HOW TO TOUCH THE SKY AND RULE THE GROUND
The Bentley Flying Spur now offers buyers more flexibility, with the introduction of Bentley’s operatic V8 twin-turbo powertrain. The Flying Spur V8* is more characterful, even more driver focused and benefits from increased range between fuel stops and a reduction in CO2 emissions.
The Flying Spur V8 adopts the W12 model’s unmistakably Bentley design, brimming with road presence and adorned with muscular, sweeping lines. As standard, the Flying Spur V8 is equipped with 20-inch, 10-spoke painted alloy wheels, a V8 wing badge and quad exhaust pipes; key visual differentiations to the W12 model. Meanwhile, inside, the Flying Spur V8 is trademark Bentley; stylish, unique and luxurious. It features supremely comfortable seats in five hide colours, with Bentley’s ‘Wing’ theme across the lower console and fascia. For additional choice, the Colour Specification option adds 10 further hide colours and two duo-tone interior configurations.
With a combination of innovative air suspension, hollow anti-roll bars, Bentley Dynamic Ride and all-wheel-steering, the Flying Spur V8 delivers a driving experience that is both sure-footed and thrilling, as well as enormously practical.
*The Flying Spur V8 is available to order in all markets except EU27, UK, Switzerland, Israel, Ukraine, Norway, Turkey, Macau, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, UAE, Thailand or South Korea.
The Flying Spur V8 is 100 kg lighter than the W12, imbuing it with an additional level of agility and responsiveness; it has a personality all of its own. At the heart of the new Flying Spur is Bentley’s 4.0-litre, twin turbocharged V8 engine, producing 550PS (542bhp, 404kW) and delivering 770Nm of torque from less than 2000rpm, making it eminently usable in almost all conditions.
Eight perfectly balanced cylinders give the engine an unmistakable V8 roar, while allowing for a 0-60 mph time of 4.0secs (0-100kph, 4.1 secs) and a top speed of 198 mph (318 kph). To maximise fuel economy, the V8 can shut down four of its eight cylinders under light throttle loads, an imperceptible change to the occupants, which takes place in around 20 milliseconds. With longer driving between fuel stops, estimated at around 400 miles, thanks to this key fuel-saving technology – among other innovations – the Flying Spur V8 is not just ‘the best luxury sedan in the world’, but one of the finest Grand Tourers, too.