It is a natural progression really, Bentley will be adding the new V8 to the Bentley Flying Spur range for the Geneva Motor Show 2014. The 2015 Bentley Flying Spur V8 will join the range as the entry level model. It is essentially the next step up from the premium sedan.
The 2015 Bentley Flying Spur V8 shares the same 4.0 litre V8 engine with the Bentley Continental GT V8. The twin-turbo powerplant develops 507 hp together with 660 Nm of torque. The powerplant is enough to propel the Flying Spur V8 from 0-100 km/h in 5.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 295 km/).
Bentley have given the 2015 Bentley Flying Spur V8 an impressive fuel range of 840 km. These fantastic figures are achieved thanks to the engine efficiency, cylinder deactivation, intelligent thermal management and electrical recuperation.
The 2015 Bentley Flying Spur V8 gets a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission identical to the W12 model with a continuous all-wheel drive system and independent computer-controlled air suspension.
Subtle styling differentiates the Flying Spur V8 from the W12 with figure of eight chromed exhaust tips, a Bentley winged badge with a red centre and a front bumper grille finished in black with a black “wing” insert. The styling cues are essentially the same as the Bentley Continental GT V8 then. As standard, the V8 gets 19 inch Classic alloy wheels in a painted finish.
The 2015 Bentley Flying Spur V8 comes with a suite of on-board technology including an innovative Touch Screen Remote, deployed from the veneered rear centre console at the touch of a button and an optional Multimedia Specification which adds a Rear Seat Entertainment system.
The 2015 Bentley Flying Spur V8 gets a monotone interior colour split, Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus wood veneer, a single-piece three-person rear seat, a single front armrest and a choice of seven exterior paints and four interior colours.
As an option, customers can order the Mulliner Driving Specification to their cars. The 2015 Bentley Flying Spur V8 Mulliner adds diamond quilting, a knurled gear lever, drilled alloy pedals, an indented leather headlining, “Jewel” fuel and oil filler caps and embroidered Bentley wings to all headrests.
With the Mulliner option, 20-inch five-spoke painted alloy wheels are fitted as standard, as is the 4+1 rear seat system including fully adjustable seats with lumbar support and seat heating. The standard veneer range is also extended to include luxurious Dark Stained Burr Walnut and Piano Black finishes, while the full range of 17 hide colours and four additional colour splits is available.
Customer deliveries of the new Flying Spur V8 will commence in the spring.