The Flying Spur offers an accomplished balance of luxurious comfort and thrilling performance, driven by either a 4.0 litre V8 engine or a 2.9 litre V6 hybrid powertrain.
The Flying Spur is, in many ways, the quintessential British luxury sedan. Yet this is a luxury sedan built by Bentley, which means much more. It means exhilarating performance with effortless power. It means unrivalled British hand craftsmanship. And it means truly stunning design, inside and out.
Available with a twin-turbocharged 4.0 litre Bentley V8 engine or a 2.9 litre V6 Bentley hybrid, it has the capability to exhilarate, the moment you put your foot down. With a choice of driving modes, it delivers a unique experience, whether you sit behind the front seats or behind the wheel.
PREPARE FOR EXHILARATION
Choose the twin-turbocharged 4.0 litre V8 engine and you can expect levels of performance that are almost unheard of in the luxury sedan world. With a power output of 542 bhp and the ability to produce 770 Nm of torque, it can propel you from zero to 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds and on to 198 mph – all to the soundtrack of its rich V8 exhaust note. Three driving modes allow you to adjust the experience between Comfort and Sport, while Bentley mode delivers the optimum balance between the two. A fourth mode, Custom, allows you to adjust the settings to your own personal preference.
For those seeking a more efficient option, the 2.9 litre V6 hybrid delivers the sense of limitless power for which Bentley is renowned – combined with the ability to drive in cities with strict emissions regulations. Together with a powerful 100 kW electric motor, the engine can power the car to a top speed of 177 mph – and thanks to the instant torque provided by its electric motor, it can reach 60 mph from a standing start in 4.1 seconds. It can even drive at speeds of up to 87 mph on electric power alone.
The Flying Spur is instantly recognisable as a handcrafted car, from its cut crystal-style jewelled headlamps to the polished chrome quad oval tailpipe finishers at the rear.
You can choose from seven standard exterior paint colours or the optional extended range, plus satin and pearlescent finishes from Mulliner. In all, that gives you over 80 colours to choose from. Your selection can then be complemented by your chosen finish for the exterior detailing. Chrome is standard, while the Blackline Specification turns everything black. 20" five twin-spoke alloy wheels feature a silver-painted finish, while the Hybrid car also displays a Hybrid badge on the front wing and Hybrid treadplates.
Inside, there is a choice of five standard hide interior colours. Crown Cut Walnut veneers are fitted as standard, with a range of further finishes available as options.
A DIGITAL EXPERIENCE
The car features Apple CarPlay* and a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot. Passengers in the rear can control features from the audio system to the heating and ventilation using the wireless Touchscreen Remote (TSR). And with the optional Bentley Rear Entertainment system, they can stream video, games and music from their mobile devices to 10.1” touchscreens affixed to the front seats.
The hybrid offers an intelligent navigation system – a feature unique among luxury hybrid cars – with Predictive E-Mode, enabling it to automatically choose which of the car’s three modes – EV, Hybrid or Hold – to employ at any point in a journey, to maximise efficiency.
*Apple CarPlay is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.
CONFIGURE YOUR PERFECT CAR
As with any Bentley, the opportunity to personalise the Flying Spur is enormous.
There are numerous wheels to choose from, which can be accompanied by red or black brake callipers. For a darker edge, the Blackline Specification takes all the brightware – the polished metal detailing on the outside of the car – and turns it black.
Inside, select the Colour Specification and the colours of the hides and stitching are yours to choose. Veneer options include high gloss woods, dual veneers that combine panels of two different wood finishes, separated by a thin pinstripe of chrome, and other woods treated with a more minimalist open-pore effect.
There is a wealth of optional interior equipment on offer, not least a choice of three different audio systems. Bentley Signature Audio is fitted as standard, with the 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen for Bentley and the 20-speaker Naim for Bentley available as options.
Even the chassis technology is subject to your preferences, with Bentley Dynamic Ride available for the V8. An innovative electric anti-roll system, it helps the car maintain stability when cornering, without compromising ride comfort when travelling on straight roads.
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