Bentley Motors boosts Flying Spur range with new W12 S flagship

Article by Christian A., on September 14, 2016

Bentley Motors is now unveiling the Flying Spur W12 S, the new flagship of its Flying Spur range. The Flying Spur W12 S is power, luxury and style fused into a single four-door Bentley. It is targeted towards customers seeking a more athletic Bentley that boasts of more power, torque and responsiveness.

In fact, this new Flying Spur flagship is powerful enough to cruise over 200 mph – making it the fastest Flying Spur to date. This sterling performance is thanks to its 6.0-liter, twin-turbo W12 engine that has been calibrated and tuned to deliver 635 PS (626 bhp) of max output (plus 10 PS) and 820 Nm (605 lb. ft.) of peak torque (plus 20 Nm), available from just 2,000 rpm.

Technically speaking, this amount of power allows the Flying Spur W12 S to achieve a top speed of 325 km/h (202 mph), with the ability to dash from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds (0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds). Power from the twin-turbo W12 engine is translated to speed through the all-wheel-drive system. Thanks to a 40:60 rear-biased torque split, the Flying Spur W12 S is able to deliver sporty and dynamic driving experience in any road and weather condition.

Of course, these power-ups are backed by an array of upgrades and updates. For instance, the Flying Spur W12 S now boasts of better handling and more traction thanks to a new and exclusively tuned responsive suspension system. This suspension set-up also allows for a more refined ride, making the Flying Spur W12 S a great choice for both those who wanted to drive and those who wished to be chauffeured.

Its braking system could be specified with the optional carbon ceramic brakes that are available with black or red painted calipers. Agility has been improved with further calibrations for specific damper and stability controls.

Exterior Design

The potency of the Flying Spur W12 S is well expressed by its dynamic and stunning design. It is fitted with a sporty character that harmoniously and elegantly blends traditional Bentley styling cues with an athletic stance.

It is laden with an array of dark styling cues that indicate its new and improved dynamic capabilities. For instance, the new Flying Spur W12 S features a full exterior gloss blackware for the radiator and window surrounds, door handle inserts and headlight washer caps as well as for the lights and rear bumper. It also features a new W12 S badge on the D-pillar with a black ‘S’.

It comes with some elements borrowed from the new Flying Spur V8 S, like the design of the front bumper, its gloss-black front radiator matrix and its Beluga gloss rear diffuser and door mirrors. Its front and rear lamps now boasts of a dark tint. Completing the exterior looks of the new Flying Spur W12 S are a lower bumper and 21-inch seven-spoke with a new gloss-black finish. Bentley is also offering, as optional, 21-inch Sports 5-spoke directional wheel in either gloss black or a dark tint.

Aside from the blackware elements, the Flying Spur W12 S is provided with sharp feature lines, muscular rear haunches, LED daytime running lights, and stylish alloy wheels. Wolfgang Dürheimer, chairman and chief executive of Bentley Motors, called the Flying Spur W12 S as the ultimate luxury performance sedan that merges sharper dynamics, a more powerful W12 engine and a more imposing exterior and interior design.

Interior Design

Meanwhile, the handcrafted interior of the new Flying Spur W12 S comes loaded with styling cues that further its sporting luxury appearance. Offered in several available colors, the new Flying Spur W12 S features distinct stitching and a new black engine-spin finish to the fascia and waist-rails, with a satin carbon-fiber finish offered as an option. It also features W12 S tread-plates for the front and rear and a W12 S headrest emblem in contrast or blind stitching.

Bentley also provided the new Flying Spur W12 S with a three-spoke Sport Plus steering wheel and knurled gearshift paddles, which could be availed as optional features on other Bentley models.

In addition, the Flying Spur W12 S features a new distinct color split that was created by employing a single-tone interior as accented by any of the 17 hide colors. The interior, diamond quilting, and the Sport Plus steering wheel are marked by unique contrast stitching.

As expected of the new Flying Spur W12 S, it comes with an array of onboard technology that makes it desirable for any purpose customers may desire. One of these technologies is the Touch Screen Remote that, at a push of a button, could be deployed from the veneered rear centre console. With this feature, rear occupants could control of the climate and infotainment systems. Likewise, the new Flying Spur W12 S is provided with a WiFi hotspot.

Press Release

BENTLEY FLYING SPUR W12 S: ULTIMATE FOUR-DOOR STYLE AND POWER

Bentley Motors is today announcing the introduction of a new flagship to the Flying Spur range, blending luxury, style and power: the Flying Spur W12 S.

The new model is the first four-door Bentley to have a top speed in excess of 200 mph, and offers a more sporting experience for owners looking for increased power, torque and responsiveness.

The Flying Spur W12 S features a number of dark styling cues which hint at its new and improved dynamic capabilities. A suite of blackware detailing – including Beluga gloss radiator grille and light surrounds – a rear diffuser and optional carbon fibre veneer gives the new model a dramatic and purposeful appearance to match its enhanced performance.

Wolfgang Dürheimer, chairman and chief executive of Bentley Motors, said: “The Flying Spur W12 S is the ultimate luxury performance sedan. It combines sharper dynamics and an increase in power from our renowned W12 engine with a more assertive exterior and interior design for customers looking for a Flying Spur with extra attitude.”

200 MPH+ Performance – The Fastest Flying Spur Yet

The Flying Spur W12 S features enhanced power and torque outputs from the mighty 6.0-litre, twin-turbo W12 engine. Through precise calibration and tuning, engine power is increased from 625 PS to 635 PS (626 bhp) and torque from 800 Nm to 820 Nm (605 lb. ft.) for a more dynamic drive. Full torque is available from just 2,000 rpm, making for a totally effortless driving experience.

This increase in power means that the Flying Spur W12 S achieves a top speed of 325 km/h (202 mph) – the first four-door Bentley to exceed the 200 mph performance barrier. The initial sprint to 100 km/h is dispatched in 4.5 seconds (0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds).

In modern Bentley tradition, power is delivered to the road via an all-wheel-drive system with a 40:60 rear-biased torque split for a sure-footed, engaging drive in all road and weather conditions.

Complementing these power upgrades, a new responsive suspension tune for the Flying Spur W12 S improves handling and provides even more traction, while optional carbon ceramic brakes are available with red or black painted calipers.

The new flagship Flying Spur has specific damper and stability control calibrations for a more involving, agile drive. Yet, due to its clever suspension set-up, which retains the refined ride for which the Flying Spur W12 is renowned, the S derivative remains a luxury sedan for those who wish to be chauffeured, as well as those who choose to drive.

Striking Design Signals Performance Intent

Bentley’s design team has created an athletic character that combines traditional Bentley styling cues with a sporting stance. Sharp feature lines complement muscular rear haunches, while LED daytime running lights, subtle blackware elements and a choice of stylish alloy wheels afford the Flying Spur a modern, contemporary feel.

From new gloss-black detailing on the bodywork, to the unique leather stitching, the new exterior and interior styling reflects the more assertive, darker character of the Flying Spur W12 S.

There is full exterior gloss blackware for the radiator and window surrounds, lights, rear bumper, door handle inserts and headlight washer caps. A new W12 S badge on the D-pillar features a black ‘S’, while the sporting front-bumper design, Beluga gloss rear diffuser and door mirrors, and gloss-black front radiator matrix are adopted from the new Flying Spur V8 S.

The front and rear lamps receive a dark tint while a new, lower bumper insert suggests a more assertive driving manner.

The wheels offered on the Flying Spur W12 S are 21” 7-spoke with a new gloss-black finish, or a new optional 21” Sports 5-spoke directional wheel finished in either gloss black or a dark tint.

Inside, the Flying Spur W12 S boasts styling cues designed to enhance its sporting luxury aesthetic, with the exquisite handcrafted interior offering a wider palette of colours, a new fascia finish and unique stitching.

New standard interior features include a unique black engine-spin finish to the fascia and waistrails (a satin carbon-fibre finish is an option); a W12 S headrest emblem in contrast or blind stitching; W12 S treadplates for the front and rear; a three-spoke Sport Plus steering wheel and knurled gearshift paddles, which are only available as options on other models.

A new colour split unique to the Flying Spur W12 S model is created using a single-tone interior with accents in one of 17 hide colours, and unique contrast stitching to the diamond quilting, the Sport Plus steering wheel and the interior.

Flying Spur – Technology on Demand

The Flying Spur comes complete with a suite of onboard technology to make it an ideal place for work or relaxation on the move.

An innovative Touch Screen Remote, deployed from the veneered rear centre console at the touch of a button, allows control of the car’s climate and infotainment systems from the comfort of the rear seat. The Flying Spur also features a WiFi hotspot for connectivity on demand while travelling.

Customer deliveries of the new Flying Spur W12 S will commence at the end of the year.

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