Touring Superleggera - Bentley
Continental Flying Star
2010 / 2011

Bentley Flying Star

At the 2010 Motor Show of Geneva (Switzerland), Touring Superleggera showed a shooting-brake-version of the Bentley Continental GT.

2010 Flying Star

Touring Superleggera is the rebirth of Carrozzeria Touring, a coachbuilding company that existed from 1928 to 1966.
The last car, that left the original company was a shooting brake, based on a Lamborghini chassis, and was called Flying Star II.
Touring was most famous for their Superleggera bodies, which were fitted on Aston-Martin, Maserati, Ferrari, Alfa-Romeo, Lancia, and some other chassis.

Touring Flying Star

In 2006, the company was refounded, owned by the Zeta Europe Group, which also owns the famous Borrani-Wheel company,
so it's no coincidence that you can find wire-wheels on creations of Carrozzeria Touring.
The first car, created by the new company was a sports-wagon, based on the Maserati Quattroporte, named Maserati Bellagio.

trunk I

Zeta Europe is owned by the D'Ieteren family, a name that is well known in the coachbuilding business.
D'Ieteren, founded in the early 19th century, started to build wheels for carriages,
later, they built carriages, and that was followed by building special bodies for chassis that came from Isotta-Fraschini, and other luxury makes.
Today, they are the importers for all the VW brands (VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Lamborghini) to Belgium,
but they are also in the car-rental business (Avis), and shops for replacing car-windshields (Carglass).
After WWII, they even produced VW, and Studebaker in Belgium.

trunk II

To transform the standard Continental GT into a shooting brake was quite challenging,
and in reality, it's not a Continental GT Coupe that is rebodied.
Carrozzeria Touring starts with a Continental GTC Convertible,
because this model already has some additional reforcements integrated in the bodywork.

Carrozzeria Touring Bentley

The door panels, and the trunk-lid are made out of aluminium.

first Flying Star

At the 2010 Concorso D'Eleganza Villa D'Este, the car was shown, again, now with Borrani-wheels.

first Bentley Flying Star

Touring wants to create a limited series of Flying Stars, not more than 19 cars..., each showing a price tag of about 700,000 Euro!

front I

At the 2011 Motor Show of Geneva, Touring presented the Flying Star, again.

front II

If you have a close look, you can see that it is a different car!
This is the second one.

second Flying Star

Based on the standard GTC, with "only" 570hp, and showing some differences to the first version.

Bentley Continental GT Shooting Brake

In May 2011, I spotted that car on the road, now with standard wheels, not the Borrani-wheels anymore.
(And in my opinion, the Borranis don't look good on this car...)


The interior with red leather...


The exterior color is almost the same, like on the first car, so the interior color will help to identify the car.

Bentley by Toruing Superleggera

The design is phantastic, only car enthusiasts will recognise that this is a special bodied Bentley.

exclusive shooting brake

The rear compartment of the second Flying Star is different, the bottom of the trunk is not one surface, so there is a little more room.

trunk III

At the Geneva Motor Show, Touring showed a feeding-dish, so the buyer perhaps has some dogs to carry in the trunk.


Another car, fourth of the series, was shown at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

The third one is red, and was shown on a photo at the stand. I heard it was sold to the Emirates.

The 2012 showcar is painted in some bluemetallic, the interior also doesn't show any strange color combo,
so it seems the buyer likes understatement...

Time will show, if there will be some additional Shooting Break, based on the Bentley Continental GT.

2010 Geneva Motor Show
2010 Concorso D'Eleganza