Bentley will unveil a new addition to its Flying Spur range, one that is ‘tuned for power and performance’: the new V8 S[Not a valid template]
Amidst all the excitement of the new Bentayga, Bentley has announced that a more powerful ’S’ version of the Flying Spur will make its debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The new model will slot into the range between the standard V8 and the flagship W12.
The new ’S’ uses the same 4-litre twin-turbo V8 but brings with it 20bhp extra, boosting the overall output to 521bhp. Torque is a sizeable 680Nm (502b ft), meaning the new limousine will sprint from 0-100kph in 4.6 seconds (three-tenths quicker than the standard V8) and on to a top speed of 305kph. Revisions to engine and eight-speed automatic transmission calibration should sharpen throttle response and make power more accessible lower down the rev range. And while it should not (hopefully) affect overall ride comfort, tweaks have been made to the adaptive dampers and a ‘new responsive suspension tuning’ to further improve road holding.
On the outside, Bentley has added a new radiator grille in black, a revised rear diffuser and some new 20in alloy wheels. Inside stays largely the same, save new piano-black wood veneer and two-tone seats with ‘V8 S headrest stitching’.
Customer deliveries are set to take place during the summer, and while prices are not set to be announced before Geneva, expect the Flying Spur V8 S to vault over the $215K mark.