Bentley Motors, the luxury car manufacturer, is all set to celebrate its 100th anniversary with the global unveiling of the third-generation Flying Spur grand touring sedan on 11 June. Customers and enthusiasts can visit www.NewFlyingSpur.com to register their interest in the upcoming Flying Spur.
Currently, Bentley Flying Spur range has four variants i.e. Flying Spur, Flying Spur W12 S, Flying Spur V8 S and Flying Spur V8.
Coming back to the third-generation Flying Spur, the luxury car will be equipped with all-wheel steering. The feature will enhance both stability at cruising speeds and agility around town. It is to be noted that during the high-speed manoeuvres, the electronic system steers the rear wheels in the same direction as the front wheels.
In a statement, Bentley Motors said, “The all-new Flying Spur will combine the delight of both sports sedan and luxury limousine and will deliver an unparalleled touring experience for the driver and passengers alike.”
According to the Bentley, the new Flying Spur is a ground-up development and its cabin will feature a three-dimensional, textured leather upholstery that has been developed by a team of craftsmen and women based in Crewe, England. “The new material is just one of many new features and technologies that Bentley will introduce with the third-generation grand touring sedan,” the company said.
Interestingly, Flying Spur and Flying Spur W12 S are powered by a 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged engine. This powertrain makes 616 bhp and 800 Nm of torque in Flying Spur and 626 bhp and 820 Nm of torque in Flying Spur W12 S. The hand-built engine delivers effortless acceleration, taking the car and its occupants from 0-60 mph in a blistering 4.2 seconds.
The other two variants i.e. Flying Spur V8 S and Flying Spur V8 get the same 4.0-litre V8 S twin-turbocharged engine. In Flying Spur V8 S, the engine produces 521 bhp and 680 Nm of torque, while it churns out 500 bhp and 660 Nm of torque in Flying Spur V8. The engines are mated to an 8-speed transmission. Also, Bentley Flying Spur gets an all-wheel-drive powertrain.
Headquartered in England’s Crewe, Bentley Motors produces four models - Continental, Flying Spur, Bentayga and Mulsanne.