After the Continental GT, Flying Spur is the newest Bentley to feature the 4.0-liter twin turbo V8 engine. Just like on the coupe and the convertible, the V8 engine delivers 507 hp (373 kW) and 660 Nm of torque.
Using a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission that delivers the power to the road via the continuous all-wheel drive system, the Flying Spur V8 hits 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.2 seconds (0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds) and has a top speed of 295 km/h or 183 mph.
Despite these impressive performance figures, the Bentley Flying Spur V8 has a fuel range of 520 miles or 840 km, thanks to technologies such as cylinder deactivation, intelligent thermal management and electrical recuperation.
As expected, the Bentley Flying Spur V8 features subtle styling updates in order to be differentiated from its W12 sibling. These updates include: new chromed exhaust finishers, the Bentley winged badge featuring the red centre to denote the V8 engine, bumper grilles finished in black with a black ‘wing’ insert. Inside, we find the innovative Touch Screen Remote that deploys from the veneered rear centre console at the touch of a button.
The Touch Screen Remote allows control of the car’s climate and infotainment systems from the comfort of the rear seat. Optional Multimedia Specification brings an extensive Rear Seat Entertainment system. The interior also comes with a monotone colour split, Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus wood veneer, a single-piece three-person rear seat and single front armrest.
Bentley Flying Spur V8 offers 19” Classic alloy wheels in a painted finish and a choice of seven exterior paints and four interior colours. For those who want even more, Bentley offers the Flying Spur V8 Mulliner. The new Mulliner pack adds diamond quilting, a knurled gear lever, drilled alloy pedals, an indented leather headlining, “Jewel” fuel and oil filler caps and embroidered Bentley wings to all headrests.
Moreover, the pack includes 20-inch five-spoke painted alloy wheels are fitted as standard, as well as a 4+1 rear seat system including fully adjustable seats with lumbar support and seat heating. The standard veneer range is extended to include luxurious Dark Stained Burr Walnut and Piano Black finishes, while the full range of 17 hide colours and four additional colour splits is available.