Tuesday, January 19, 2021
News Bentley Flying Spur Now With V8 Power

Bentley Flying Spur Now With V8 Power

Leaner, sharper, and more efficient, the Bentley Flying Spur V8 is for owners who are more hands-on


  • This version of the Flying Spur is for driving enthusiasts.

  • The twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine develops 542 horsepower.

  • Should you prefer 12 cylinders, the W12 is still available.


Bentley vehicles are more about driving and performance than their counterparts over at Rolls Royce. To mark this reality, Bentley has introduced a new boosted V8 engine, shared with the Continental GT, which turns up the Flying Spur’s dynamic appeal.

Bentley’s reasoning behind the introduction of the 542-horsepower and 568 lb.-ft. of torque twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 petrol engine is simple: This engine is designed to please and satisfy owners who prefer to spend time behind the steering wheel as opposed to sitting in the rear.

Bentley Flying Spur V8 | Photo: Bentley

According to Bentley, swapping out the still-available W12 engine for the V8 drops the Flying Spur’s curb weight by 100 kg, improves weight distribution, reduces emissions, and fuel consumption, not to mention that the V8 sounds better. Now, although the 626-horsepower W12 is more powerful, the V8 still pushes the 4-door luxury sedan to 100 km/h in only 4.1 seconds (0-60 mph in 4 seconds).

Member of the Board for Engineering, Dr. Matthias Rabe, comments:
“Based on our research, customer feedback and trends of customer usage, the new Flying Spur V8 has been engineered to deliver driver-focused ability, whilst offering passengers the refinement, comfort and technology expected from a grand limousine. The Flying Spur range is purposeful yet elegant. It has classic Bentley design, best-in-class execution, authentic materials, and attention to detail. The new Flying Spur V8 also includes the latest driver assistance and infotainment systems for enhanced safety, security, and relaxation on every journey. “

Bentley Flying Spur V8 | Photo: Bentley

The new V8 car features, as standard, Adaptive Air Suspension, braking-biased torque vectoring, Drive Dynamics Control, and Electric Steering. To improve on the driving experience, owners can add the 48V electric active anti-roll technology (Bentley Dynamic Ride), and Electronic All-Wheel Steering.

The Bentley Flying Spur is loaded with desirable accessories such as 20-inch wheels, V8 badges, quad exhaust tips, and a number of other visual cues. The cabin is as plush and luxurious as ever with innovative touches such as the industry-first Bentley Rotating Display and much more.

Bentley Flying Spur V8 | Photo: Bentley

Bentley Flying Spur V8 | Photo: Bentley

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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