From the outside, there’s little to distinguish the new Flying Spur V8 from its 6.0 litre, twelve-cylinder W12 sibling. And that’s a good thing, because it’s a handsome design that’s sportier and more imposing than the previous model. Seen in the rear view mirror, a Flying Spur can be identified by Bentley styling cues of mesh matrix grill and twin round headlamps – though unlike the Continental models, the Spur features larger headlamps on the outside to emphasise the car’s assertive stance. Sharp feature lines on the superformed aluminium front wings complement muscular rear haunches, while LED daytime running lights, dipped headlights and taillights feature front and rear.
Unique styling cues for the V8 model include figure-of-eight chromed exhaust finishers and a red enamel centre to the Bentley wings badges. The front bumper grills are finished in black, with a black "wing" insert.
Inside, central infotainment is controlled through a high resolution 8" touch-screen interface with satellite navigation and Bluetooth connectivity, while infotainment features can be controlled by voice activation. An eight-channel, eight-speaker audio system featuring Balanced Mode Radiator technology can play music from an on-board hard drive, CDs, DVDs, SD cards and via an iPod. Wi-fi connectivity is available with the MultiMedia Spec, which also includes a 64GB Connectivity unit.