Bentley has unveiled two new Continental models for the Middle East market that will form the ‘Arabia’ range.
Only 50 units each will be made of the Continental Flying Spur Arabia and the Continental Flying Spur Speed Arabia.
Both cars boast a range of additional extras over the standard cars, mainly focused on the visual elements of the car. They are distinguished by exterior and interior ‘Arabia’ motifs that appear on the front bumper, the tread plate and ashtray lid badge.
The Flying Spur comes with 14-spoke diamond alloy wheels and the Flying Spur Speed has bright silver, 10-spoke, 20-inch wheels. Both wheel choices are compatible with the optional carbon ceramic brakes.
Inside, there are ventilated fluted seats, veneered picnic tables with inset vanity mirrors to the rear of the front seats and deep-pile carpet mats with hide trimming.
The Flying Spur Speed comes with a more powerful 600bhp version of Bentley’s W12 engine, which also puts out 553lb ft of torque. This allows it to achieve a top speed of 200mph and a 0-62mph time of 4.8 seconds.
The Flying Spur is powered by a 552bhp version of the W12 engine and has a top speed of 194mph, getting from 0-62mph in 4.9sec.
Other options include Adaptive Cruise Control with ‘follow to stop feature’, a rear-view camera and privacy phone handsets in both the front and rear of the car. An additional valet key that allows the car to be driven without giving access to the boot or glovebox is offered, providing secure storage of personal belongings when using valet parking services.
The Middle East market now represents 10 per cent of Bentley retail sales globally and has doubled its contribution to worldwide sales over the last five years.
Bentley now has nine dealers in the Middle East including Dubai, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Oman, Jeddah, Riyadh, Al Khobar as well as the state of Kuwait and Bahrain. The special edition cars are built at Bentley’s Crewe headquarters.