Bentley has released these pictures and video of its upcoming Flying Spur. Set to be shown for the first time to the public at next month’s Geneva Motor Show, it features some significant changes.
The interior has been freshened up, while the level of technology on offer – for both front and rear passengers – has been improved. Rear passengers have access to two 10-inch LCD screens that connect to several multi-media players. Other highlights include a “thermostatic expansion valve” which helps to cool the cabin quicker than before.
Apart from all the updates and luxuries (see the video above), ride comfort has always been of paramount importance to Bentley. According to the manufacturer, a new 19-inch tyre has been developed with an increased sidewall height to better absorb impacts.
Powering Bentley’s fastest four-door saloon is its 6,0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine. Developing 460 kW at 6 000 r/min and 800 N.m at 2 000 r/min, it enables the car to reach a top speed of 322 km/h. As before, the Flying Spur is four-wheel driven, allowing the 2 475 kg beast to hit 97 km/h from a standstill in a claimed 4,3 seconds.
To assist with stability and aerodynamics at high speed, the car features a “two-stage lowering strategy”. At 195 km/h, it lowers the car by 5 mm at the front and 10 mm at the rear, followed by a further 8 mm and 13 mm respectively at 240 km/h.
After its unveiling in Switzerland, expect the Flying Spur to reach our shores before year-end.