Bentley Motors has announced the introduction of a new model to its range – the Flying Spur V8 S. Taking its place between the Flying Spur V8 and family flagship W12, the V8 S is tuned for power and performance, with increased engine output and revised suspension offering a more focused, precise driving experience. The Flying Spur V8 S features a number of sporting styling cues which hint at its new and improved sporting capabilities.
Wolfgang Dürheimer, chairman and chief executive of Bentley Motors, said: “The Flying Spur remains unrivalled in its ability to combine class-leading comfort with remarkable dynamic ability. It’s the perfect choice for the customer who wants ultimate refinement as well as an exhilarating, spirited drive.”
The V8 S features a 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 with 521 horsepower and 502 lb.-ft and Bentley claims it is enough to get the V8 S up to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds and it won’t stop till it reaches 190mph. The car’s throttle response has been sharpened, and the suspension has been tuned to decrease body roll and make sure the V8 S handles better. The adaptive dampers have also been tuned, however Bentley promises that “limousine-smooth ride” will not be affected.
The Flying Spur V8 S comes with 20-inch wheels, a black grille, and V8 S badging. The first customers will receive their orders starting this summer.