The Bentley Continental Flying Spur is a four-door Grand Tourer that provides space, refinement and style, along with the unmistakeable elegance and build quality with which Bentley is associated. The power of the 4.0 litre V8 petrol engine, meanwhile, delivers astoundingly swift acceleration, balanced by a highly responsive eight-speed transmission and a pliant suspension that delivers excellent ride quality over the most potholed roads.
The Bentley Flying Spur V8 can be discovered in more detail at the Jardine Motors Group dealerships in Essex and Kent.
The rock-solid structure of the Flying Spur, along with multiple airbags, ensures that the driver and passengers are well protected in the event of a collision.
Powerful iron brakes (which can, as an option, be upgraded to Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes), an accomplished four-wheel drive mechanism, and a clutch of stability and traction control systems are designed to prevent dangerous situations before they develop.
Like the conventional Flying Spur, the V8 edition combines the substantial, imposing front profile typical of Bentley models with subtle, neatly proportioned middle and rear sections. The brawny shoulders and side strakes, however, point to the true capabilities of this vehicle and its remarkable powertrain.
Touches such as the chrome “figure of eight" exhaust pipes, along with the red centre of the Bentley crest on the bonnet, provide other clues as to the new heights of performance possible for this edition of the Flying Spur. 19", 20" or 21" alloy wheels come in a variety of styles.
A cabin boasting the customary taste, comfort and durability offers a large number of customisation options for the leather seats and upholsteries, or the wood, chrome and veneer detailing.
Traditional Bentley details such as the 'bulls eye' air vents with 'organ stop' controls are part of the unique ambience, and the rear loadspace of 475 litres will meet the storage needs of most drivers.
The 4.0 litre V8 unit is not the largest in Bentley's arsenal, but the performance it generates when placed into the Flying Spur is considerable.
507PS of power and maximum torque of 660Nm at 1700rpm thrust the vehicle from 0-62mph in 5.2 seconds, and on track days can push it to a top speed of 183mph.
Increases in speed are always swift, smooth and progressive, thanks to the sophisticated eight-speed automatic gearbox.
With combined fuel consumption of 25.9mpg and CO2 output of 254g/km, this engine is also notably fuel-frugal and environmentally friendly for a large, high-performance grand tourer
A huge variety of interior options await Flying Spur V8 owners inside the vehicle, including a DVD-based satellite navigation system, intelligent Park Distance Control, jewel fuel and oil filler caps, and adaptive cruise control. An audio system created by the renowned British company Naim creates crystal-clear sound quality.
|Vehicle length||5299 mm / 208.6 in|
|Vehicle Width||2207 mm / 86.9 in|
|Vehicle Height||(unladen) 1488 mm / 58.6 in|
|Wheelbase||3066 mm / 120.7 in|
|Unladen weight (DIN)||2972 kg / 6552 lb|
|Engine / Cylinders||V8|
|Engine Capacity||3993 cc|
|Max Torque||660 nm @ 1700 rpm|
|Max Power||373 kW @ 6000 rpm|
|Top Speed||183 mph|
|Acceleration||0-60 mph / 4.9 sec|
|Combined cycle||25.9 mpg|
|Urban cycle||17.8 mpg|