New Delhi: Bentley has revealed the new Flying Spur Speed as a more performance-focused version of the automaker’s luxury sedan. It sits above the V8-powered Flying Spur and is a direct replacement for the standard W12-powered Flying Spur, which was discontinued in May.
It also marks the return of the Speed brand to the Flying Spur range after skipping an entire generation. It features cosmetic and mechanical modifications that distinguish it from the regular model.
Bentley Flying Spur Speed: Exterior and Interior
On the outside, the Flying Spur Speed has similar styling cues to those found on the automaker’s other Speed models. Its front fascia, headlights, taillights and 22-inch wheels all feature a dark tint. Bentley also says the fuel and oil caps are now “bejeweled”.
To reduce weight and improve aerodynamics, buyers can fit the styling spec, which adds a carbon fiber front splitter, boot lid spoiler, rear diffuser and side skirts.
Inside, the Speed is equipped with Dinamica fabric and the dashboard now has modified graphics. The cabin also features sportier-looking pedals, Speed lettering on the seats and illuminated door sills.
Bentley Flying Spur Speed: mechanical details
The Flying Spur Speed is powered by a 6.0-liter W12 engine with 635 horsepower and 900 Nm of torque. Bentley says it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and can go up to 333 km/h.
Power is routed through the ZF eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission also used in the Bentley Continental GT and delivered primarily to the rear axle. Active four-wheel drive means power is sent to the front wheels when needed.
Other systems included as standard include electronic all-wheel steering, the Bentley Dynamic Driving System and torque vectoring, all of which help improve handling and improve agility.
Stopping power is provided by the same 420mm diameter iron brakes as on the Continental GT – the largest fitted to a production car in the world.
The unveiling of the Flying Spur Speed completes the Flying Spur model range and now mirrors the existing Continental GT.