Bentley Flying Spur V8
Although the 2014 Bentley Flying Spur has dropped "Continental" from its name, the sedan has more content and refinement than ever before. As was the case with the original Bentley Continental Flying Spur, the sedan is arriving roughly two years after the Continental GT coupe. The 2014 Flying Spur will make its debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, joining the Mulsanne as one of Bentley's four-door offerings.Under the hood, the twin-turbo, 6.0-liter W-12 engine gets a 64-hp and 114-lb-ft bump to 616 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. That's also 16 hp and 37 lb-ft more than the last Continental Flying Spur Speed. Peak horsepower comes at 6000 rpm, while peak torque is achieved at just 2000 rpm.
|Bentley Flying Spur V8 Front View|
A new Bosch engine management system improves torque management, turbocharger control, drivability, and emissions control, as well as low-speed responsiveness. Bentley claims the additional power and reduced weight contribute to a 14 percent improvement in the power-to-weight ratio, and that the sedan can reach 60 mph in 4.3 seconds as well as a 200-mph top speed. In our testing, the 2012 Continental Flying Spur Speed reached 60 mph in 4.6 seconds.
|Bentley Flying Spur V8 Back View|