Bentley Flying Spur W12 S: Meet the 200mph-plus four-door
Sep 08 2016
Marking out the Flying Spur flagship are a black radiator grille, black light surrounds, a rear diffuser (on a Bentley!) and new "W12 S" badges. That's enough to send Bentley's big sedan from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 4.2 seconds, and on to a top speed of 202 miles per hour. Full torque is available from just 2,000 rpm, making for a totally effortless driving experience.
In addition to more power, the Flying Spur W12 S has been given a suspension tune for improved traction and handling, while optional carbon ceramic brakes (with either black or red painted calipers) provide even better stopping power.
Bentley has yet to release pricing for the 2017 Flying Spur W12 S, but it'll surely cost more than the $228,025 non-S W12 model.
"It combines sharper dynamics and an increase in power from our renowned W12 engine with a more assertive exterior and interior design for customers looking for a Flying Spur with extra attitude". Front and rear lamps now get a dark tint.
The cabin gains a unique black finish to the fascia and door trim; a satin carbon-fibre finish is optional.
Buyers can choose between 21-inch seven-spoke alloy wheels in a new gloss black finish or an optional 21-inch Sports five-spoke.
The interior also focuses on a sporting aesthetic, providing a wider color palette and unique stitching.
The Flying Spur comes complete with a suite of onboard technology to make it an ideal place for work or relaxation on the move.
Though Bentley says that this vehicle is meant to be driven, it still outfits the backseats with the plenty of luxury appointments including the Touch Screen Remote system, allowing the rear passenger to control the car's climate and infotainment systems from the back. You see, as we found our during the time we spent with the 2014 Bentley Flying Spur W12, when you put your foot down, there's a slight hesitation before the W12 decides to allow you to fully dig into its resources and we expect the new calibration to have taken care of this.