How do you build a car by hand in the age of COVID? That is the most closely guarded secret as the 2021 Bentley Flying Spur production begins today. The world’s only Carbon Neutral car factory is located in Crewe. Using the latest in personal protection, the skilled coachbuilders invest over 100 hours in each car. We now have final performance numbers that show a 0-60 time of 4 seconds with a top speed of 198 mph. Seamless cylinder deactivation happens in 20 milliseconds, or 1/10th the time it takes to blink. Being 220 lbs lighter than the twelve-cylinder model, it has 15% less carbon emissions while offering 441 miles on a full tank.
Bentley has delivered 40,000 Flying Spurs since 2005, and this is the best one yet. No less than 141 employees stitch 3 km of thread to join 350 pieces of leather. You will have 505 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque. The latter is available from 1,700 rpm to 4,500, thanks to the wastegates holding a reserve of boost. Even a slight tip of the pedal erupts into meaty acceleration and smiles per gallon. Click the button below to order yours and stay with us for all your Bentley news.