The clever disguise doesn't stretch to the grille, however, revealing a very Bentley front end. Apart from the famous grille design, the GT W12's 21-inch wheels are also a dead giveaway.
As the Flying Spur shares its platform with the GT, expect to see more of the same: all-wheel drive and the twin-turbo W12 good for 423kW.
Another solid bet would be a new 'entry-level' model with the twin-turbo V8 found in the Continental GT's lower-spec model.
The 373kW, 660Nm V8 features fuel-saving cylinder-blocking. This technology drops four cylinders under light load to act as a V4 and knocks 40% off fuel usage - 10.5l/100km versus 17.1l/100km for the W12.
The eight-speed automatic would also be carried over.
As with the Continental, the V8 Flying Spur would be no slouch, covering the dash to 100km/h in around five seconds and reaching top speeds nearing the GT's 315km/h.
The interior of the spied car was heavily disguised, leading to speculation that the interior has had a thorough redesign, but as with the external disguise, this may just be a spoiling tactic.
The new Flying Spur is expected to begin gracing international roads, and terrifying small hatchbacks, in 2013.
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