2010 Geneva Auto Show: Touring Bentley Continental Flying Star
The first of a very limited edition of custom-crafted "shooting brake" conversions, the Touring -- short for the Milan-based Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera -- Bentley Continental Flying Star made its debut in Geneva. Touring plans to build just 20 of these handsome four-passenger two-door hatchbacks. Like this example, all are expected to be based on the current production Continental GTC convertible model.
Extensively revised from the A-pillar back, the Flying Star matches its unique bodywork with suitable structural reinforcements and can be ordered up with either the standard 560-horsepower W12 engine or the more potent 610-horse engine from the Continental Speed GTC. To optimize its functionality, the Flying Star's rear seats fold down and its electrically operated rear hatch opens on to a cargo area capable of swallowing up four golf bags. If you're planning to park one of these elite shooting brake conversions in your garage, be aware that opening bids on the Touring Bentley Continental Flying Star start at just over $800,000.