2014 Geneva: Mansory upgrades the Bentley Flying Spur

Article by Christian A., on March 5, 2014

Mansory also brought at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show its customized Bentley Flying Spur. As expected, the news tuning programme follows the Mansory rules and consists of a new hood featuring two air outlets, a new front apron with integrated LED daytime running lights, side skirts, a rear apron and a rear spoiler.

The big surprise is under the hood where the 6.0-liter W12 engine was revised using the Mansory technology department who optimized the characteristics and the turbocharger and installed a new exhaust system right to the tail pipe. As a result, the power of the engine was boosted from 625 hp (460 kW) and 800 Nm of torque to an impressive 900 hp (662 kW) and 1,100 Nm of torque.

With the new numbers, the Mansory Flying Spur zooms from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.6 seconds (1.0 seconds quicker than the standard version), to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 12.2 seconds, all the way to a top speed of 340 km/h or 211 mph (standard’s version top speed is 320 km/h or 200 mph).

If you consider that this is too fast for you, Mansory offers a more balanced solution and can boost the W12 engine by 120 hp to 745 PS (548 kW) with maximum torque of 950 Nm. With these numbers, it sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.0 seconds and to to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 14 seconds.

These speeds are achieved with the new 22-inch light alloy wheels wrapped in Vredestein tires.

New Bentley Flying Spur embodies a new elegant design direction for the luxurious performance sedan, as defined by its lower, wider look, sharp lines and curvaceous surfaces. It also conveys a more aggressive stance and a more dynamic profile as made possible by its lower roof line, precise feature lines, deeply sculpted panels as well as a muscular rear haunch.

Interestingly, the front fender of the new Flying Spur comes with a new wing vent featuring an elegant Bentley "B" motif, where another feature line results to crisp edge flowing from the front wheel to the rear bumper.

Defining the front end of the new Flying Spur is a more upright chrome grille flanked by pairs of jewel-like headlamps employing LED technology. The outer headlamps are larger than the inner units, helping highlight the Flying Spur’s lower, wider stance. The lower intake below the front grille runs across the full width of the vehicle sans any vertical divisions, but with a chromed horizontal accent.

Meanwhile, the rear end of the new Flying Spur comes with a longer and lower boot lid as well as horizontal single ellipse tail lamps that also employ LED units. These rear lights are complemented by a reinterpreted version of the Bentley "Horse Shoe" feature line that now flows across the full width of the Flying Spur.

Bentley has employed – intelligently and efficiently -- a wide array of materials to improve the overall refinement and body stiffness. The application of these materials allowed the new Flying Spur to meet crash performance targets while complying with pedestrian protection legislation.

Various fortifications to the new body structure include deformable components in the floorpan as well as reinforcement to the B-posts, front cross members and sills. For better pedestrian impact performance, the new Flying Spur comes with a deployable bonnet with new reinforcement panels and deformation elements.

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