Production of the coach-built Bentley Continental Flying Star will be increased
14 January 2011

Touring Superleggera plans to increase production of its Bentley Continental Flying Star after investing in extra tooling, technology and members of its workforce.

The investment means that five cars can now be built in parallel with a six-month delivery term still in place.

See the official pics of the Touring Superleggera Continental Flying Star

Loosely based on the Continental GTC chassis and introduced at the Geneva motor show last year, all Flying Stars will be manufactured to personal specifications and will feature power outputs ranging from 552bhp to 621bhp, courtesy of Bentley’s 6.0-litre W12 engine.

Read about the Bentley Continental Flying Star by Touring at the Geneva motor show

The concept of the luxury tourer combines a two-door, high-performance sports car with a wide, accessible luggage compartment, which now opens faster and wider, using directly driven gears.

According to Touring, 4000 hours of handwork go into each model to create something that "combines elegance with sportiness" and is "timeless and perfectly in line with the Touring heritage".

The company has recently completed the production of its third car and the model will make its first appearance at the Qatar motor show from 25 to 29 January. Only 19 examples are currently planned for production.

See all the latest Bentley reviews, news and video

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Genesis G70
    First Drive
    22 September 2017
    Based on the Kia Stinger, Genesis' new G70 saloon shows plenty of promising signs that it could be a hit in Europe
  • Lamborghini Aventador S
    First Drive
    22 September 2017
    Still visceral and dramatic as ever, but does the vast number of mechanical changes and tweaks help make the Lamborghini Aventador S more engaging?
  • Renault Koleos
    Car review
    22 September 2017
    Renault’s new crossover sees the Koleos name return, attached to an SUV of a quite different stripe
  • Nissan X-Trail
    First Drive
    21 September 2017
    On our first chance to get the facelifted Nissan X-Trail on UK roads, the petrol proves a viable alternative, although for outright pulling power the 2.0 dCi is the better bet
  • Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2.2d 210
    First Drive
    21 September 2017
    Most powerful diesel version of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is swift and more frugal than its closest rivals, but makes less sense than the range-topping petrol version