The 2023 Bentley Flying Spur Speed will transport the last of the W-12s

In light of Bentley’s plans to discontinue the W-12 in favor of an all-electric lineup by 2030, its days as […]


In light of Bentley’s plans to discontinue the W-12 in favor of an all-electric lineup by 2030, its days as a cultural icon are numbered. The 2023 Bentley Flying Spur Speed is the last model year for Crewe to produce a vehicle powered by a brand-new W-12 engine. With increased power and torque, as well as a smooth ride owing to Bentley’s “Dynamic Ride” & electronic all-wheel steering, it seems to match the ferocious performance for which this unusual engine was designed. 

The 2023 Bentley Flying Spur Speed will return as the flagship model in the Flying Spur portfolio, bringing many performance upgrades without sacrificing any of the Flying Spur’s signature elegance. Its 6.0-liter dual W-12 engine produces 617 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque, 84 horsepower, and 96 pound-feet more than the Flying Spur S with a V-8 engine. (Bear in mind that Bentley formerly offered the W-12, although with less power, in the ordinary, non-Speed Flying Spur, but has since removed the option, leaving the Speed as the only way to acquire the twelve inside Bentley’s sedan.)

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Bentley claims that the Flying Spur’s peak speed is now 207 mph thanks to the addition of this power and that it now takes just 0.4 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph. Furthermore, Bentley claims that the seventh and eighth ratios are overdrive speeds for “economy grand touring,” so you will only need to utilize the sixth gear to attain the Speed’s top Speed (207 mph).

Bentley’s Dynamic Ride, a 48-volt system that modulates the rigidity of the anti-roll bar for enhanced body roll control, contributes to the huge sedan’s agility in the same way as it does on standard Flying Spurs. In addition, Bentley’s brake-controlled thrust vectoring & electronic all-wheel steering column complements the AWD system to improve handling further.

The Flying Spur Speed has two exterior design packages: Styling and Blackline. The Flying Spur Speed also borrows two features from the Continental GT coupe: the ZF dual-clutch 8 transmission, which gives the driver direct control of the transferring in manual mode, & the 16.5-inch iron front brake discs, which are the largest of their type fitted to a production vehicle. The front splitter, side skirts (with metal Bentley emblems), rear diffuser, & trunk lid spoiler are all hand-laid carbon fiber in the Styling Specification. Blackware is used instead of the Flying Spur’s original chrome on the Flying B, turbo deflectors, matrix grilles, passenger side trim, lower doors, and rear bumper blades for the Blackline Specification. There are also darker Flying Spur variants of the headlights, taillights, door handles, wing vents, or exhaust tips.

The normal Flying Spur Speed has a blacked-out front grille, headlights, taillights, and a “Speed” logo on the front fenders’ bottom edge behind the wheels. The basic Dark Tint “Speed” choice and the optional Gloss Black and gold Sport style 22-inch wheels complement these features.