New driver-focused Bentley Flying Spur S revealed
Following on from the Continental GT S, Bentley has unveiled its new Flying Spur S. Regardless of it nonetheless being a luxurious limousine, it’s aimed extra at those who like driving, reasonably than being pushed.
In contrast to the V8-only GT S, the Flying Spur S is offered with two powertrain choices. One is the 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine discovered within the common Flying Spur V8 – growing 542bhp and 770 Nm of torque. The opposite is the two.9-litre hybrid V6 petrol engine with 536bhp and 750Nm of torque.
There’s little to decide on between the 2 when it comes to acceleration, with the V8 taking 4 seconds to go from 0-62mph and the hybrid taking 0.1 seconds longer. The V8 outguns the hybrid on the subject of prime velocity, nevertheless, with it reaching 198mph to the hybrid’s 177mph.
Whereas the powertrains stay unchanged, the Flying Spur S does obtain quite a few visible cues to assist it stand out from the common mannequin. Black trim replaces many of the exterior chrome and the headlights and taillights additionally get a darkish tint. The quad tailpipes and S badging on the entrance wings are completed in black, too. The Bentley badge and lettering on the bootlid are the one gadgets to stay chrome.
An all-new, five-spoke 22-inch wheel options on the Flying Spur S and it’s out there in Pale Brodgar Satin or gloss black. They sit over standard-fit pink brake calipers, matching the look of the Continental GT S.
Inside there are extra delicate nods to the manner of the Flying Spur S with Dinamica leather-based protecting the heating heated steering wheel, gear lever, seat cushions and seat backrests. A metallic S badge seems on the illuminated Bentley treadplates – changing the standard Bentley Motors Ltd plaque. An S brand is stitched into the fluted seats (a Bentley badge is a no-cost various) and for the motive force the instrumentation options the identical graphics because the Continental GT Pace.
As normal, the Flying Spur S receives Bentley’s ‘Dynamic Trip’ system, which is able to making use of as much as 1,300Nm of torque to assist keep away from physique roll throughout arduous cornering. Digital all-wheel steering can be included to lower the turning circle and improve agility.
The Goodwood Pageant of Pace kicks off on Thursday 23 June and can play host to the launch of the Flying Spur S and Continential GT S. Each automobiles will taken participate within the hill climb occasion in addition to being on show within the paddock.
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