The new Bentley Flying Spur V8 brings together athleticism, exquisite craftsmanship and a suite of innovative technologies while preserving its timeless design.
This grand tourer is enhanced by an agile and lively 4.0-litre V8 twin-turbocharged engine, producing a powerful 542 bhp and maximum torque of 770 Nm. Accelerating from 0-100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds, it has a top speed of 318 km/h through the 8-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Combining sportiness and sophistication, the new Flying Spur V8 offers a unique driving experience for car enthusiasts seeking an extraordinary performance.
Special Features of the Bentley Flying Spur V8
Electric 14-Way Rear Seats
The rear seats feature an electric 14-way adjustment and heating, ventilation, massage, and two memory functions for improved comfort that you can alter electrically.
Three people can comfortably occupy the rear seats, but when there are only two rear passengers, the centre headrest can be stowed, enhancing driver visibility.
You can also fold down the central armrest for additional serenity.
Quad Oval Exhaust Finishers
With a commanding stance that extends on its rear profile, the new Flying Spur V8 comes equipped with two large quad oval exhaust finishers.
The oval shape of the tips ensures that the audible turbo flutter sound and the distinct snap crackle complement the powerful performance of this luxury sedan.
22-inch Ten Twin Spoke Wheels
Adding to the striking characteristic of the new Flying Spur V8, these 22-inch ten twin-spoke wheels complete the sporty image of this grand tourer.
These bright machined wheels add to the overall styling and driving performance of the Flying Spur V8.
Panoramic Glass Tilt and Sunroof
Completing the comfortable and stylish driving experience, the glass tilt and sunroof adds pure relaxation with more light and fresh air entering the cabin.
It also complements the combination of contemporary design and excellent craftsmanship of the Bentley Flying Spur V8 interior.
Three Chamber Air Suspension
The three-chamber air suspension comes with continuous damping control, which resolves the conflict between driving safety and rides comfort by precisely adjusting the damper.
Whether fully loaded or only with the driver, the CDC system adjusts the optimal damping wheel individually based on the driving situation.
High-resolution Capacitive Touchscreen Display
The interior has a driver-focused layout packed with a myriad of intelligent technology that provides access to infotainment, navigation, and vehicle controls.
Its central attraction is the 12.3-inch HD capacitive touchscreen display complete with refined touch sensitivity and added functionality.
Interior of the Bentley Flying Spur V8
Luxury At Its Finest
Inside you’ll be able to recognise a spacious interior that surrounds you in a combination of fine materials and craftsmanship.
The new floating console unites all of the intricate details from the elegant lines that run from the Bentley wings-inspired dashboard and the beautifully polished veneers in fine Piano Black Walnut to the luxurious three-dimensional leather panels on both front and rear doors.
Multi-zone Automatic Climate Control
With its independent temperature control in both the front and rear seats, the automatic climate control allows you to configure your most frequently used cabin temperature setting.
It replaces switching with an automatic climate setting between temperature controls and fan speeds, initiated by merely pushing the Auto button on the centre console.
Electric 24-way Front Seats
Displaying luxury on a higher level, the new Flying Spur V8 features an electric 24-way adjustment with heating, ventilation, massage, active bolster function and two memory functions.
In addition, seating configurations such as forward/back, lumbar support, and seat height are also available, ensuring that the driver enjoys a luxurious driving experience.
3-spoke Duo-tone Steering Wheel
The new steering wheel is made of a highly durable leather type to complement the dashboard’s elegant aura inside the cabin.
It features top-ranking technology like integral sensors that extensively work with driver support.
Bentley Professional finely crafted this dual-tone 3-spoke steering wheel to provide luxury and safety for the drivers while on the road.
Its integrated heater also comes in handy when driving under cold weather.
Experience a deluxe cabin anywhere you go with the fold-down rear centre armrest, featuring a stowage compartment.
It also includes generous space for your favourite drinks with the twin cup holders, while the front stowage area has a 12V socket and twin USB charging points.
Bentley Analogue Clock
Feel even more sophisticated with the highly-coveted Bentley Analogue Clock, called the Mulliner Tourbillon.
Located on the central console, this fully mechanical clock winds itself like a fine wristwatch without any electronic element. A total amazingly engineered Bentley piece.
Exterior of the Bentley Flying Spur V8
Dynamic and Elegant Styling
Stunningly sculpted surfaces meet sharp elements to create an exterior design that demands and refuses to let go of the spotlight.
Details such as the new crystal-cut headlamps, vertical vane matrix grille, and a 22-inch Mulliner black painted wheel instil pure athleticism and elegance in its presence.
This luxury grand tourer is distinguished by unique design elements such as the quad-oval tailpipes to the special V8 badging that shows its status within the range.
Full LED Matrix Headlamps with High-beam Assist
This luxury sedan exudes charisma and personality, with crystal-cut-like headlights illuminating the road without distracting or dazzling oncoming vehicles.
It also comes with a high-beam assist that recognises oncoming cars’ headlights at a distance of around 600 meters which allows for illumination adjustment, enhancing safety.
Hands-free Boot Opening
The new Bentley Flying Spur V8 comes with a hands-free boot opening that allows you to open the tailgate with a quick and easy kick motion.
The boot lid is electrically controlled because it is outfitted with a sensor beneath the vehicle’s rear to provide easy access.
Radshell Matrix Style Grille
Showing off its commanding presence on the road, the new Flying Spur V8 comes equipped with a radshell matrix grille that enhances its contemporary image.
It plays a critical role in cooling the vehicle’s engine, specifically the radiator. This matrix style grille exudes its dynamic character and completely incorporates the front fascia of this luxury sedan.
Illuminated Flying B Radiator Mascot
Inspired by a bird of prey, the illuminated Flying B radiator mascot is completely redesigned to display poised and serene when stationary but compelling and agile when in motion, just like the character of the Flying Spur.
The radiator mascot is hand-polished and craft that allows the creation of its distinctive and instantly recognisable form.
When the car is unlocked, the mascot electronically deploys from its stowed position as the wing’s feathers illuminate, synchronised with a welcoming glow from the headlamps.
Park Distance Control
The park distance control uses ultrasonic sensors that are located in the front and rear bumpers. When you drive in reverse or at a speed less than ten mph, the sensors will automatically send out an ultrasonic signal.
It works like an echo, and if the echo returns too quickly, it detects that you are getting too close.
Bentley Flying Spur V8 Specifications
- Front seats – electric 24-way adjustment with heating, ventilation, massage, active bolster function and two memory positions
- Rear seats – electric 14-way adjustment with heating, ventilation, massage and two memory position
- Linen Emblem Stitching on all seats
- Multi-zone automatic climate control
- Beluga Hide with Linen Contrast Stitching
- Single Finish Veneers in High Gloss Carbon Fibre
- Fold-down rear centre armrest with stowage, twin cup holders, 12V socket and two USB charging points
- Alcantara headlining and pillars
- Steering wheel mounted pedal shift
- Infotainment system with 12.3” high-resolution capacitive touchscreen display
- Bentley analogue clock with plain bezel
- Exterior Paint – Meteor
- Bright Bentley wing badges to bonnet and boot
- Quad oval exhaust finishers
- V8 Fender badge
- Full LED matrix headlamps with high-beam assist
- Full LED taillamps
- Bentley ‘B’ badges to wheel centres
- Front and rear Park Distance Control
- Acoustic, heat-insulating, front screen
- Acoustic side glass
- Heated rear screen
- Rain-sensing windscreen wipers
- Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) with Traction Control (TCS)
- Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
- Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD
- Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
- Drag Torque Control (MSR)
- Blind Spot Warning
- Park Assist
- Cruise control
- Reversing camera with graphic screen representation
- Driver and passenger airbags
- Side airbags
- Three chamber air suspension with Continuous Damping Control (CDC)
- Torque vectoring by brake
Additional Features (included)
- Flying Spur Blackline Specification
- Side window surrounds
- Wing Vent and lower door bright ware
- Rear bumper bright ware
- Front headlamp bezels
- Radshell matrix, surround and centre bar door handles
- Rear number plate surround bright ware
- Rear lamp bezels
- Exhaust outlets
- Heated Duo-tone, 3 spoke, Hide Trimmed steering wheel
- 21” Ten Twin Spoke Wheel – polished
- Illuminated Flying B Radiator Mascot – Black Gloss with Welcome Lighting
- Bentley Dynamic Ride with Electronic All-Wheel Steer
- Battery Charger
- Inductive Phone Charger (front)
- Naim for Bentley – 2,200 Watt system, 19 speakers and two shakers
Technical Data of the Bentley Flying Spur V8
|Engine Capacity||3,996 cc|
|Max Output||542 bhp (404 kW) / 6,000 rpm|
|Max Torque||770 Nm / 2,000 – 4,500 rpm|
|Acceleration||4.1 s (0-100km/h)|
|Top Speed||318 km/h|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||5,316 mm x 2,220mm x 1,483 mm|
|Fuel Tank capacity||90 litres|
Variant of the Bentley Flying Spur V8
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History of Bentley Flying Spur V8
The Bentley Flying Spur was formerly the Bentley Continental Flying Spur produced by Bentley Motors Limited in 2005 and was released the following year. It a luxury saloon with a four-door variant of the Bentley Continental GT Coupe. The car was manufactured at Bentley’s factory in Crewe, England. But due to a lack of capacity, Bentley built some Flying Spurs destined for markets other than the United States and the United Kingdom at Volkswagen’s Transparent Factory in Dresden, Germany. As a result, all the assembly work was reverted to Crewe when Bentley ended the arrangement in 2006.
The first-generation Continental Flying Spur has a 5,998 cc twin-turbocharged Volkswagen W12 engine shared with the Volkswagen Phaeton saloon but tuned to produce 560 PS and 650 Nm. During the first full years of the Continental Flying Spur, the number of deliveries exceeded 4,500.
In March 2013, the second-generation Flying Spur was unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. For this generation, the ‘Continental’ was omitted to take the Flying Spur in a more abundant direction and distance it from the driver-oriented 2-door Continental GT range. But despite this conscious attempt, the Flying Spur and Continental GT continue to share the same engineering platform.
Now, on its third generation unveiled in June 2019, the Flying Spur was completely overhauled. It was built on a brand-new platform that resembles the current Continental GT. The front now comes with a new grille with vertical slats similar to Roll-Royce, while the rear is equipped with new taillights that incorporate a B motif. It also comes with a redesigned hood ornament that can be illuminated at night, electrically deployable, and capable of meeting pedestrian impact requirements. In addition, rear-wheel steering is new and is accompanied by air springs with 60 percent more volume than its predecessor. Its all-wheel-drive system is also unique and uses an electronically controlled clutch pack.
The interior also boasts brand-new styling and technologies. It has a rotating 12.3-inch display and an all-new Touch Screen remote that allows the rear occupants to control several systems. The new Flying Spur was given an additional 130mm wheelbase compared to the second generation model. Accelerating from 0-60 mph in just 3.7 seconds, it has a top speed of 207 mph.
Production of the Mulsanne stopped in the second quarter of 2020, as the Flying Spur became the only Bentley sedan model without a direct successor. But the Americas remain Bentley’s largest sales region, followed by China, Middle East, Japan, and United Kingdom.
Bentley Flying Spur V8 FAQ
How many seats does the Bentley Flying Spur V8 have?
The Bentley Flying Spur V8 has a five seating capacity.
How many cc/power does the Bentley Flying Spur V8 have?
The Bentley Flying Spur V8 has a 3,996 cc engine capacity and has a maximum output of 542 bhp and 770 Nm of torque.
What is the top speed of the Bentley Flying Spur V8?
With an acceleration of 4.1 seconds in 0-100 km/h, it can reach the top speed of 318 km/h.
What is its fuel efficiency?
The Bentley Flying Spur V8 has a fuel tank capacity of 90 litres and fuel consumption of 7.2 km/L with an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission.
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