Bentley Gives the Flying Spur V8 S a Mild Sport Injection

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

Bentley has today rolled out the new Flying Spur V8 S Black Edition, a limited-run version of the sedan that blends typical Bentley luxuriousness with a sporty appearance.

The changes consist of minor exterior revisions such as gloss black exterior brightwork, dark tinted taillamps, gloss black window surrounds and door mirrors, and seven-spoke 21-inch gloss black wheels. Customers can also build on the sporting look with available red painted brake calipers.

Moving inside, the treatment continues with dark upholstery with contrasting colored inserts, Piano Black dash veneer and a three-spoke Sport Plus steering wheel. An optional Mulliner Driving Specification package is also available which adds diamond-quilted upholstery and black 21-inch five-spoke Directional Sport wheels.

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Under the hood of the Flying Spur V8 S is a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 producing 521 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque. Paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive, it will accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 190 mph (306 km/h). By comparison, the standard Flying Spur V8 produces 500 horsepower and 487 lb-ft of torque.

Pricing details for the Flying Spur V8 S Black Edition are not immediately available.

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Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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