These days, there are several ways to get to 200 mph in a car, but the Bentley Flying Spur W12 S might just be the most extravagant. The UK luxury automaker has revealed its fastest sedan yet ahead of a debut at this year’s Paris Motor Show.
The S to the Flying Spur W12 means “super,” evidently, as the estate creates 626 horsepower and 605 pound-feet of torque from a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter W12 engine. Put the hammer down and you’ll see 60 mph arrive in just 4.2 seconds and the speedometer settle in at 202 mph (provided enough runway). Not only do those specs make this the fastest-ever Bentley four-door, it’s the only one to crack the 200 mph mark.
The Flying Spur’s massive motor delivers power to all four wheels (with some rear-wheel bias) via an eight-speed automatic transmission. The suspension is stiffer than that of the regular Flying Spur, though Bentley stresses that it still provides unrivaled comfort. For additional sportiness, carbon ceramic brakes are available at an extra cost.
Visually, the S-edition Flying Spur is distinguished by a gloss black trim on the grille, around the windows, and below the trunk lid. It also receives blacked-out lights on both ends, and a sportier-looking front bumper. Black, 21-inch alloy wheels, a model-specific emblem on the D-pillar, and a rear air diffuser round out the performance styling tweaks.
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Inside, passengers are treated to the same quilted leather seats as the standard Spur, but with additional leather color options. Also included is a three-spoke sport steering wheel, knurled gear lever, and black trim. Carbon fiber trim on the dashboard and the door panels is available at a higher price point. Standard goodies include a Wi-Fi hot spot and touch infotainment display that pops out from the rear center console at the push of a button, allowing the occupants enjoying the Spur’s couch-like rear bench to adjust the climate control settings and navigation.
The Bentley Flying Spur W12 S is scheduled to arrive before the end of the year. Pricing information hasn’t been announced yet, but as the regular Flying Spur starts at over $200,000, the range-topper will likely carry a solid premium.
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