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SPIED! 2019 Flying Spur

Discussion in 'Flying Spur' started by tristatez28lt1, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. tristatez28lt1

    tristatez28lt1 Well-Known Member

    Porsche and Bentley are going to share several parts in the future, and their number will be significantly higher than what someone might encounter today.

    The part sharing scheme within the Volkswagen Group is nothing unfamiliar to the fans of the corporation, and it will involve building a Bentley with Porsche parts. There’s nothing wrong with that if you ask us, and the carmaker's customers are not expected to mind.

    One of the elements that will be shared by the two brands will be the MSB platform, which will be called MSB-F for the variant that is employed by Porsche and its "cousins" in Crewe. Porsche has already launched the new Panamera with the MSB base, but the "winged B" is currently developing the 2019 Flying Spur with a mule based on the Panamera.

    It is evident that the Panamera body is employed as "a mule" because the German four-door has an extended wheelbase, which has led to unusual shapes for the rear doors.

    While the metal components were easily stretched, the same could not be done for the rear windows. That is why the car has blacked out rear windows, which are plastic components meant to conceal both the interior and their role.

    The parts sharing scheme between Bentley and Porsche will not end with the MSB platform, as the British model is expected to get several other components from the German brand. Expect to see more prototypes of the next Flying Spur in the future, as the next-generation car should reach showrooms by 2019.

    Our spy photographers have observed another interesting aspect of this prototype. As you can see if you look at the rims, a name has been written on them. They write “B. Wallbank,” and it is believed that the writing refers to Bradley Wallbank, the Vehicle Dynamics Engineers for the next-generation Bentley Continental GT.

    For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Bentley brand, the Flying Spur is the sedan version of the Continental GT, and the latter is already undergoing tests to prepare its production version.

    https://www.autoevolution.com/news/...using-porsche-panamera-based-mule-116280.html

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    • gdm

      gdm Well-Known Member

      The new generation Bentley Continental GT and Flying Spur will be based on MSB platform shared by Porsche,that's big improvement.
       
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      • Jimmy

        Jimmy Well-Known Member

        That wheelbase appears immensely long. Could this, in fact, be a Mulsanne successor mule ? Or a LWB version of upcoming gen III Flying Spur ?
         
      • SCOTT27

        SCOTT27 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

        The Flying Spur must be more than just a a four door Continental GT.
         
      • BKK-ES

        BKK-ES Well-Known Member

        The wheelbase is even longer than the LWB Panamera. Cannot wait to see it.
         
      • Jimmy

        Jimmy Well-Known Member

        I can only suspect that the next-gen Flying Spur will be a compelling beneficiary of the design themes presented on the EXP Speed 6 Concept. And MSB will allow far more athletic, "cab back" proportions. Let the Mulsanne maintain its' role as Bentleys' "über-stately" offering and position the new Flying Spur as more of a drivers' car. Rakish, muscular.
         
      • rs271

        rs271 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

      • Jimmy

        Jimmy Well-Known Member

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        • Finally,an rwd platform=good proportions.
           
        • Merc1

          Merc1 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

          Looks the same to me, front wheels still close to the front doors.

          M
           
        • klier

          klier Member

          What RWD platform?
           
        • sako97

          sako97 Well-Known Member

          I'm surprised they didn't give it S-Class body cladding like they did when they were tested the current Flying Spur with w221 cladding.


          It's a Panamera platform underneath. The Panamera Turbo wheels are the only visual giveaway with the heavy deceptive cladding
           
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          • Merc1

            Merc1 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

            I can't wait to see it now. Best thing they ever did was get rid of that 15 year old Phaeton platform.

            M
             
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            • Leo Parker

              Leo Parker New Member

              So they are using Porsche as a mule? and How I hate that VW took over Porsche. Now their engines, body parts & tech are being used by everyone in the VW group.
               
            • SCOTT27

              SCOTT27 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

              Flying Spur.
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              • Jimmy

                Jimmy Well-Known Member

                The MSB-matrixed Flying Spur could theoretically be an interesting basis for a 4 door coupe.

                What to called it?? "Java" ?? "Rapier" ??
                 
              • hoffmeister_fan

                hoffmeister_fan Well-Known Member

                Java. I always liked that concept from the Nineties. Though, I doubt it'll be called either. Bentley seems to want something more alliterative lately, i.e. Bentayga and Barnato.
                 
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                • Jimmy

                  Jimmy Well-Known Member

                  I reckon that "Barnacle" wouldn't have a ghost of a chance though...
                   
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