Bentley Motors has revealed a new flagship to the Flying Spur range: the Flying Spur W12 S. The new model is the first four-door Bentley to have a top speed in excess of 200 mph, courtesy its 626 bhp W12 engine.
Wolfgang Dürheimer, chairman and chief executive of Bentley Motors, said: “The Flying Spur W12 S is the ultimate luxury performance sedan. It combines sharper dynamics and an increase in power from our renowned W12 engine with a more assertive exterior and interior design for customers looking for a Flying Spur with extra attitude.”
The Fastest Flying Spur Yet
The Flying Spur W12 S features enhanced power and torque outputs from the 6.0-litre, twin-turbo W12 engine. Engine power is increased from 625 PS to 635 PS (626 bhp) and torque from 800 Nm to 820 Nm available from just 2,000 rpm. This increase in power means that the Flying Spur W12 S achieves a top speed of 325 km/h (202 mph) – the first four-door Bentley to exceed the 200 mph performance barrier. The initial sprint to 100 km/h is dispatched in 4.5 seconds.
Power is delivered to the road via an all-wheel-drive system with a 40:60 rear-biased torque split. Complementing these power upgrades, there’s a new suspension tune that’s said to be more “responsive”, while the optional carbon ceramic brakes are available with red or black painted calipers. The new Flying Spur W12 S also has specific damper and stability control calibrations.
The Flying Spur W12 S can be differentiated on the outside from new gloss-black detailing on the bodywork, which encompasses the radiator and window surrounds, lights, rear bumper, door handle inserts and headlight washer caps. There’s a new W12 S badge on the D-pillar with a black ‘S’, while the 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 and the wheels offered on the Flying Spur W12 S are 21” 7-spoke with a new gloss-black finish, or a new optional 21” Sports 5-spoke directional wheel finished in either gloss black or a dark tint.
Inside, the Flying Spur W12 S offers a wider palette of colours, a new fascia finish and unique stitching. 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 contrast stitching to the diamond quilting, the Sport Plus steering wheel and the interior.
The Flying Spur comes with a Touch Screen Remote, deployed from the veneered rear centre console at the touch of a button, that allows control of the car’s climate and infotainment systems from the rear seat. The Flying Spur also features a WiFi hotspot for connectivity on demand while travelling. Customer deliveries of the new Flying Spur W12 S will commence at the end of the year.