The Bentley Flying Spur isn’t quick on energy or efficiency, nevertheless it’s not essentially the most targeted driver’s automotive at its worth level. Bentley hopes to alter that with a brand new S variant of the automotive, which can comply with the lead set by the Continental GT S as a sharper, extra thrilling model of the luxurious four-door.
Bentley presents two powertrains within the Flying Spur S, together with a surprisingly succesful hybrid. The V8-powered automotive will get a 4.0-liter mill that makes round 542 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque. With the engine on board, the 5,000-plus-pound Flying Spur S takes simply 4 seconds to run from 0-62 mph, and the automotive can go on to a high velocity of 198 mph. The hybrid powertrain contains a 2.9-liter V6 engine paired with an electrical motor that makes a mixed 536 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. The system can ship an all-electric vary of 26 miles, and the automotive nonetheless sees scorching acceleration only a tenth of a second behind its V8-powered counterpart.
Conserving the Flying Spur’s weight in test is Bentley’s Dynamic Experience suspension system, which may apply as much as 1300 Newton-meters of anti-roll torque to help in cornering. All-wheel steering can also be normal and might flip the rear wheels reverse the fronts by as much as 4.2 levels, giving the virtually 17.5-foot lengthy Flying Spur a a lot tighter turning radius than it will have in any other case.
Trying on the Flying Spur, it’s arduous to see something apart from a stately Bentley, however the automaker gave the S a couple of styling touches to designate it as “the quick one.” Gloss black replaces polished metallic and offers accents for the exhaust, grille, and wheels. The automotive comes with 21- or 22-inch wheels, pink brakes, and unique “S” badges.
The Flying Spur S’ cabin is each bit as plush as we’d count on at a Bentley worth level. A two-tone shade scheme comes normal, with leather-based and artificial suede upholstery known as Dinamica. The fabric additionally covers the steering wheel and kit shift lever. Bentley embroiders the seats with an S brand and presents its brand as a no-cost embroidery choice.
Bentley will debut the Flying Spur S on the Goodwood Competition of Velocity, which takes place later this month in England. The pageant contains a standard hill climb occasion that has featured every part from Volkswagen’s electrical ID.R race automotive to boutique supercars from little-known constructors. Bentley intends to discipline a number of automobiles within the occasion, together with the brand new Flying Spur S and variations of the Continental GT S and GTC S automobiles.