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Range of Series 51 Duo-Tone Paint Options
The same imaginative
use of color is extended to the coachwork of all Series 51 Continental Flying
Spurs. A range of striking John Blatchley-inspired duo-tone paint options, with
one accent color sweeping from the bonnet, over the roof and onto the bootlid,
may be specified.
The paint range encompasses cool and crisp hues through
to rich and fiery shades and everything in between with the Bentley color and
trim team recommending one of the three selected interior colors to complement
and highlight the relationship between inside and out.
Bentley has also
created a unique Series 51 graphite-finished nine-spoke, 19-inch sports alloy
wheel, while twin Series 51 wing badges, positioned behind the front wheel
arches, complete the bespoke look.
As a further sporting touch, all the
latest Continental Flying Spurs, including Series 51 models, may now be
specified with distinctive blue brake calipers and front wing vents styled by
Bentley's head of exterior design, Raul Pires. These sleek vents, positioned to
the rear of the front wheel arches, are set into a uniquely tooled wing panel
and feature a black or chrome mesh finish.
Advanced and Intuitive
Touchscreen Infotainment Technology
All 2012 model year Bentley
Continental Flying Spur and Supersports coupe and convertible models are now
equipped with a new, highly-advanced touchscreen infotainment system that
provides rich map imagery and a 30GB on-board hard drive.
screen displays the car's audio system, telephone, ride and comfort settings as
well as the very latest navigation system, which uses both an in-car hard-disc
drive and a DVD player to access route data. It also utilizes dynamic navigation
to avoid heavy traffic spots, locates destinations using geo-tagged photos from
an SD memory card and is Google Maps-compatible for most markets.
infotainment system, with 7-digit postcode entry, combines touchscreen controls
and classic Bentley knurled rotary switches to offer instant usability and
crystal-clear feedback. The graphic interface of the screen was specified by
Bentley's interior design team to ensure its visuals are wholly in keeping with
the classic, handcrafted interior. The 'knurled' switches on the screen for
example, are 'virtual' echoes of the knurled texture of the jewel-like rotary
The latest Continental Flying Spur and Supersports models
also benefit from telephone and music player connectivity, digital television
(where available) and DVD movie playback. Music can be played and controlled
directly from an iPod as well as from a six-disc CD changer, SD card reader or
directly from the car's hard-disc drive, which can store up to 15GB of music.
The new infotainment system is complemented by a new driver information
panel (DIP) located in the main instrument cluster. The new wide-screen DIP
employs TFT technology and enhanced graphics provide the driver with clear and
easily accessible information about a wide range of car systems. These include
the setting of head lamp 'coming home' controls, door locking and mirror
functions while providing significantly improved control of such features as
phone pairing and bluetooth media connectivity.
The new 2012 model year
Continental Flying Spur, Flying Spur Speed and their Series 51 design options,
together with the 2012 Supersports coupe and convertible models go on sale from
Bentley Continental Flying Spur Series 51: Photo Gallery, Review (1/2) and Specifications