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Flying Spur (2013-2018)

Launched in 2013, the second generation Flying Spur featured a more sporting look compared with its predecessor, with crisp lines and an eye-catching dynamic roofline. Over the life of this second generation model, Bentley launched a Flying Spur with the iconic W12 engine, followed by a Flying Spur V8, even faster V8 S and the pinnacle Flying Spur W12 S.  

All of the models within this second generation range featured spacious, modern hand-crafted cabins focussed on comfort and front and rear technology. For its time, the technology available in Flying Spur featured remarkable levels of control over luxurious features such as air conditiioning, massage and seat position and control over rear seat entertainment. 

The large boot offered on all Flying Spur second gernation models means you can easily pack golf clubs and other large luggage – something generally unheard of in cars capable of such exhilarating performance.

All of these elements combined seamlessly to create a car that was, and remains, far, far more than the sum of its many high quality parts. Which is what made the Flying Spur the finest of luxury sedans.

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Flying Spur W12 S (2016)

The first four-door Bentley to achieve a top speed in excess of 200 mph, when it was launched the pinnacle Flying Spur W12 S set new standards in the world of luxury cars.  

It featured sporting details in evidence inside and out: including gloss black metal details, along with W12 S badging on the rear pillar and stainless steel W12 S branded treadplates. Dark tint lamps to the front and rear, a black matrix grille, rear diffuser and 21” 7 gloss black twin-spoke wheels, further contributed to the sporting look. Also featured were a sports front bumper design and gloss black diffuser. Flying Spur W12 S also featured a unique new wheel finish: the 21” 7 twin-spoke gloss black wheel.

A unique seat colour split was developed to lend the Flying Spur W12 S interior a distinct sporting feel. It included  contrast stitching on both the steering wheel and seat inserts, with unique headrest stitching. Flying Spur W12 S steel treadplates were also standard. Launched with the Flying Spur V8 S was dark tint engine spin veneer, which was offered by itself or in combination with carbon fibre. The Mulliner Driving Specification was also standard for this model.  

The   6.0 litre hand-built engine offered power of 635 PS and torque levels of 820 Nm, taking the car and its occupants from 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds.  

Find Pre-Owned Flying Spur W12 S models here.  


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Flying Spur V8 S (2016)

Flying Spur V8 S was launched in 2016 with luxury and performance at its heart. It brought an enhanced sporting edge to the already dynamic Flying Spur V8. The exterior featured Beluga Gloss front matrix grille and rear diffuser, with a unique body-coloured bumper, dark tint lighting and – unique to the V8 S – 20” open spoke painted wheels

It was also available also as a Black Edition,   which featured blackware across the exterior – including black 21” Seven Spoke Elegant wheels to dark tint headlamps and tail lamps.  The rear bumper, light surrounds and door handle inserts also featured a dark tint finish, with Beluga gloss door mirrors, black radiator matrix and window surrounds.  

The interior was available in 17 hide colours as standard. Straight-fluted seats featured a hand-stitched leather headliner and unique duo-tone colour split.  

The Flying Spur V8 S featured a 4.0 litre twin-turbocharged engine, giving it higher levels of power [521 bhp/528 PS] and torque [680 Nm from 1,700 rpm] compared to its V8 sibling. The V8 S top speed was 190 mph [306 km/h].

Find Pre-Owned Flying Spur V8 S models here.

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Flying Spur V8 (2014)

With its red ‘B’ Bentley badge and figure eight styled exhaust, Flying Spur V8, introduced in 2014,   was created to be distinctive from any vantage point. As with the whole Flying Spur second generation, it married a sleekly fluid dynamism with a clean, progressive design edge.

With the Flying Spur V8 a powerful 4.0 litre V8 twin-turbocharged engine was introduced, which, by 2016, produced 660 Nm of torque from 1,700 rpm.   This propelled the Flying Spur V8 from 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds [0 to 100 km/h in 5.2 secs] with a top speed of 183 mph [295 km/h].    

Flying Spur V8 could be driven either in automatic or manually, with gear changes made at the tap of a finger thanks to the knurled gearshift paddles on the steering wheel. Also featured was Bentley’s renowned all-wheel drive coupled with a smooth 8-speed Quickshift transmission.

Flying Spur V8 interior leathers were available in a range of 17 colours, with semi-aniline hides also available.  Eight veneers were offered in different finishes, mirror-matched, with or without cross banding, plus options such as seat sandwich-piping to contrast stitching and cross-stitching.


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Flying Spur (2013)

The signature Flying Spur featured sharply defined line running from the front wheel arch to the rear bumper and the signature exterior features.   Over the years that this second generation model was available styling and performance improvements were offered.     

For the exterior, by 2016 the model featured chrome matrix radiator grille, 20” 6 Tri-spoke alloy wheels, with black painted callipers, and oval chrome exhausts. Black brand logos and W12 C pillar badges completed the look.

In the interior a full range of 17 hide colours, five colour splits and either Burr Walnut or Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus veneer were available as standard. The Flying Spur also included Comfort Specification as standard, including front and rear seat massage and ventilation, front seat rolling nose adjustment and front passenger seat movement controlled from the rear compartment.

The Flying Spur W12 featured a 6.0 litre twin-turbocharged powerplant, with an efficient Variable Displacement System. This W12 engine was recalibrated to achieve improved power and speed over time, and by 2016 delivered 616 bhp [625 PS] and a maximum torque of 800 Nm, reaching 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds, [0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds] and a top speed of 199 mph [320 km/h].

Find a Pre-Owned Flying Spur here.

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