Bentley says that the Middle East accounts for 10% of its global sales. So apart from opening up nine new dealerships in Dubai, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Jeddah, Riyadh and Al Khobar, the Flying B has released two special edition Continental Flying Spurs for the region.
They are the Flying Spur Arabia and the Flying Spur Speed Arabia. The standard Arabia is powered by a W12 6.0-litre engine with 546 hp and 637 Nm. It goes from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds creaming off at a top speed of 312 km/h. Not enough? The Speed Arabia gets 600 hp/750 Nm for 0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds and a 322 km/h vmax.
Enhancements include 14-spoke diamond alloys that increase airflow to the brakes for the Arabia and 10 spoke, 20-inch wheels with optional carbon ceramic brakes for the Arabia Speed. Other discerning features that set the Arabia cars apart include a front fender badge, tread plate and ashtray lid badge – all bearing the Arabia signature. Inside, owners will be treated to ventilated seats, veneered picnic tables with vanity mirror and deep pile carpets with hide trimming. Quite thoughtful on Bentley’s part is a valet key, which allows the car to be driven by jockeys without giving access to the boot or glove box.