Car Design _ Bentley Continental Flying Spur
Original photo of Bentley Continental Flying Spur
Bentley used to be owned by Rolls-Royce and were more personal and sportier character compare to Rolls Royce.
In 1999, Volks Wagen took over Rolls Royce…..but they failed to purchase RR brand although they took over all the company. That was how VW started to make Bentley instead of RR.
But for VW which is famous massproduction company, the traditional Rolls Royce twin were not their taste.
So, in 2003, they started selling Bentley Continental GT….which share the main components with Volkswagen Phaeton, Then, Continental Flying Spur is 4 door sedan version of Continental GT.
Tell the truth….this design looks “fancy KIA” to me.
Bentley tried to get out of traditional Rolls Royce platform and so as its design. They just tried to be more sporty or something.
What is the problem of this design?
But, to me it is missing the balance a bit around the C pillar which I marked with Red circle. This part is extremely important cor car design.
This is the one I gave some modification by Adobe Photoshop.
Bentley Continental Flying Spur _ Modified design
- I modified the shape of C pillar. I did not touch the roof line…just the shape of rear door. That will make more stayable more luxurious but could be a bit less sporty…
- Another point is Chrome side male.
Side mole is extremely important for car design…but these days lots of designers don’ t know because very few cars have those today.
The original one looks a bit too low and that is making it look taller and heavier. That will work for Rolls Royce….but to me, I prefer to be a bit higher as mime shows.
Bentley is Luxury car and also at the same time, it is sporty too. This way, it will look a bit hard to do….but, no worry, all you have to do is follow the basics of car design.
Always those to I talked has been extremely important and even in 21st century too.