The Flying Spur – Bentley’s flagship supercar has recently been released with a version using a more economical V8 engine. The launch of this new engine option helps Bentley fill potential customer segments in many of their major markets like China and the US.
This smaller V8-powered version will provide Bentley with easy access to markets with high taxes on large engine displacement cars around the world, especially Asia. Along with that, the V8 engine will help the Flying Spur to be up to 100 kg lighter than the W12, giving a “nimble” and sportier driving feel to the “owners” who want to personally handle the super car. mine.
The V8 engine block used by Bentley for the new Flying Spur has a capacity of 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged with the ability to produce maximum power at 542 hp and 770 Nm of torque, available at the lower rpm. 2,000 rpm and maintained to more than 4,500 rpm. With this power, Bentley says their super luxury sedan can accelerate to 100 km / h in just 4.1 seconds before reaching a top speed of 318 km / h.
Not only is it powerful, but the engine is also powered by a mild-hybrid system with 48V power supply to make the car more fuel efficient. The control system can shut off four of the car’s eight cylinders when the engine is running below 3,000 rpm and torque below 235 Nm. The on / off of the four cylinders only takes place in the 20 millisecond compartment, so the driver and passenger will not be able to feel the difference. The result of this process is that the Flying Spur will reduce fuel consumption by 16%, while also increasing the range of the vehicle.
To improve the driving feel of the car, Bentley has brought a series of new systems such as adaptive air suspension system, brake force distribution system, dynamic control system, electric power steering, … Thanks to the use of a 48V electric platform, the car can now integrate active anti-roll technology of the Volkswagen Group. Another system equipped for the vehicle to be more flexible is the rear wheel steering system. In addition to that, the rear wheel drive actively steers the vehicle to become more stable when operating at high speeds.
In the third generation, Bentley’s luxury sedan has an overall larger size than the previous generation with a length of up to 5,344 mm, a width of 1,963 mm, the height of the car is equivalent to the previous generation, reaching 1,488 mm. The car’s wheelbase is also extended by 130 mm, creating more legroom for the rear seats.
Bentley equipped with two side symmetrical lights with crystal LED technology beautiful, similar to the Continental GT sports coupe. Bentley equips the car with a beautiful multi-spoke design, 21-inch size. The Mulliner division is also available to offer a wide selection of 22-inch wheels, among other great designs. Behind, the taillights still keep the design with the familiar B-shaped LED array. Logo “B” placed at the top of the car is now highlighted by the company with the letter B design with two extended wings. More specifically, this logo is also studded with crystal on the two wings with the function of “indenting – showing” against theft.
Inside, the dashboard of the car has a unique 3-mode rotating screen. The car is equipped with a standard sound system with 10 speakers, customers can also choose the higher option with a 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen system with a capacity of 1,500 watts or a set of 19 Naim speakers with up to 2,200 watts. The rear seats are not only wider but also more luxurious with the central cold brewer, touch screen controls for removable sports car, heated seats, electric adjustment, massage, … High-leather interior Available in 15 different color options, along with a variety of wood cladding options.
The Bentley Flying Spur V8 will be on public display for the first time at the Goodwood SpeedWeek event this weekend. The car will start selling early next year at an undisclosed price.
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