This week, Bentley announced the newest iteration of the Flying Spur, with a top speed of 200 mph, the new Flying Spur represents the fastest sedan Bentley has ever produced
Using an improved version of the 6.0-liter twin turbo charged W12 that powered the previous generation Flying Spur, the new luxury sedan produces 616 horsepower and 580 lb-ft. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission manufactured by ZF. Like all other Bentley models of late, the Flying Spur employs an all-wheel drive system with a 60:40 torque split biased to the rear wheels. The car is capable of reaching 60 mph in 4.3 seconds.
The interior of the Bentley Flying Spur has been updated to accommodate new technologies. Two 10” monitors are mounted in the headrests of the front seats. In addition to displaying vehicle information, the monitors can play DVDs and can also be connected to iPods, iPads, or computers. The Bentley is capable of producing its own WIFI signal enabling passengers to stay connected to the internet at all times. A touch screen remote control is available that allow rear seat passengers to control most vehicle settings.
Visually, the Bentley Flying Spur has been changed to appear sleeker and more modern. The roofline has been lowered, and the stance of the car has been widened. New LED rear taillights mimic the oval shape of the Bentley’s dual exhaust. The front grill has been widened and a new vent has been added behind the front wheel arches. The interior of the Flying Spur makes use of 32 square feet of wood to accommodate the car’s many veneered surfaces. Quilted leather adorns most other surfaces and is available in 17 colors.
Expect the Flying Spur to make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.