Bentley Motors to give the Flying Spur V8 S it’s world debut at the Geneva Motor Show
Meet the Flying Spur V8 S : the latest offering from Bentley Motors taking its place between the Flying Spur V8 and family flagship W12. Tuned for power and performance, with increased engine output and revised suspension, the Flying Spur V8 S offers a more focused, precise driving experience.
The Flying Spur V8 S features a number of sporting styling cues which hint at its new and improved sporting capabilities. The model has received dark and sporting exterior highlights including a black radiator grille and rear diffuser along with a unique grille insert to give the new model a dramatic and purposeful appearance to match its enhanced performance. Further ‘extreme’ features can be added at the customers’s request whilst the V8 S branding can be distinctly seen through the V8 S badging on the rear haunch, V8 S treadplates and 20” open-spoke painted wheels further reveal the model’s identity, mirroring those of its Continental GT V8 S stablemate.
To accentuate the exterior the interior has also had the ‘extreme’ treatment with the inclusion of piano-black wood veneers and a three-spoke sports steering wheel as a standard, while a knurled gear lever and gear shift paddles add tactility to the driving experience. A colour split unique to the V8 S features stunning two-tone seats with a contrasting roof centre bow whilst V8 S headrest stitching is also offered.
Tuned for power, Bentley’s renowned 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 S engine develops an additional 21 PS, delivering 528 PS (521 bhp / 388 kW), whilst achieving 0-60mph in just 4.6 seconds with a top speed of 190mph. Impressively, the increased performance is not at the expense of the V8’s fuel economy and CO2emissions, or its ability to cover more than 837 km (520 miles) between fill-ups. This combination of power, performance and economy is the result of an array of advanced technologies employed in the design of the Bentley V8 engine.
Revisions have additionally been made to both the engine and transmission calibrations, new responsive suspension tuning has been added, recalibration of the Continuous Damping Control (CDC) system and optimisation of the Electronic Stability Control all combine to improve the performance. To compliment the performance-focussed revisions the Flying Spur V8 S retains its luxurious, limousine-smooth ride and legendary ability to transport passengers in unrivalled comfort.
Making a sedan luxury was the aim and by blending effortless driveability, exquisite craftsmanship and onboard technology, the Flying Spur rightly lays claim to being the world’s finest luxury sedan.
Bentley’s design team has developed an athletic vehicle that combines traditional Bentley styling cues with a sporting stance. Sharp feature lines complement muscular rear haunches, while LED daytime running lights, subtle brightware elements and a choice of stylish alloy wheels afford the Flying Spur a modern, contemporary feel.
On the inside, Bentley has created a luxurious, spacious cabin that encases advanced acoustic and electronic technologies in exquisite hand-crafted leather hides and wood veneers. Add in a suite of onboard technology including an innovative Touch Screen Remote (enabling control of the car’s climate and infotainment systems from the comfort of the rear seat) and an optional Multimedia Specification of an extensive Rear Seat Entertainment system, makes work or relaxation on the move seamless. Oh and plus, the Flying Spur is available with a WiFi hotspot for connectivity while travelling – confirming the Flying Spur as the ultimate car for work and relaxation.
The Bentley Flying Spur V8 S will make its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show between 1 and 13 March 2016. First customer deliveries begin in the summer.