2023 Bentley Flying Spur Speed Revealed With A 6.0-Liter W-12
Bentley is having a truly extraordinary, action-packed year. For Bentley, the year started with the introduction of the Flying Spur
Bentley is having a truly extraordinary, action-packed year. For Bentley, the year started with the introduction of the Flying Spur Hybrid, which was followed by the release of the Bentayga with an enlarged wheelbase and brand-new Azure, Mulliner, and S trim options for the company’s complete lineup.
The new 2023 Flying Spur Speed, a more performance-focused variant of the opulent cruiser, completes Bentley’s lineup of its single remaining sedan. After the manufacture of the basic Flying Spur W-12 ends in May, it will be the only way to get a Flying Spur with the W-12 engine unless you want to go via Bentley’s even more expensive Mulliner customizing program.
Bentley now offers every model in its lineup, including the Flying Spur, which up until this point was the sole model without a Speed trim. Since it is the final variant of the four-door grand tourer to be equipped with the renowned 6.0-liter W12 engine, the Bentley Flying Spur Speed is even more difficult to find.
Four-door grand tourer models powered by a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 have been revoked in favor of the Flying Spur Speed. Bentley modified this engine to produce 626 horsepower more efficiently in the Flying Spur Speed. Over the S variant, where the speed is positioned in the Flying Spur series, it has over 84 more horsepower.
Even this engine’s torque rating has increased by about 96 lb-ft to 664 lb-ft. The upgraded W12 enables the Bentley Flying Spur Speed to complete the 0-62 mph sprint in 3.8 seconds and attain a top speed of 207 mph, thanks to the significantly increased power and torque outputs. This Flying Spur utilizes the same ZF dual-clutch 8-speed automatic transmission seen in other car models.
Although Bentley showed pictures of the European model, 2023 Flying Spur Speeds will be offered for sale in the United States. Although the configurator is now active on Bentley’s website, no official pricing has been revealed. But if you want one of the last cars with the Bentley W-12, you should certainly prepare to bring a lot of cash.
The 12-cylinder engine’s output is sent to the four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission with a rear-biased all-wheel-drive system; the gearbox must be in sixth to attain the top speed. The seventh and eighth gears are overdrive gears used to maintain the engine’s low revolutions at greater speeds.
The 48-volt Bentley Dynamic Ride system, Torque Vectoring by Brake technology, and four-wheel steering all assist drivers in maximizing the additional power. Along with other standard equipment, there are powerful brakes. Several new design “Specifications” can be selected in terms of appearance.
The Styling Specification features high-gloss carbon fiber side skirts, a rear diffuser, a modest front splitter, and a trunk spoiler. The shiny chrome parts are all switched out for darker parts in the Blackline Specification. It includes naming a few, the Flying B mascot, window trim, radiator vanes, and exhaust tips.
The new W12-powered Flying Spur already has darkened highlights because it is a Speed model. The grille, “Speed” emblems, headlights, and taillights are all heavily tinted. The 22-inch Speed-only wheels are available in Silver-painted, Gloss Black, or Dark Tint finishes. The Flying Spur Speed likewise gets jeweled oil and petrol filler lids because it would.