Bentley introduced a special edition of its luxurious Flying Spur – the V8 S Black Edition.
First debuted in 2005, the Bentley Flying Spur has evolved beautifully throughout its production journey.
The addition of the Mulliner Driving Specification option in 2007, various models for the elegant yet powerfully built W12 engine, and several limited market edition releases, are part of the refined maturation of this classic model.
The British manufacturer’s decision to add in the intriguing Flying Spur V8 S Black edition is for customers to have an additional option when seeking robust aesthetics in a luxury high performance sedan. The edgy Black Edition offers a range of subtle upgrades, including an improved drivetrain as well as visual updates which validates the handle of this sophisticated muscle.
The interior introduces new features such as split-colour seats with brand new stitching and a three-spoke Sport Plus steering wheel. In corroboration with the name, Piano Black veneer comes as standard.
The unique interior is dominated by a single tone with bold, contrasting stripes of stitched leather hide that frame the four seats’ centre panels, running up and round the headrests. The same accent colour is matched by the contrasting headliner bow that runs through the centre of the roof.
For the exterior, the Flying Spur V8 S Black Edition is applied with gloss bright ware in place of the usual chrome on the grille. The window surrounds, headlights and taillights, headlight washer caps, and door-handle inserts are all given the dark treatment.
The glossy black seven-spoke 21-inch wheels are exclusive to this Black Edition and comes with an option of black or red-painted brake calipers. The outlook interprets a strong aggressive tone, which compliments the ferocious V8 engine of this current model.
The 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine creates 521 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque, which propels the Flying Spur to 100km/h in 4.9 seconds and can carry on to a top speed of 306km/h. This V8 S is lighter and more agile than the previous models of W12, and the wheels are powered through an eight-speed ZF transmission.
Power from the engine is delivered by the vehicle’s all-wheel drive system and a 40:60 rear-biased torque split for ease of control in all driving conditions.
Finally, the Mulliner Driving Specification comes as optional, and in the case of the Flying Spur V8 S Black Edition, it will come with diamond-quilted hides in the seat and door panels, with contrast stitching for a modern look on a classic vehicle.
Externally, Mulliner Driving Specification gives customers the additional option of two 21-inch five-spoke Directional Sports wheel finishes in gloss black or dark tint.
Visit singapore.bentleymotors.com for more information. The Bentley Singapore Showroom is at 45 Leng Kee Road Singapore 159103. Tel: +65 6378 2628.