Bentley has released a stylized sketch and the second teaser video of the car, which is expected to land in showrooms in time for the 2014 model year and no longer carry the "Continental" part of its title. The full unveiling is scheduled for February 20.
Unfortunately, the teasers don’t reveal much although we can gather a few important details from them.
Visible changes include a revised greenhouse that features a completely new C-pillar and sits atop a more pronounced beltline, with the look now reflecting that of the larger Mulsanne. In addition, Bentley designers have added a new fender vent which also integrates the indicator lamp with a new side strake, while at the rear of the car there are new tail-lamps.
That’s about all we can gather right now, but we'll have the full information for you in five days--and live photos and details just two weeks later at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
From the previous spy shots, we know that Bentley is planning to introduce a new V-8 model in addition to the current W-12-powered car. Some of the prototypes were seen sporting the same exhaust tip design as the Continental GT V8 (the tips are shaped like a figure 8).
We’re expecting output of the V-8-powered Flying Spur to equal the 500 horsepower and 487 pound-feet of torque of the Continental GT V8, while W-12 models should get 552 horsepower or more.
For both models, drive will be sent to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission with column-mounted paddle shifters.