2021 Bentley Flying Spur now available with a twin-turbo V8 – Roadshow

The brand new Flying Spur V8 appears simply pretty much as good because the W12 model.


The Bentley Flying Spur is following within the footsteps of its two-door Continental GT sibling — in addition to earlier Spur generations — gaining a brand new V8 engine possibility that slots in under the existing W12 model. And if Bentley’s different fashions are a sign of what the eight-cylinder Spur might be like, we expect the V8 would be the engine to get.

The V8 may even be acquainted to anybody who’s pushed a higher-end fashionable Porsche or Audi, because it’s the identical twin-turbo 4.0-liter unit discovered in lots of different Volkswagen Group merchandise. Within the Flying Spur it produces 542 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque, down from the W12 Spur’s 626 hp and 664 lb-ft. The V8 options cylinder deactivation for higher gas financial system, and like with the W12, all-wheel drive is normal.

Bentley says the V8 Flying Spur will hit 60 mph in Four seconds and attain a prime pace of 197 mph; 0.three second and 10 mph slower than the W12 mannequin respectively. However the V8 is greater than 220 kilos lighter than the W12 and has higher weight distribution, and it needs to be sharper and extra enjoyable to drive. Commonplace tools contains air suspension and a torque vectoring system. 4-wheel steering and Bentley’s 48-volt energetic anti-roll tech are among the many driver-focused choices.

2021 Bentley Flying Spur V8

You may get carbon-fiber inside trim now, as a result of sportiness.


Visually distinguishing the V8 mannequin are quad exhaust ideas, normal 20-inch wheels and V8 badges on the entrance fenders. The Flying Spur in these pictures is provided with the Blackline bundle, which blacks out the entire exterior trim, in addition to a Styling Specification pack that provides carbon-fiber splitters and facet skirts. And since this can be a Bentley, there are dozens of accessible paint and leather-based choices in addition to quite a few inside trims, together with a carbon-fiber end.

What makes the V8 much more interesting is the value. The Flying Spur V8 will begin at $198,725, together with a $2,725 vacation spot cost, which makes it $20,700 cheaper than the W12 mannequin. Bentley says deliveries of the V8 will begin later this 12 months in Europe and the UK, with the US and different nations to comply with in early 2021.

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