Bentley Motors recently announced details of the world’s most advanced luxury Grand Touring sports sedan – the all-new Flying Spur. Whether driving or being driven, the all-new Flying Spur offers a unique combination of limousine luxury and sports-sedan performance, blending bold new road presence with world-leading interior quality and design, plus cutting-edge customer-focused technology.
Designed, engineered, and handcrafted at the Home of Bentley in Crewe, England, the new Flying Spur showcases Bentley’s unique application of cutting-edge & modern technology, seamlessly integrating the latest British craftsmanship with innovation features. The latest generation of Flying Spur pushes the existing boundaries of refinement and attention to detail to create the finest super-luxury sports sedan ever built.
An All-New Design
The bold exterior design of the Flying Spur is based on a new and modern vision that is unmistakably Bentley. With a wheelbase lengthened by 130mm compared to the second generation model, the new Flying Spur now has an increased road presence and stronger, more muscular lines that sweep the full length of the car.
It has been recreated from the ground up on a wholly new platform. Its sculpted surfaces and beautiful power lines are made possible by the use of aluminium superforming, a process first proven on the new Bentley Continental GT.
Bentley has utilised the latest technologies in aluminium extrusions and castings alongside high-strength steels for the new Flying Spur, offering best-in-class body stiffness to optimise handling and rigidity.
A full size, the glass-to-glass panoramic sunroof can be specified. The front panel tilts and slides rearwards over the top of the fixed back panel. Alcantara blinds deploy electrically and are colour-matched to the 15 interior headlining colours.
The Finest Handcrafted Cabin
The interior of the all-new Flying Spur showcases Bentley’s expertise in creating a modern cabin of unrivalled luxury and innovation. Stylish and unique, it features new, supremely comfortable seats in 15 hide colours, with Bentley’s ‘Wing’ theme across the lower console and fascia.
Sweeping horizontal veneer flows across the dashboard and into the doors, emphasising the spacious width of the cabin. An elegant, floating centre console houses a customisable 12.3-inch HD touchscreen and new Bentley ‘sculptural’ centre vents to the front and rear, housing stowage as well as inductive ‘wireless’ charging and two USB sockets for mobile phones.
The wing-theme graphic continues around the interior of the cabin doors, creating an elegant colour split and seamless link between the front and rear seats. Mood Lighting is newly available as an option, with the choice of seven colours and varying intensities.
Power and Agility Unleashed
The new Bentley Flying Spur is powered by a W12 twin-turbocharged TSI engine that sets a new benchmark in performance, agility and dynamism. The engine is developed and hand-built in Crewe.
The most advanced 12-cylinder engine in the world, the unique ‘W’ configuration means that the engine is considerably shorter than an equivalent V12, benefitting weight distribution and maximizing cabin space.
The Flying Spur’s new powertrain uses the very latest engine management technology, delivering noticeably enhanced performance when compared to the previous generation model. It produces 635 PS (626 bhp) and 900 Nm (664 lb.ft) of torque, accelerating the car to 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).
A more forward front axle position improves weight distribution in the new Flying Spur, enabling improved dynamic precision, handling and balance when coupled with active All-Wheel Drive, All-Wheel Steering and Bentley Dynamic Ride.
The new Flying Spur also sounds as good as it looks, thanks to an adaptive tailpipe control valve with variable position settings. The way exhaust gases flow into the rear half of the system has been tuned to provide a more discreet exhaust note inside the cabin for chauffeur-driven occupants.
The Flying Spur incorporates a class-leading portfolio of intelligent and intuitive equipment tailored to the driver and passengers.
The main 12.3-inch display in the centre dashboard features additional hard keys that complement the easy-to-use touchscreen functions. It offers a host of Driver Assistance Systems, including Traffic Assist, City Assist and Blind Spot Warning. Night Vision and Head-Up Display help the driver focus on the road ahead, while Top View Camera gives an eagle-eyed view of the car and its immediate surroundings, complemented by reverse traffic warning and self-parking features.
LED matrix headlamps allow the driver to maintain the main beam all the time, automatically cutting a hole in the beam around other vehicles to avoid dazzling other drivers.
In the rear, an all-new Touch Screen Remote is made from beautifully-crafted materials. It integrates almost invisibly into the console but is easily removed at the touch of a button for remote use. It allows access to a wide range of applications, including control of all blinds, rear-seat massage function and rear climate control, and can be used to pre-store configurations such as Mood Lighting.
A unique, Naim for Bentley 2,200W, 19-speaker system with Active Bass Transducers built into the front seats is offered for the true audiophile, available with eight sound modes.
— Source: Bentle