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Bentley Continental GTC And New Flying Spur Caught Testing Together

Along with a Mercedes S-Class and Mercedes-Maybach.

Last September, the completely redesigned Bentley Continental GT debuted at Frankfurt. Next month at Geneva, the topless variant, the Continental GTC, will have its turn in the spotlight. Our spy photographers have just snapped pictures of the new Continental GTC out doing some final winter testing with hardly any camouflage. This makes sense considering we already know what its coupe counterpart looks like, so imaging it topless really isn’t all that hard.

At the same time, the next-generation Flying Spur was also along for the ride. Unlike the GTC, however, it had a couple of competitor benchmarks trekking along, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the Mercedes-Maybach. The Flying Spur is, more or less, the sedan version of the Continental, so it does make some sense for the GTC to be present as well. Having both the S-Class and the uber luxury Maybach also there are crystal clear indicators regarding Bentley’s intentions with its upcoming new sedan. We believe we can accurately predict that it’ll share the Continental’s 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 engine and eight-speed ZF transmission combo.

In the big coupe, this engine produces a mighty 626 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque, with power being sent to all four wheels. When will the new Flying Spur arrive? We’re not expecting that to happen next month, but Paris the following September is a very real possibility. Remember, Bentley is part of the Volkswagen Group, so setting its sights on two of Daimler's finest and most luxurious big sedans is a must.

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