Bentley has announced the introduction of a new flagship to the Flying Spur range and the fastest Flying Spur yet called the Flying Spur W12 S.
The new model is the first 4-door Bentley to have a top speed in excess of 320km/h, and offers a more sporting experience for owners looking for increased power, torque and responsiveness.
At the heart of the Flying Spur W12 S lies a mighty 6.0-litre, twin-turbo W12 engine with enhanced power and torque outputs. Through precise calibration and tuning, engine power is increased from 625 PS to 635 PS (626 bhp) and torque from 800Nm to 820Nm for a more dynamic drive. Full torque is available from just 2,000 rpm, making for a totally effortless driving experience. Power is delivered to the road via an all-wheel-drive system with a 40:60 rear-biased torque split.
This increase in power means that the Flying Spur W12 S achieves a top speed of 325 km/h, while the initial sprint to 100 km/h is dispatched in 4.5 seconds.
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.
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 gives the Flying Spur a modern, contemporary feel.
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-inch 7-spoke with a new gloss-black finish, or a new optional 21-inch Sports 5-spoke directional wheel finished in either gloss black or a dark tint.
Inside the cabin, 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.
In terms of on-board technology, the Flying Spur comes with a Touch Screen Remote that can be deployed from the veneered rear centre console at the touch of a button. It 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.
Bentley will begin deliveries of the new Flying Spur W12 S at the end of this year.