Production of the all-new Bentley Flying Spur, the company’s flagship sedan, is now well underway, with the commencement of deliveries set for early 2020.
Customer orders have begun at Bentley’s headquarters in Crewe, England, following completion of over 1.6 million km of development testing, involving the use of 142 prototypes and pre-production cars.
The Bentley Flying Spur will be the most advanced and technically complex Bentley ever built, requiring nearly 200 people to handcraft every Flying Spur through 84 different assembly stages at the company’s factory.
The Flying Spur has been completely reinvented for 2019 to showcase a more purposeful and emotional design.
The new Flying Spur is powered by an enhanced version of Bentley’s 6.0-litre, twin-turbocharged W12, mated to a dual-clutch eight-speed transmission. It has a top speed of 333 km/h, and a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 3.8 seconds.
Separately, Electronic All-Wheel Steering will feature for the first time in a Bentley, combining with Active All-Wheel Drive and Bentley Dynamic Ride – the world’s first 48V electric anti-roll system – to deliver sublime handling and ride quality.
New, three-chamber air springs offer a much greater range of suspension adjustment between limousine-style ride comfort and sporting levels of body control.