Bentley Flying Spur Speed Rounds Out Touring Sedan’s Lineup With Versatility and Handling In Mind
In 2019, Bentley debuted the Flying Spur line. Since then, Bentley has introduced the Flying Spur Mulliner, the Flying Spur S, and other variants. Bentley rounds out the Flying Spur line with its most driving-focused variety: Flying Spur Speed.
Powered by a twin-turbocharged six-liter W12 engine, it still produces 626 HP and 664 lb-ft of torque with the same top speed of 207 mph through an eight-speed ZF dual-clutch gearbox. What makes it shine is its handling ability and balanced dynamic precision thanks to the advanced active All-Wheel Drive, Electric All-Wheel Steering, and Bentley Dynamic Ride. It uses a 48-volt electrical system that corrects the stiffness of the anti-roll bar to keep the Flying Spur level when cornering. The 16.5-inch iron front brake discs, shared with the Continental GT and the largest in the world according to Bentley, gives the Speed its stopping power.
For fans of the W12 engine, the Speed will become the only way, not counting Bentley’s high-priced Mulliner customization program, to get a Flying Spur with the W12 powertrain after standard Flying Spur W12 engine production ended last May.
Speed sits on unique 22-inch wheels available in gloss black, dark tint, or silver finishes. An optional set of 22-inch sports design wheels are also available, in either gloss black or pale Brodgar satin finishes. Bentley also added a dark tint finish to the grille, headlights, badging, and taillights. Red, Bentley-branded brake calipers come standard, with a black option available at no extra cost.
Bentley will continue to offer the Styling Spec and Blackline Spec upgrades. The Styling Spec offers several carbon-fiber parts, such as side skirts with metallic Bentley badges, a front splitter, a rear diffuser, and a spoiler on the trunk lid, while the Blackline Spec switches out the car’s brightwork for darker pieces.
The opulent interior comes with 15 leather color choices, up from five in previous models. A piano black veneer is standard, with Dark Stained Burr Walnut, Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus, or Crown Cut Walnut as alternative options at no extra cost. The Flying Spur Speed will also feature unique luxury chronograph inspired instrument cluster graphics, 24-way adjustable front and 14-way adjustable rear seats, sports pedals, jeweled fuel and oil filler caps, and more.
Bentley anticipates that the Flying Spur Speed will make up nearly one-third of all Flying Spur orders in the US and Europe, while that number in the Middle East is expected to be one in five.
Visit the Bentley website for more information and head to your nearest Bentley showroom to inquire about availability.