|Bentley Kuala Lumpur today presented the new Flying Spur at its sole flagship showroom in Pavilion KL. The new Bentley Flying Spur thus joins the coveted line-up of the Continental GT and Mulsanne at Bentley KL.|
Bentley Flying Spur first premiered at 2013 Geneva Motor show
The 2nd-generation Flying Spur, revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March this year, presents Bentley’s most contemporary and sporty styling cues yet. Sharp feature lines complement muscular rear profile, while LED day-time running lights, dipped headlights and taillights characterize the front and rear profiles. The front fenders feature a striking new wing vent complete with an elegant Bentley “B” motif. Front fascia highlights consist of the upright chrome grille that sits between the pairs of jewel-like LED headlamps, the larger outer lights, full-width lower intake beneath the front grille and a chromed horizontal accent. Additionally, the bonnet and front fenders are constructed in aluminium for that unmistakable Bentley front end with extremely taut shut lines.
From the side, the new door structures are completely redesigned with fewer individual parts for improved quality and refinement. Further weight savings (50 kg lesser than first generation) are achieved through the crafting of the bootlid in a polymer composite material that also integrates the main antennae for the car’s electronic systems. At the rear, a longer and lower boot lid lends a more swept appearance to the side profile. Horizontal single ellipse LED tail lamps combine with a new interpretation of the Bentley “Horse Shoe” feature line, now running the full width of the car and encapsulating a graceful concave section.
The new Bentley Flying Spur is nothing short of breathtaking on the inside too, with its luxurious, spacious cabin that dresses advanced acoustic and electronic technologies in exquisite hand-crafted leather hides and wood veneers. There are 600 new parts, with the exception of the sun visors, grab handles, armrests and some of the front console and controls carried over from the previous generation. Available in both four- and five-seat configurations, the new Flying Spur features redesigned front and rear seats trimmed in natural premium-quality leather. The new seats, with 14-way adjustment, use a softer yet more durable hide unique to Bentley and available in twelve different colors. Every occupant is offered seat heating as well as seat ventilation, while additional stowage sections are incorporated to the rear of the front seats. For the four-seat variant, the center console sweeps from the front to the rear cabin and introduces an additional storage area together with a beautifully crafted stowage case. Ten square meters of natural wood fill up the inside the new Flying Spur, including mirror-polished veneer to the fascia panels, consoles, waistrails and picnic tables. To enhance the “wrap-around” feel of the forward cabin, the veneer of the dashboard meets that of the doors in a perfectly aligned curve, giving the impression of an unbroken arc of wood around the interior. All veneers are hand-crafted in 72 hours by the folks at Crewe, United Kingdom. The car’s list of amenities and conveniences also comprise of rear side blinds and a nine litre bottle cooler.
Class-leading entertainment and information technologies are married with traditional hand-crafted materials and stunning contemporary design to create the ultimate high-luxury sedan cabin. Driver and passengers alike interface with the car and the outside world through touch-screen infotainment, mobile connectivity including Wi-Fi, a Rear Seat Entertainment suite and a new hand-held Touch Screen Remote which allows rear-cabin occupants to control an extensive range of features from the comfort of their seat. An eight-channel, eight-speaker audio system with Balanced Mode Radiators provide high quality sound clarity, with the 1100W Naim for Bentley premium system available as an option.
Powering the new Flying Spur is Bentley’s renowned 6.0-liter, twin turbo W12 engine, coupled to a ZF eight-speed transmission. Developing 616 bhp and 800 Nm of torque, the new Flying Spur features more power than any other Bentley four-door in history. A 14 per cent improvement in the power-to-weight ratio over the outgoing model delivers a breath-taking 0-60 mph (100km/h) time of 4.3 seconds and a top-speed of 200 mph (322 km/h). In the modern Bentley tradition, power is delivered to the road via all-wheel drive with a 40:60 rear-biased torque split for a sure-footed, engaging drive in all road and weather conditions.
Bentley Flying Spur ride dynamics and improved schematics
Road and external noise is minimized to unprecedented levels, thanks to acoustic isolation elements such as lightweight acoustic underfloor panels, improved sealing system for side glazing, acoustic glass front and rear screens, additional insulation for the doors, and an enlarged rear mufflers that reduce exhaust noise by 12 dB at 3000 rev/min. With comfort paramount for the new Flying Spur, a new 19” tyre has been specifically developed, utilizing a 12% relative increase in sidewall height combined with greater vertical compliance to improve impact isolation. During development, 12 different tyre constructions were tested and refined to find the optimum balance between refinement and handling performance.
Handling and ride dynamics are further refined on the new Flying Spur, the elements incorporated are; the independent computer-controlled air suspension, reduced suspension spring rates by 13 percent, anti-roll bars softened by 13 per cent, and the result is 15 per cent lower single wheel impact absorption. Suspension lever bushes all-round are softened by at least 25 per cent for reduced road surface-induced noise and vibration. A damper hydraulic with revised damper electronic control and 4-step suspension are added for much improved ride dynamics.
The dependable multiple-mode Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system is re-calibrated to work in combination with the new chassis specification. The system is calibrated to ensure that the enthusiastic driver is not hindered by stability interventions and, where appropriate through the selection of the ESC Dynamic Mode, the driver can further explore the handling limits of the vehicle whilst still maintaining appropriate levels of stability control.
Customization options for the new Bentley Flying Spur include: a range of seventeen standard exterior paint colors with a new Dark Cashmere shade, an extended range of 100 colors by Damson, Mulliner Driving specification, wood veneers, leather headlining, drilled alloy foot pedals, sports gear lever, jewel filler cap, and 19-inch classic wheels or 20-inch 6-spoke or 21-inch ten-spoke/21-inch 5-spoke wheels.
There are two Bentley Flying Spur options; the W12 and W12 Mulliner, at these prices: RM 1,757,021.00 and RM1,797,621.00, all prices are without insurance.
Swiss Luxury timepiece brand Breitling was on hand to advocate the ‘Breitling for Bentley’ collection at Bentley Kuala Lumpur, in conjunction with the new Flying Spur’s revelation. The Breitling for Bentley collection was spearheaded by the Bentley B06 that depicts stylish aesthestics, combined with an ingenious 30-second chronograph system. Among the Breitling for Bentley collection were; the Bentley B05 Unitime, B04 GMT and selected latest Breitling for Bentley timepieces.
Bentley Flying Spur images