Bentley at the 2015 North American Interional Auto Show
Call it the Detroit Motor Show or the North American Interional Auto Show (NAIAS), motoring enthusiasts from the world over consider it one of the most anticipated events on their calendars. With attendees in excess of over 800,000 individuals, manufacturers don’t hold back from bringing some truly spectacular creations to the show floor, and Bentley is no exception.
In the brand’s most successful market that made up 29% of global sales in 2014 and took delivery of a staggering 3,186 vehicles, the British marque showcased its new Flagship model, the Mulsanne Speed, alongside the Continental GT Speed Convertible and the Flying Spur at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).
Wolfgang Durheimer, Chairman and Chief Executive of Bentley Motors said: “We are starting this year in a strong position and I am delighted to showcase our latest models at the North American International Auto Show. 2015 is a landmark year for Bentley as we launch our greatly anticipated luxury SUV as well.”
Distinguishing the Mulsanne Speed from its siblings, are dark tinted exterior details and a re-engineered powertrain. Whipping out 530 horsepower and a tarmac rippling 1,100 Nm of torque, the twin turbo V8 under the hood propels the English beauty to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 305 km/h.
Standing alongside the Mulsanne Speed, the Continental GT Speed Convertible pulls a fair share of admirers as well. More potent than ever before, the Continental GT Speed Convertible’s 6.0-litre twin-turbo W 12 engine now develops 626 horsepower and a mighty impressive 820 Nm of torque to reach a top speed of 327 km/h.
Completing the lineup at the North American International Auto Show, the Flying Spur features more power than any other Bentley four-door in history, with 616 horsepower and 800 Nm of torque. The 6.0 litre, twin turbo W 12 engine in the Flying Spur delivers an improved power to weight ratio and packs enough grunt to sprint to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds and on to a top speed of 322 km/h.