Bentley has unveiled their new Flying Spur V8 S, ahead of its official debut at the 2016 Geneva motor show. Visually, the Flying Spur V8 S is distinguished from other variants with black mesh for the grille, new 20″ alloy wheels and a darker interior treatment, which includes piano black wood inlays. Buyers will also be able to specify 21″ alloys, tinted head and tail-lights, blacked out wing mirrors, and semi-aniline leather upholstery.
Under the bonnet sits Bentley’s 4.0L twin-turbo V8 engine – seen previously in the Continental GT V8 S coupe and convertible. But the one found in the Flying Spur V8S’ engine bay is more powerful – delivering 389kW (522hp) of power and 680Nm (502lb-ft)of torque to all four wheels, with a 40:60 front-to-rear torque split. Bentley says the V8 S will be capable of hitting 0-100km/h in just 4.9 seconds and go on to a top speed of 306km/h – impressive numbers for a car of this size and weight. Slightly cash-strapped buyers can always opt for the Flying Spur V8, which is 0.3 seconds quicker to 100km/h.
Bentley has also fitted the V8 S with a new suspension setup that’s said to improve both handling and body control. The company has tweaked the throttle and transmission for sharper responses, while there’s also sportier tuning for the stability control system.