The Bentley Flying Spur V8 S has been officially unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2016. The new model fits between the Flying Spur W12 and V8 models providing a middle ground between performance and economy. We took a closer look at the new model on display on the show floor.
The Bentley Flying Spur V8 S gets a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 with 528 hp, an additional 21 hp over the V8 model. Torque is 680 Nm from just 1,700 rpm, allowing a 0 to 100 km/h time of just 4.9 seconds and an eventual top speed of 306 km/h (190 mph). It returns economy figures of 10.9 L/100km (25.9 mpg) and CO2 emissions of 254 g/km.
To differentiate the Bentley Flying Spur V8 S, Bentley offer a unique grille insert with black styling and a beluga gloss rear diffuser. V8 S badges on the rear haunch, V8 S treadplates and 20 inch open-spoke painted wheels are also standard. Optionally, the V8 S can be specced with dark-tint lights at both the front and rear with black gloss exterior mirror covers and a unique Mulliner Driving Specification 21-inch black and bright machined six-spoke wheels.
The Bentley Flying Spur V8 S gets self-levelling air suspension with a re-callibrated Continuous Damping Control system. The V8 S also gets optional carbon ceramic brakes with red or black painted calipers. Bentley have also debuted some new 2016 options including a semi-aniline hide option, straight-fluting on leather seats and a Mulliner Driving Specification with small-diamond quilting pattern.
The Bentley Flying Spur V8 S will be made available to customers from the summer. For full details, take a look at our earlier Bentley Flying Spur V8 S article. For all the latest news, check out our dedicated Geneva Motor Show 2016 news channel.