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
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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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