxury SUV, the Bentayga.

A compromise between sportiness and sobriety

The classic Bentley Bentayga is too common for you, but the Speed ??version intimidates you? Bentley has the solution: the Bentayga S, which comes as a sporty alternative , but not too much.

The Bentley Bentayga S is a brand new version , and comes close to what Porsche could call GTS , or S at Audi: a sportier version, but without overflowing with performance. Moreover, the engine of the Bentayga V8 is retained, with an identical power of 550 hp . Performance does not change either: 4.5 seconds to speed 0 to 100 km / h, and a top speed set at 290 km / h. Already quite sufficient, but behind the Bentayga Speed , with its W12 of 635 hp.

Firmer suspensions and more aggressive look

But if the engine doesn’t change, what makes the Bentayga S different from the “base” V8 model? Bentley promises better agility , thanks to specific suspension settings. The Sport mode has been redesigned, and acts on the management of the anti-roll system at 48V, while the suspensions have been firmed by 15%.

Visually, the Bentley Bentayga S is closer to the Speed, with black accents on all chrome surfaces : grille, bumper, door frames, etc. New 22-inch rims are available, while a new sports exhaust should allow the V8 to express itself a little more freely.

Bentley does in the sporty interior too, with vast expanses of Alcantara, a new decorative insert on the dashboard, and S badges scattered all over the place.

The Bentayga S therefore becomes the fourth version in the luxury SUV range, under the Bentayga Speed ??but above the V8 and plug-in hybrid versions . A compromise for those looking for a little dynamism.

 

Mansory is preparing a 760 hp Bentley Bentaga!

Mansory is preparing a 760 hp Bentley Bentaga

German tuner Mansory delivers a muscular version of the British SUV unveiled last summer!

Produced since 2015, the Bentayge , the first SUV from the British manufacturer Bentley , has enjoyed some success. With nearly 20,000 copies sold, the model is already a great commercial success.

And to continue to woo the crowds, the Bentayga received a slight restyling in the summer of 2020.

A muscular preparation

After having recently prepared a Ferrari F8 Tributo , the tuner Mansory this time tackled the British juggernaut.

In terms of exterior modifications, there is a brand new body kit that includes aerodynamic elements entirely designed in carbon fiber, new 23-inch rims in glossy black finish or a quadruple exhaust all-carbon as well.

The interior is also largely modified with the appearance of a two-tone leather, red and black, and several carbon fiber inserts, on the steering wheel and the interior of the doors in particular.

A twin-turbo V8 pushed to 760 horsepower

Under the hood, Mansory has also improved the performance of the engine block, which still has 210 hp more than the initial version!

The 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 unit is thus thoroughly revised, and now produces a power of 760 hp for 1,020 Nm of torque ! We are far from the standard values ??… To do this, new turbos have been installed and the exhaust line has also been modified. We can imagine the future performance of the big SUV …