Options are always welcome when buying a Bentley, right? Now customers have a new model option they can choose from when at the dealership, the Flying Spur V8 S.
Unveiled today, this new model sits between the Flying Spur V8 and the flagship W12. It comes with a boost in power to its twin-turbo V8 engine, which now pumps out 521 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque, a modest increase over the standard V8’s 500 hp and 487 lb-ft. This additional muscle powers the V8 S to 0-62 mph in 4.9 seconds, a 0.3-second reduction over the V8.
Bentley Flying Spur V8 S Specs
- Engine: Twin Turbo 4.0-liter V8
- Horsepower: 521 bhp
- Torque: 502 lb-ft
- 0-62 mph: 4.9 seconds
- Top Speed: 190 mph
- Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic
- Driveline: All-Wheel Drive
Bentley made quite a few modifications to the V8 engine and transmission, all of which make for better throttle response and more power at-the-ready when at lower revs. What’s pretty interesting is that even with all of these changes, it still has decent fuel economy, rated at a combined 25.9 mpg.
To compliment the added power, the English automaker has also added a new slew of optional features. Now available to both the W12 and V8 S models is a semi-aniline hide option, which Bentley states in the press release is the “high-quality hide available in the automotive industry.” They have also added new straight-fluting on the leather seats, along with a small diamond quilting pattern to the Mulliner Driving Specification.
An MSRP or release date has not been mentioned yet, but they will be debuting the Bentley Flying Spur V8 S at the Geneva International Motor Show in early March.