By Brian Denton, September 7, 2022
This is the Grand Tourers of all Grand Tourers, the Bentley Flying Spur Speed, a driver-focused version of the Flying Spur luxury performance sedan family. With the W12 engine ceasing production in May this year, the Flying Spur Speed becomes the temporary pinnacle performance model of the Flying Spur range. The Flying Spur Speed sits above the S model and boasts an extra 85 PS and 130 Nm more torque, delivering an improvement of 0.4 secs to 60mph and an increase in top speed up to 207 mph reaffirming its superior position.
With Electronic All Wheel Steering, Torque Vectoring by Brake technology, and Bentley Dynamic Ride as standard, the agility matches the performance of the 626 bhp 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12 engine. The powertrain accelerates the car from 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds (100 km/h in 3.8 seconds), and on to a top speed of 207mph (333 km/h).
The Bentley Flying Spur uses the same 8-speed ZF dual-clutch transmission which improves acceleration, relays quicker gearshifts, and improves fuel economy.
The familiar exterior Speed styling cues are apparent with dark tint finishes to front grilles, headlamps and tail lamps, and signature Speed badges on the lower wing. The Flying Spur Speed also includes jeweled fuel and oil filler caps.
The unique 22” Speed wheel is standard, with finishes including Dark Tint, Gloss Black and silver-painted. A second optional 22” sports design wheel is also available in Gloss Black or Pale Brodgar Satin.
To increase the performance-focused presence even further, Bentley’s Styling Specification (carbon fibre front splitter, side skirts, rear diffuser, and subtle bootlid spoiler) and Blackline Specification remain available as options.
The cabin features a new unique colour way including the use of Dinamica Pure to all of the occupant touch points. Dinamica Pure is made from 73% recycled Polyester.
Interior colour choice increases from five to 15 leather colours with Piano Black veneer as standard, and Crown Cut Walnut, Dark Stained Burr Walnut, or Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus as alternative no-cost options.
Pricing and availability are yet to be revealed.