BENTLEY FLYING SPUR V8 S
We focused on three key areas when we created the sporting V8 S: the look, the engine and drivability. We concentrated on tuning the formidable 4.0 litre V8 S twin-turbocharged engine , giving it higher levels of power [521 bhp/528 PS] and torque [680 Nm from 1,700 rpm] to give it a more sporting edge, along with a breathtaking top speed of 190 mph [306 km/h].
We’ve also specially calibrated the suspension for faster responsiveness, as well improving the power to weight ratio. These enhancements combine with one of the world’s finest all-wheel drive systems to deliver excellent traction and control. Combined with better roll control, sharper steering and an improved power to weight ratio – the result of continuous engineering refinement - these features together make V8 S a rewarding drive.
It also features the all-wheel drive system, with 40:60 front to rear torque split, which is found at the heart of some of the world’s fastest Bentley luxury vehicles. This ensures this sportier derivative exits corners with ample purchase and an abundance of panache.
The new Flying Spur V8 S has a distinct and contemporary edge that exudes pure attitude. This is thanks to an imposing Beluga Gloss front matrix grille and rear diffuser, with a unique body-coloured bumper. Dark tint lighting and – unique to the V8 S – 20” open spoke painted wheels all help to give the impression of a lower, meaner stance and a sense of being more in touch with the road.
Step back and its power is magnified through with the classic Bentley power line running from the front wheel arch down the car’s flank. Note the crisply defined bonnet crease and muscular rear haunches.
The new Flying Spur V8 S offers a more sport-focused interpretation of the consummate Flying Spur interior. You have a choice of the full range of 17 hide colours as standard. Sink into the sumptuous straight-fluted seating that features a hand-stitched leather headliner and unique colour split that can be commissioned in duo tone combinations. This surrounds the driver, and passengers, of the Flying Spur V8 S in a sporting, dynamic yet sophisticated environment.
Shift into the transmission D Mode, or the even sportier S Mode, and you’ll notice the throttle response is immediately keener, even at low revs. It lets you sprint from 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds [0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds] in what feels like a seamlessly controlled yet irresistible surge. The V8 S’s engine management system gives you total control of the effortless power that is always available, while delivering a broader range of gear choice.