Bentley Motors has introduced the latest incarnation of its Flying Spur W12 S, the new four-door Super Luxury with a top speed of more than 321 km/h (200 mph). The new Bentley Flying Spur offers a more sporting experience for owners looking for increased power, torque and responsiveness.
The Flying Spur W12 S features a number of dark styling cues which hint at its new and improved dynamic capabilities. A suite of blackware detailing, including Beluga gloss radiator grille and light surrounds, a rear diffuser and optional carbon fiber.
On the exterior, the Bentley motifs are profound thanks to sharp feature lines that compliment the muscular rear haunches. Meantime, LED daytime running lights, subtle blackware elements and a choice of stylish alloy wheels afford the Flying Spur a modern, contemporary feel. From new gloss-black detailing on the bodywork, to the unique leather stitching, the new exterior and interior styling reflects the more assertive, darker character of the Flying Spur W12 S.
In addition, there is full exterior gloss blackware for the radiator and window surrounds, lights, rear bumper, door handle inserts and headlight washer caps. A new W12 S badge on the D-pillar features a black ‘S’, while the sporting front-bumper design, Beluga gloss rear diffuser and door mirrors, and gloss-black front radiator matrix are adopted from the new Flying Spur V8 S.
The front and rear lights receive a dark tint while a new, lower bumper insert suggests a more assertive driving manner. Furthermore, the wheels offered on the Flying Spur W12 S are 21” 7-spoke with a new gloss-black finish, or a new optional 21” Sports 5-spoke directional wheel finished in either gloss black or a dark tint.
Inside, the Flying Spur W12 S boasts styling cues designed to enhance its sporting luxury aesthetic, with the exquisite handcrafted interior offering a wider palette of colors, a new fascia finish and unique stitching. New standard interior features include a unique black engine-spin finish to the fascia and waistrails (a satin carbon-fiber finish is an option); a W12 S headrest emblem in contrast or blind stitching; W12 S treadplates for the front and rear; a three-spoke Sport Plus steering wheel and knurled gearshift paddles.
A new color split unique to the Flying Spur W12 S model is created using a single-tone interior with accents in one of 17 hide colors, and unique contrast stitching to the diamond quilting, the Sport Plus steering and the interior. Two pertinent on board technologies reserved for the new Flying Spur are made up of the innovative Touch Screen Remote, deployed from the veneered rear center console at the touch of a button, and a WiFi hotspot for connectivity on demand.
In performance, the new Flying Spur W12 S comes with an enhanced power and torque outputs from the mighty 6.0-liter, twin-turbo W12 engine. Through precise calibration and tuning, engine power is increased from 625 PS to 635 PS (626 bhp) and torque from 800 Nm to 820 Nm (605 lb. ft.) for a more dynamic drive. Full torque is available from just 2,000 rpm, making for a totally effortless driving experience.
In modern Bentley tradition, power is delivered to the road via an all-wheel-drive system with a 40:60 rear-biased torque split for a sure-footed, engaging drive in all road and weather conditions.
Complementing these power upgrades, a new responsive suspension tune for the Flying Spur W12 S improves handling and provides even more traction, while optional carbon ceramic brakes are available with red or black painted calipers. Last but not least, the new flagship Flying Spur has specific damper and stability control calibrations for a more involving, agile drive.