Bentley Motors has a very small line-up of products, just four in total. Added to that, each has a long lifecycle. So it’s usually a big deal when a new model is announced by Crewe. Today the New Bentley Flying Spur was debuted.
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Large and in charge
Bentleys are typically not for the shy, retiring types and this latest Flying Spur is no different. The overall appearance is best described as bold and muscular. It has grown to the tune of 130 mm within the wheelbase (now up to nearly 3,2 metres), as well as in most other key areas. The new Bentley Flying Spur is just over 5,3 metres long and nearly two metres wide.
Detailing that denotes the Bentley Flying Spur as the epitome of luxury include cut-crystal effect LED matrix headlamps, wrap-around rear lamps with ‘B’ motifs (which you can see in the video below) and 22-inch wheels. A retractable ‘Flying B’ mascot adorns the nose of the new Flying Spur.
Power, and then some
Under that long bonnet is an updated version of the brand’s twin-turbocharged 6,0-litre W12 engine. The direct injection motor delivers a considerable 467 kW with 900 N.m of peak torque in its latest state of tune. Thanks to the W12’s massive power output the 2,3-ton Bentley Flying Spur can sprint from 0-100 km/h in a scarcely believable 3,8 seconds. It has a top speed of 333 km/h.
The hand-built engine is mated with a dual-clutch eight-speed transmission that has a variable torque split. The clutched system delivers drive to the rear axle until wheel slip is detected. At that point, it will automatically send drive to the front axle.
This new model also features electronic all-wheel steering. During low-speed manoeuvres, the system steers the rear wheels in the opposite direction to the front wheels. This virtual shortening of the wheelbase reduces the turning circle for increased agility. During high-speed manoeuvres the rear wheels are steered in the same direction as the fronts to increase stability.
Bentley does luxurious interiors like few other brands. Inside the new Flying Spur buyers can expect handcraftsmanship combined with cutting-edge technologies. Bentley’s new fluted leather seating is offset by a list of single and dual veneer wood options.
An HD digital instrument panel display forms part of the unique rotating centre console. The middle of the dashboard rotates to reveal a 12,3-inch touchscreen, displaying three, customisable digital tiles. The other side of the display reveals three analogue dials showing outside temperature, a compass and a chronometer. Of course, Bentley can completely tailor the cabin to suit a buyer’s specific tastes and preferences.