…”Big Ben” with an adrenalin rush
Kourosh Mansory has done it again! Look at the Mansory magic that transformed one of the world’s most elegant four-door saloons into an automotive work of art. The transformation of the 2014 Bentley Flying Spur is spectacular; it is very pleasing to the eye. Its chrome brown and carbon look is 21st century inspired. The Mansory magic takes the already potent twin-turbocharged W12 engine’s 625 hp and turns it into a fire-breathing Spur at 900 hp packing a prolific punch with an astounding 1,100 Nm of peak torque…it is electronically limited to protect the powertrain –
Carbon-fibre is the material chosen for the bodywork. It is ultra-light weight yet extremely strong. Mansory is a leader in the industry with their patented autoclave process. Carbon-fibre is so strong, supercar manufacturers shape the entire monocoque from it. High-strength-to-weight carbon-fibre is used when rigidity is required. The aerospace industry was among the first to use this process. Increasing energy costs inspired the auto industry to adopt these space-aged principles and techniques.
Mansory takes the process to superlative for the coachwork of the Bentley Flying Spur. Carbon-Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP), Carbon-Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CRP), and Carbon-Fibre Reinforced Thermoplastic (CFRTP), all play a key role for the Flying Spur’s transformation. It is the medium chosen because of its tensile strength and durability. The strength is twofold; the matrix and its reinforcement.
The matrix is usually a polymer resin such as epoxy to bind the reinforcements together. The reinforcement allows strength & rigidity needed for automobile structure. The Flying Spur is lighter giving it an excellent power-to-weight ratio. Cranking 900 horses, aerodynamic design, and light-weight construction makes the 2014 Bentley Flying Spur indeed worthy of its winged “Spurs”…thanks to Kourosh Mansory…
Kourosh Mansory had fun tweaking the standard alloy 6-litre 48-valve four-cam twin-turbocharged W12 engine. The basic powerplant produces 625 hp @ 6,000 rpm with 800 Nm of peak torque.
Mansory increased the horsepower to 900 by optimizing the turbocharger and engine characteristics; and an exhaust system capable of accommodating the upgrades in power. Torque is increased to 1,100 Nm. It is unusually spirited and is at Autobahn road speed from a standing start in a mere 12.2 seconds. This is a prime example of the dedication, experience, and engineering prowess from the Bavarian town of Brand, in Germany.
A slightly tame version of this extreme brute is the W13 engine which produces 745 hp with 950 Nm of peak torque. With either version, a totally unique driving experience is just the tap of the accelerator pedal away…
“Big Ben” received aggressive front end re-working. The carbon-fibre in this car’s bodywork is a knock-out! Its distinctive upper and lower grille work is cast in an elegant chrome mesh. Bi-xenon projector headlamps with LED halo are set into gracefully beveled front wings. Its custom-crafted bonnet is integrated into the architecture with a contrast. The front apron has separately integrated LED’s. This Bentley Flying Spur is the epitome of Kourosh Mansory distinction.
The Mansory Flying Spur is shockingly elegant with a poised dignity that is 100% Bentley. The Mansory Flying Spur is finished in a beautiful tri-tone. Chrome, brown and carbon-work is displayed proudly. The bodyshell and its carbon-fibre construction is highlighted with redesigned sideskirts to give the impression of a much longer vehicle. The Flying Spur’s ride height can be lowered via sophisticated electronic air suspension.
The giant 22” wheels reduce the vehicle’s unsprung weight by 40%. They are crafted by a more complex than normal forging process. This gives the aluminium alloy reinforcement that guarantee safety, durability, as well as elegance. The Mansory Flying Spur rolls with 295/30 Vredestein tires for impressive traction and road-holding abilities.
The stunning rear end styling is augmented by a carbon-fibre diffuser. The rear skirt has been redesigned incorporating unique stainless-steel chromed exhaust ports. They not only make a performance statement…they are tuned to a “throaty” growl alerting one to the fact this is no ordinary Bentley. The holographic taillamps add to the dramatic ensemble. Kourosh Mansory retained the Bentley distinction and then crafted an automotive masterwork.
Kourosh Mansory didn’t stint on its cabin. This elegant version has harmonious tones which represent the traditional class of Bentley. The finest natural grain Nappa leather with Alcantara creates an atmosphere of individuality. Carbon-fibre accents augment the sporting nature of the vehicle’s transformation. Illuminated stainless-steel door sill plates introduce this as a limited edition of sheer distinction. Polished aluminium foot pedals, floor mats, and footrests with leather piping are among the Mansory Flying Spur’s signature features.
Options include multi-media and communication systems. Wi-Fi headsets, 9.5” touch screen rear-seat monitors, and a computer system with on-board hard drive, are among the electronics. Lighted folding rear-seat work stations, a power curtain system for privacy, and an integrated refrigerator are just a few of the myriad amenities available to create a bespoke experience.
Mansory – the ultimate German Tuner – has carved an indelible niche in the art of modifying ultra-luxury and supercars. Kourosh Mansory has been fine-tuning automobiles since 1989. His favorites include Rolls Royce, Bentley, Aston Martin, and Ferrari. He doesn’t stop there, he works his eloquence on other fine automobiles as well. His dedication, skill, and attention to detail are evident in this limited edition Bentley. Harmonically designed aerodynamic programs, ultra-light aluminium rims, and powerful engine performance enhancements are all hallmarks of this eminent coachbuilder and tuner.
Here’s another one of Mansory’s masterpieces. It is the Bentley Flying Spur Speed. A Bentley is a motorcar of distinction. Mansory never interferes with the integrity of a car’s identity…he just builds upon it to create a unique expression. I like his avant-garde style. It’s understated yet dramatic.
Modifying British ultra-luxury brands is a passion for Kourosh Mansory. The unique understated luxury of the 2014 Bentley Flying Spur proves the fact. Its elegant refinement augments the Bentley’s exclusivity and supremacy…escalating it to the absolute pinnacle of luxury motoring. Kourosh never stops with just a teak at the cosmetics…he knows that beauty is only skin-deep – but performance is the goal. He transforms the already potent Bentley Flying Spur saloon into a fire-breathing luxury saloon. This is why Kourosh Mansory is among the world’s most revered tuners. NotoriousLuxury salutes Kourosh Mansory…long may he tune!
The Mansory Flying Spur Speed