Bentley now offers a V8 version of the Flying Spur, as an alternative to the W12.

Bentley launched the new Flying Spur at the end of 2019 with a twin-turbo W12 of 635hp as its sole engine. The British manufacturer is now adding to the range of its large sedan a V8 engine, already offered for the Continental GT and Bentayga. This 4L block of displacement develops 550hp, and up to 770Nm of torque available between (almost) 2,000rpm and 4,500rpm.

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Weighing 100kg less than the W12 model, the Flying Spur V8 is more agile and has better weight distribution according to Bentley. The Crewe manufacturer says it has polished the driving experience after several studies revealing that its customers are traveling less and less in the back, preferring more often to drive their cars themselves. The rear seats are not to be neglected, however, 40% of Bentley owners carrying passengers there at least once a week according to the brand.

Adaptive air suspension and torque control by the brakes are still standard. Active anti-roll bars and rear steering wheels are optional. Aesthetically, the Flying Spur V8 differs mainly from the W12 in its two twin tailpipes. Its price on the French market has not yet been communicated.

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