Redefining the benchmark for luxury performance
The previously teased Bentley Flying Spur has just been previewed online and is set to celebrate its global debut at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show. This new luxury performance sedan from Bentley is the carmaker's most powerful four-door vehicle yet.
Photos of the Flying Spur shows a combination of traditional Bentley styling with sporty styling cues. The headlights and taillights gives it the characteristic Bentley treatment together with the new LED daytime running lights. The interior of the Flying Spur remains luxurious with the use of handcrafted leather hides and wood veneers mixed with modern day necessities like a spacious cabin with premium acoustic and infotainment system.
Powering the new Flying Spur is the car maker's 6.0-liter, twin turbo W12 engine, coupled to a ZF quick-shift eight-speed transmission that delivers 616 bhp and 800 Nm of torque to all four wheels via a 40:60 rear biased torque split making it the most powerful four-door Bentley. Despite all these improvements, the Flying Spur's power to weight ratio have improved by 14% that results to a 0-100 km/h time of 4.3 seconds and a top-speed of 322 km/h.
“Bentley’s new Flying Spur is the ultimate luxury performance sedan. Our engineers have worked tirelessly to ensure that the Flying Spur is the perfect combination of power, comfort, refinement and hand-crafted quality. Fitted with the very latest technology, the new Flying Spur is equipped both for business and relaxation whilst remaining a car to enjoy from behind the wheel.” comments Dr Wolfgang Schreiber, Bentley Chairman and Chief Executive