The New Bentley Flying Spur V8 Is More Driver Centric
This is the Bentley You Want
Bentley announced the new V8 version of the Flying Spur. It’s more driver-focused than the W12 version of the car and is arguably the better machine.
The car is 220 pounds lighter weight than the W12 version. A lot of that weight came out of the nose of the car, meaning it’s better balanced and more responsive to driver inputs.
The engine is the same as is found in the Continental GT. It’s a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine. In the Flying Spur, the engine makes 542 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. This engine also has the ability to deactivate cylinders in light-load situations to help improve fuel economy.
“Based on our research, customer feedback and trends of customer usage, the new Flying Spur V8 has been engineered to deliver driver-focused ability, whilst offering passengers the refinement, comfort, and technology expected from a grand limousine,” said Matthias Rabe, Member of the Board for Engineering at Bentley Motors.
In terms of performance numbers, the car can hit 60 mph from a standstill in just four seconds. It has a top speed of 198 mph. That should be fast enough for more than the vast majority of drivers.