Geneva 2010: Touring Superleggera revives the Shooting brake on a Bentley chassis
The Bentley Continental Flying Star by Touring combines functionality and elegance of the shooting brake body with the driving experience of Bentley.
Bentley supported Touring Superleggera on the development of this special order for a discerning Bentley enthusiast. The project was fully executed in Milan at the Touring Superleggera facilities, joining state-of-the art computer aided body engineering technologies with traditional Italian coach building skills.
There is some unmistakable genetic heritage from the Touring tradition, including a two-volume, two door approach with extended interior space, a timeless feature of Touring’s 1966 Flying Star II prototype.
First time ever in this class and size, the new interior features two completely foldable individual rear seats, which can create a plain loading space over 2 m long.
The Touring Superleggera bodywork is hand crafted with a meticulous eye for quality and detail. It includes steel rear wings, extended roof paneling, aluminum door skins and an all-alloy, electric powered tailgate.
The Bentley Continental Flying Star by Touring inherits the chassis of the Continental GTC. The 6-liter, W12 engine is available either in the 560HP version which delivers 650NM of torque at 1600rpm, or the GTC Speed variant which delivers a massive 750Nm from 610HP.
Discrete braking, cornering and traction functions mesh together to provide precise and immediate driving control under extreme or difficult conditions.
Self-adjusting air springs and electronic dampers operate independently for each wheel. All-wheel drive promotes advanced traction.
The model is CEE homologated according to the new low-volume production directive. Touring Superleggera plans for a limited production up to 20 units, each one featuring unique specifications and details to the owner’s desire.
The Bentley Continental Flying Star by Touring will be shown on March 2nd at 12.30 am on booth 5034 – Hall 5.