Bentley Flying Spur V8 S (2017)
Bentley Flying Spur V8 S
Bentley Flying Spur V8 S is the newest model in the range of Bentley cars, which will also make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. It is positioned between the Flying Spur V8 and the family flagship W12, thus having enough power and performance capabilities, revised suspension and better driving experience. There are also new styling cues unique to this model, such as the black radiator grille and rear diffuser along with a unique grille insert.
Under the hood of this Bentley is the 4.0-litre twin-turbo engine. It produces 528 PS (521 bhp / 388 kW) and compared to its V8 sibling, it offers 21 PS more. Mighty 680 Nm (502 lb-ft) is on offer from 1,700 rpm. This horsepower catapults the Flying Spur V8 S from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds (0-60 mph in 4.6seconds) on its way to a top speed of 306 km/h (190 mph).
Interestingly enough, the Flying Spur V8 S still keeps the fuel economy low. It returns on the combined cycle 10.9 L/100km (25.9 mpg) and CO2 emissions of 254 g/km.
Responsive suspension tuning was also at hand. In fact, the Flying Spur V8 S includes improved handling and body control, while the aluminium double-wishbone front and trapezoidal multi-link rear self-levelling air suspension with continuous damping control ensure the legendary refinement of the car. The Continuous Damping Control (CDC) system was recalibrated, too, as is the Electronic Stability Control.
Just like the Flying Spur V8, the one with added “S” has sporting exterior. The unique for the brand matrix grille is painted in black as standard and together with a Beluga gloss rear diffuser gives the model one-truly magnificent appearance. The latter is further emphasized via the V8 S badging on the rear haunch, V8 S treadplates and 20” open-spoke painted wheels.
Optional dark styling elements are also available and these include: dark-tint lights, black gloss exterior mirror covers and a unique Mulliner Driving Specification 21” black and bright machined six-spoke wheels.
The interior received special treatment too. It features standard piano-black wood veneers and a three-spoke sports steering wheel. There is also a knurled gear lever and gear shift paddles, two-tone seats with a contrasting roof centre bow and headrest stitching.
The luxurious and spacious cabin encases advanced acoustic and electronic technologies. They come in exquisite hand-crafted leather hides and wood veneers. The interior is event given a touch Screen Remote, which is used from the rear centre console and allows control of car’s climate and infotainment systems from the rear seat.
As an option Bentley is also offering Multimedia Specification, which brings an extensive Rear Seat Entertainment system that is available with a WiFi hotspot for connectivity while traveling.
First customer deliveries of Bentley Flying Spur V8 S will begin this summer.