The official details of the new Bentley Flying Spur are now with us. Just like its predecesor, the new Bentley Flying Spur brings more comfort and refinement and is Bentley’s mid-range luxury sedan with unrivalled performance. It comes with sleek and elegant new styling featuring contemporary cabin design with traditional hand-crafted luxury. It will make its global debut at Geneva Motor Show 2013.
The new Bentley Continental Flying Spur will be powered by a 6.0-litre, twin turbo W12 engine, coupled to a ZF eight-speed transmission. Developing 625hp (616bhp) and 800Nm of torque, the new Flying Spur features more power than any other Bentley four-door in history. A 14 per cent improvement in the power-to-weight ratio over the outgoing model delivers a breath-taking 0-60 mph time of 4.3 seconds and a top-speed of 200 mph (322 km/h).
In the modern Bentley tradition, power is delivered to the road via all-wheel drive with a 40:60 rear-biased torque split for a sure-footed, engaging drive in all road and weather conditions. The exterior is exquisite, a lower roof line, deeply sculpted panels, precise feature lines and a muscular rear haunch give the Flying Spur a more aggressive stance and a powerfully dynamic profile. You also find the front fenders with a striking new wing vent complete with an elegant Bentley “B” motif.
To ensure weight is kept to a minimum, the bonnet and front fenders are constructed from aluminum, with the fenders shaped using the aerospace-industry super forming technique; it’s now 50kg lighter than the predecessor.
Bentley does not compromise on the interior either as it added 600 new parts, with only the sun visors, grab handles, armrests and some of the front console and controls carried over from the previous generation. It’s available in both four- and five-seat configurations where the seats have 14-way adjustment including memory and lumbar functions. Every occupant is offered seat heating as well as seat ventilation; they come in 12 different colors.
Wood finishing in the interior is highly utilized where ten square meters of sustainably sourced natural wood was used in each car. The roof lining and pillars are also trimmed in natural leather. Layers of supple foam are applied to all tactile surfaces beneath the hide. It has electrically-operated rear side blinds, fitted as standard, permit privacy for rear-seat passengers if desired. Customers may also specify an optional glass sunroof at no additional cost. Behind the central rear armrest, a nine-liter bottle cooler can be specified to keep drinks perfectly chilled.
The multimedia in the cabin highlights an eight-channel, eight-speaker audio system featuring Balanced Mode Radiator technology for optimum sound clarity and frequency range can play music from an on-board hard drive, CDs, DVDs, SD cards and via an iPod. The Naim for Bentley Premium Audio System has redesigned separate subwoofers for improved bass extension and 1100 Watts of power. The 8 inch screen allows you to access the satellite navigation system and Bluetooth connectivity.
To ensure customer specification is met, the new Bentley Continental Flying Spur is offered in a range of seventeen standard exterior paint colors that include Dark Cashmere, a sophisticated and contemporary addition to the Bentley palette. The extended paint range of over 100 colors is joined by Damson, a rich hue inspired by the extremely rare purple diamond, and one that is complemented by an optional matching hide color.
Finally, the new Bentley Continental Flying Spur is offered in new 19-inch Classic wheel is fitted exclusively to the new Flying Spur, either bright-painted or with a diamond turned finish. The new design consolidates a wider range of 20-inch five-spoke, 21-inch six-spoke and 21-inch ten-spoke wheels available as cost options.