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Bentley of Arabia

Edward Green |
A unique market deserves a unique product. Bentley knows that business rule and it made a special edition for the Middle East: The Continental Flying Spur Arabia.

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Bentley Motors has unveiled two unique Continental models, which have been engineered and designed exclusively for the Middle East market. These special edition cars have been created at Bentley's Crewe headquarters with both models offering a range of features developed specially for Arabic customers.

The Continental Flying Spur Arabia and the Continental Flying Spur Speed Arabia retain all the luxury and performance of the Flying Spur and Spur Speed but with a range of additional exterior and interior features to create the ultimate in distinguished, elegant driving developed for the Arabic market. Both cars are distinguished by subtle exterior and interior "Arabia" motifs.

The class-leading performance of the W12, 6-litre engine is in no way diminished. The Flying Spur Arabia is capable of achieving a potential top speed of 312 km/h and a 0-100 km/h sprint time of just 4.9 seconds. The Flying Spur Speed Arabia offers a more powerful 600 bhp version of Bentley's W12 with 750 Nm of torque. Unique wheels are also offered on both models.

The Continental Flying Spur Arabia is designed with an elegant 14-spoke diamond alloy wheel, which has incredible strength through a small surface area and allows the best possible flow of air to the brake discs. For the Continental Flying Spur Speed Arabia, vibrant and sporty, bright silver, 10-spoke, 20-inch wheels are included, and are also compatible with optional carbon ceramic brakes.

Bentley's ability to add extra, well-executed touches of luxury can be found in the ventilated seats that effectively cool and warm the body, helping driver and passengers always to stay comfortable. The craftsmanship features which are synonymous with the Bentley name also include veneered picnic tables to the rear of front seats inset with vanity mirrors, chrome inlay strips to the door waistrails and deep-pile carpet mats with hide trimming.

For convenience, an additional valet key is offered with limited functionality that allows the car to be driven without giving access to the boot or glove box. This provides secure storage of personal belongings when using valet parking services. Further options that offer the luxury and refinement to the customer include Adaptive Cruise Control with "follow to stop feature", a rear-view camera, the iPod interface linked to the infotainment system and privacy phone handsets in the front and rear of the car.


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