New 2023 Bentley Flying Spur Speed -with 6.0-Liter W-12!
2023 Bentley Flying Spur Speed – Overview
The new 2023 Flying Spur Speed, which debuts as a more performance-focused variant of the great cruiser, completes the portfolio of Bentley’s last remaining sedan.
Here are the major highlights:
- The well-known 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W-12 engine, which generates 626 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque, powers the 2023 Bentley Flying Spur Speed.
- Dark trim, distinctive 22-inch wheels and numerous speed insignia distinguish the Speed.
- The original $200,000 Flying Spur no longer includes the W-12, and the new Speed is anticipated to sell for about $80,000.
After May, when the manufacture of the basic Flying Spur W-12 ends, it will also be the only option to obtain a Flying Spur with the W-12 powerplant unless you wish to go through Bentley’s considerably more expensive Mulliner customizing program.
The 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W-12 engine has not changed; it continues to produce 626 horsepower, an increase of 84 horsepower over the S model’s V-8 engine, and 664 pound-feet of torque.
A 2020 W-12 completed the 60 mph run in 3.5 seconds, contrary to the 3.7 seconds claimed by Bentley. However, the advertised top Speed is still 207 mph.
Like other Flying Spurs, the Speed has a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission and includes rear-wheel steering and all-wheel drive as standard equipment.
The Speed also has the Bentley Dynamic Ride system, which uses a 48-volt electrical system to alter the anti-roll bar’s rigidity to maintain the Flying Spur’s levelness through turns.
In addition, the Continental GT’s 16.5-inch iron front brake discs, which Bentley claims are the largest in the world, provide stopping power.
The front brake calipers are finished in red with the Bentley logo, but a black finish is also available for an additional fee.
The speed variant’s front grilles, headlights, and taillights have a dark hue that sets it apart from lesser Flying Spurs.
In addition, the front fender is adorned with speed emblems, and special 22-inch wheels are available in dark tint, gloss black, and silver finishes.
The Speed additionally comes with jeweled gasoline and oil filler lids, and a second 22-inch wheel option is available in Pale Brodgar satin.
The opulent interior features “Dinamica Pure,” a material Bentley claims is made of 73 percent recycled polyester, while the number of leather color options increases from five to fifteen.
The standard for the trim is Piano Black veneer, although Crown Cut Walnut, Dark Stained Burr Walnut, or Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus can be substituted for it at no extra cost.
New performance infotainment graphics, according to Bentley, were influenced by expensive chronograph watches.
Inside, there are more Speed emblems to be seen, and the badges are lighted on the door sills.
According to Bentley, one in three Flying Spurs in the US and Europe will likely be a Speed.
No pricing information was provided, but it should be substantially more expensive than the base V-8 vehicle’s estimated price of $200,000, with the Speed versions adding $80,000 to the Continental GT and Bentayga model ranges.