2019 Bentley Flying Spur spied in greater detail

The next-generation Bentley Flying Spur has been spied in its production-ready body for a second time, with the sedan undergoing warm weather testing in southern Europe.
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While the original set of photos were taken by a fan of our spy agency, these pictures were taken by one of the agency's professional photographers.

The pictures seen here are not only clearer, but give us a full look at the car's front end.

As with the prototype spied back in June, Bentley's disguise team has fitted this car with false body panels to camouflage the final product's surfacing and details. There's also a set of headlight and tail-light stickers concealing the true shape of the car's lighting units.

The current Flying Spur has an all-wheel drive platform shared with the now-defunct Volkswagen Phaeton, with its W12 and V8 engines hanging over (or in front of, in some cases) the front axle.

As this prototype's proportions show, the new car is based on the rear- and all-wheel drive MSB architecture developed by Porsche.

Indeed, early mules of the new Flying Spur used chopped up and stretched bodies borrowed from the latest Porsche Panamera.

Expected to use a mixture of high-strength steel, aluminium and other lightweight components, the new sedan should weigh less than the 2475kg colossus available today.

It's likely the new Flying Spur will be available exclusively with a development of the company's 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine. V8 options are also almost certain to follow down the track.

Rumours indicate the next-generation Flying Spur will make its debut towards the end of 2018 or the beginning of 2019.