Bentley has just unveiled its first four-door vehicle to have a top speed over 200 mph, the Flying Spur W12 S.
As the name implies, a twin-turbo W12 engine displacing 6.0 liters provides the motivation, which in this case is 626 horsepower and 605 pound-feet of torque, the latter of which hits at 2,000 rpm.
That power is sent through all four wheels with a 40:60 rear-biased torque split helping to provide an engaging drive while keeping stability in check. Bentley claims the car is also more responsive than ever thanks to a suspension tune. Stopping power can be upgraded to a set of carbon ceramic brakes with red or black calipers.
That all adds up to a top speed for the car pegged at 202 mph (325 km/h) while the sprint from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) will happen in 4.2 seconds.
To set it apart from other Flying Spur models, Bentley has included a number of dark styling cues like the Beluga gloss radiator grille and rear diffuser while an optional carbon fiber veneer adds to the sporting nature of this luxury beast.
Inside, updates include a black engine-spin finish on the fascias, a W12 S headrest emblem, W12 S treadplates, a three-spoke sport steering wheel and knurled gearshift paddles. A new single-tone interior with accents in one of 17 hide colors is also new for this car.
Though Bentley says that this car is meant to be driven, it still outfits the backseats with the plenty of luxury appointments including the Touch Screen Remote system, allowing the rear passenger to control the car’s climate and infotainment systems from the back.
Deliveries of the new Flying Spur W12 S will begin at the end of the year.
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