A PERFECTLY BALANCED DRIVE
The most advanced Flying Spur ever built, the Flying Spur Hybrid is a showcase of Bentley technology and a real step forward in luxury hybrid cars. Its combination of petrol and electric power means it can offer three driving modes. EV Drive mode allows you to make short journeys on electric power alone. Hybrid mode enables the car to toggle between the petrol engine and electric power, to make your journey as simple as possible. In this mode, the car’s smart navigation system can run in Predictive E-Mode. This does more than simply set out the most direct route. It autonomously adjusts the balance between petrol and electric power throughout your journey, to minimise emissions. It looks at route distance, battery levels, speed limits, number of junctions and likely levels of traffic congestion, then works out which parts of the journey should be powered by the engine and which can rely on the electric motor. The third option is Hold mode, which strikes a different balance. Here, the car relies mainly on its petrol engine with some electric propulsion, balanced by regenerative braking to recoup battery power for when you really need it.