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Bentley Flying Spur – power and performance combined

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The sharp, sophisticated silhouette of the Flying Spur W12 hints at both the exhilarating, all-wheel drive power that lies beneath the bonnet and the unrivalled luxury within. Consider it the ultimate expression of the exquisite craftsmanship and design that characterises the Flying Spur range. The Flying Spur W12 offers a combination of details and features including an impressive upright chrome grille, and lower chrome bumper insert. As a result, it presents a muscular yet elegant face to the world, now further refined with a choice of striking new alloy wheels that underscore its remarkable capabilities.

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Uncompromising Power: Those looking for uncompromising power combined with luxury as its equal will appreciate the difference in the Flying Spur W12. At the heart of the car is an immensely powerful 6.0 litre twin-turbocharged W12 engine that produces an incredible 800 Nm of torque. With blistering acceleration and a top speed of 199 mph (320 km/h), there is nothing quite like the exhilaration you will experience when you press down the accelerator pedal.

MODEL FEATURES

Dynamic Progressive Design: The Flying Spur W12 is instantly recognisable from any vantage point, thanks to the sharply defined line running from the front wheel arch to the rear bumper. With winged ‘B’ badges, upright chrome matrix grille, and striking double oval tailpipes, it marries a sleekly fluid dynamism with a clean, progressive design edge. It’s not just a treat for the eyes – from the moment the engine fires up, you will hear the distinctively subtle Bentley W12 exhaust note that shares the promise of the power and performance in this charismatic, luxurious sedan.

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Engineering

The Flying Spur W12 is built around the power of a 6.0 litre twin-turbocharged power plant. It delivers its surge of acceleration with smart fuel efficiency, thanks to its Variable Displacement System.

Engine Power: The engine delivers a fearsome 616 bhp [625 PS] and a maximum torque of 800 Nm, effortlessly propelling both driver and passengers from 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds, [0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds] to a top speed of 199 mph [320 km/h].

Effortless Comfort: This incredible performance comes with no ride comfort thanks to the independent computer-controlled air suspension, which maximises impact absorption and isolation. The 8-speed QuickShift transmission ensures that even through multiple gear changes, the ride remains incredibly smooth. So as you press the accelerator, there is no rush of power, just a perfect, even surge that makes overtaking a breeze or accelerating on a long stretch of open road a pure, uninterrupted pleasure.

Effortless Control: But among the features that truly set the Flying Spur apart is its advanced all-wheel drive powertrain. A Torsen centre differential distributes power automatically between the front and rear axels – whichever is judged to have established greatest traction. A 40:60 rear-biased torque split helps to sharpen the handling, reducing under steer and providing more engagement with the road. It delivers an irresistible ride, whether you’re idling through traffic in town, or at full throttle on the open road.

The seamless 8-speed transmission ensures the Flying Spur W12 is always in the optimum gear. So it is responsive at low speeds and incredibly smooth, even through multiple gear changes. The car’s engine management system gives the driver total control of the effortless power that is always available, while also delivering a better range.

Feel the Difference: Additional optional extras, such as the knurled gearshift paddles or knurled gear lever, add a further, engaging detail to the drive making every gear change an experience to be anticipated and savoured. These are the kind of small details that you barely notice, but are sorely missed if omitted. The Bentley Flying Spur W12 offers increased economy and range with improved efficiency. It achieves smart fuel efficiency thanks to its Variable Displacement System – this clever technology switches off six of its 12 cylinders when not required in order to preserve fuel at lower speeds.

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source: Car Mag

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