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Flying Spur adds some ‘Speed’

Riley Riley

Say hello to Bentley’s latest Flying Spur Speed.

The launch of the Flying Spur Speed completes the model range and mirrors the existing Continental GT and Bentayga range.

Speed is the pinnacle performance model and together with Flying Spur Mulliner, is the only choice if one wants a W12-powered car — as the standard Flying Spur W12 ceased production in May.

The powertrain produces 467kW and 900Nm of torque, with the dash from 0-100km/h taking 3.8 seconds.

Top speed is 333 km/h.

The Flying Spur uses the same 8-speed ZF dual-clutch transmission as the Continental GT for smooth and refined acceleration, quicker gearshifts and improved fuel economy.

It features Electronic All Wheel Steering, Torque Vectoring by Brake technology and Bentley Dynamic Ride as standard.

Electronic All-Wheel Steering enhances both stability at highway speeds and manoeuvrability around town.

During low-speed manoeuvres, the system steers the rear wheels in the opposite direction to the front wheels.

This has the effect of shortening the wheelbase, reducing the turning circle, increasing agility and making parking noticeably easier.

During high-speed manoeuvres, the system steers the rear wheels in the same direction as the front wheels, increasing stability and making overtaking and lane-changes more assured.

The familiar exterior Speed styling cues are apparent with dark tint finishes for front grilles, headlights and tail lights, and signature Speed badges on the lower wing.

The unique 22-inch Speed wheel is standard, with finishes including Dark Tint, Gloss Black and silver-painted.

A second optional design is also available in Gloss Black or Pale Brodgar Satin.

Flying Spur Speed also includes jewelled fuel and oil filler caps.

To increase the performance-focused presence even further, Bentley’s Styling Specification (carbon fibre front splitter, side skirts, rear diffuser and subtle boot lid spoiler) and Blackline Specification remain available as options.

Inside the cabin there is a new unique colour way including the use of Dinamica to all of the occupant touch points.

Bentley uses Dinamica Pure – the difference over regular Dinamica specifically, is that it is made from 73 per cent 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.

In the driver’s information panel, new performance infotainment graphics can be seen, taking inspiration from luxury chronographs.

The luxury theme continues with front and rear seat comfort specification as standard, including 24-way adjustment for the front seats and 14-way adjustment for the rear seats.

All seats include heating, ventilation, massage and two memory positions.

The cabin also includes sports pedals, Speed fascia badges and emblems and illuminated Speed inner and outer treadplates.

With the Blackline Specification, most of the brightwork on the exterior of the car is replaced with Blackware, helping to create an even more powerful road presence.

This includes the iconic Flying B mascot, radiator vanes, matrix grilles, side window surrounds, and lower door and rear bumper blades.

The front and rear light bezels, door handles, wing vents and the exhaust outlets also receive the same distinguished, darkened treatment.


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