Bentley has begun teasing the arrival of the all-new, third-generation Flying Spur, which is essentially a four-door version of its Continental GT set to debut later this year. Up until now, the Crewe-based carmaker has released a sketch depicting the vehicle’s silhouette, along with a video of the retractable flying B badge in action.

In the case of the sketch, the design of the character lines are highlighted on the car, which also sports a long bonnet and rear overhang, as well as a slight bump around the boot area. These cues are also seen in numerous spyshots of the Flying Spur, with strong ties to the Continental GT from the front. The rest of the vehicle is more evolutionary from the previous generation, but remains stately nonetheless.

Luxury is sometimes defined by finer details, and there should be plenty of that on the new Flying Spur. The deployable badge on the front for instance, appears to have illuminated wings to create more visual presence, along with a central fin running behind it. The interior remains a mystery for now, but expect high levels of craftsmanship to be present.

For engines, the Flying Spur should come with a 6.0 litre twin-turbo W12 engine that is also used in the Continental GT and Bentayga. It is also likely that a lesser V8 model will be offered for those who can’t afford twelve cylinders.

Additionally, development cars also indicate that a plug-in hybrid version of the Flying Spur will be available, which could adapt the same electrified powertrain used in the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid.

GALLERY: Next-gen Bentley Flying Spur spyshots

GALLERY: Next-gen Bentley Flying Spur PHEV spyshots