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Bentley’s Flying Spur V8 is a junior with clout

Bentley's Flying Spur V8 is proof that "entry-level" is a very relative term

Published on Jun 7, 2014 11:23 AM
 
The Bentley Flying Spur V8 comes in seven standard colours but if none suits you, you can choose from more than 100 others. -- PHOTO: BENTLEY MOTOR CARS

It would be quite churlish to label the latest addition to Bentley's Flying Spur line-up, equipped with a new 4-litre twin-turbocharged V8, as entry-level.

Yes, it may be one of the most affordable routes to Bentley ownership but the term just does not sit well with a car that costs more than three-quarters of a million dollars.

The V8 variant supplements the Spur's existing 6-litre W12 range. If you decide to, in the words of Bentley, "commission" one (like you would a piece of art), the customisation exercise could inflate the Flying Spur V8's price to rival or even exceed its more "elevated" brethren.

If the seven standard exterior colours on offer do not tickle your fancy, you could choose from an extended palette of 110 colours. If those shades still are not quite to your liking, Bentley offers "infinite bespoke" customisation.

 
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Specs

BENTLEY FLYING SPUR V8

Price: To be announced

Engine: 3,993cc 32-valve V8 twin-turbocharged

Transmission: Eight-speed automatic with manual select

Power: 500bhp at 6,000rpm

Torque: 660Nm at 1,750rpm

0-100kmh: 5.2 seconds

Top speed: 295kmh

Fuel consumption: 10.9 litres/100km

Agent: Wearnes Automotive