These are not mannered times – even when discussing the world’s most luxurious brands – with Bentley’s latest creation being their first four-door saloon to pass the 200 mph threshold.
This is all thanks to the introduction of the new Bentley Flying Spur W12 S – and that particulate at the end means the biturbo 6.0-liter W12 gets an additional 10 horsepower (7 kilowatts) and 15 pound-feet (20 Newton-meters) for a very healthy Hulkish 626 hp (467 kW) and 605 lb-ft (820 Nm). This has enabled Bentley to cheer up when presenting their first production four door model that can surpass 200 mph, reaching 202 mph (325 km/h) to be more precise. It will also sprint to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 4.5 seconds, a tenth of a second faster than the regular version.
Bentley has an AWD system in place, with 60 percent rear torque distribution for a ‘sure-footed, engaging drive’ – also possible thanks to the reworked suspension and optional carbon ceramic brake kit with black or red calipers. The design has also been altered slightly, they have glossy black body accents and seven-spoke, 21-inch wheels, the headlight and taillight clusters are black tinted and there’s also a lower bumper insert. The Flying Spur V8 S lends the glossy black finish to the front radiator grille, Beluga rear diffuser and the side mirror caps. There are also new “W12 S” badges on the D-pillar. The “cockpit” gets a new three-spoke steering wheel and knurled gearshift paddles, different stitching and the ‘W12 S’ emblem embroidered on the headrest.