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Bentley's 466 kW, 333 km/h Flying Spur Speed has arrived in luxurious style.
BENTLEY'S 466 KW, 333 KM/H FLYING SPUR SPEED HAS ARRIVED IN LUXURIOUS STYLE.
The well-to-do like to go fast too, and there’s only a few ways for these 1%-ers to spend silly money on a creation that offers up the best in automotive luxury coupled to some rather impressive performance. One of these ways is with the offerings from Bentley Motors, everything in their stable features some of the best luxury materials and finishes available on the market. The automaker has a few fast cars under its belt this latest offering is not only a beast of a car, it’s set to be one of the last models from Bentley to make use of their iconic W12 powerplant. The Flying Spur S was the top dog in this performance lineup, but this new model called the Flying Spur Speed eclipses it with a nice bump in power along with some bespoke tech and options.
In this incarnation, the sizeable 4-door saloon features a power output of 466 kW (626 hp) with a healthy 900 Nm of torque from that brilliant 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12, which represents an increase of 83 hp and 130 Nm. Even with such a large car that wears massive 22-inch Bentley Speed wheels, this figure affords the Flying Spur Speed to pick up it’s skirt and dash to 100 km/h in as little as 3.8-seconds and can gallop along to a whopping, and we guess rather uneventful, 333 km/h. This happens in 6th gear, the remaining gears are simply overdrive gears. The massive W12 is mated to an 8-speed ZF dual-clutch transmission that drives all four wheels. Torque is distributed according to the chosen Drive Dynamics Mode. In the modes dubbed Comfort and Bentley, the system sends as much as 480 Nm of torque to the front for improved grip and driveability. In Sport Mode it’s limited to 280 Nm which allows more control in foot-flat conditions. The luxobarge is more nimble than you’d think thanks to that advanced active All-Wheel Drive system and the associated Electric All-Wheel Steering and Bentley Dynamic Ride system. The Flying Spur shares the largest iron brakes for a street car in the world with the Continental GT and they measure a huge 420 mm up front.
The exterior features a dark tint finish on the front grilles, headlights, taillights, along with signature Speed badges on the lower wing. There’s also jewelled fuel and oil filler caps. Bentley’s Styling Specification options that includes a carbon fibre front splitter, side skirts, rear diffuser and subtle boot lid spoiler is also an option if you have spare change after throwing millions of Rands and one. Inside we find Dinamica Pure made from 73% recycled Polyester. Unfortunately for English cows, the Interior colour choice grows from five to 15 leather. The cluster and screens take inspiration from luxury chronographs. Nice.
The new Bentley Flying Spur Speed will soon be seen in collections around the world and on 1st world highways driving around oil tycoons and the like. It's estimated to start retailing in the region of $200 000, and available options will likely see that number rise by a fair amount.
Take a look at the YouTube video showcasing one of the coolest and most luxurious performance cars on the plant, the new Bentley Motors Flying Spur Speed. This will be a must-have for those captains of industry that can afford it: The new Flying Spur Speed |Bentley Motors
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