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Bentley is accustomed to producing business-class airliners for the road in a tedious, workshop-worthy fashion suited to the noblest and wealthiest modern corporate aristocracy. At a time when the jet-setting crowd is flying eco-friendly hybrids and talking lyrically about fuel efficiency, comes the grand entrance of pomp and circumstance worthy of the Flying Spur Speed ​​- the Bentley of fastest, most powerful and most expensive production four-door ever made.

Understated but dignified exterior design

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Although handcrafted like the Bentleys of old, the Flying Spur Speed ​​is crafted in high-gloss carbon fiber with one of two specifications: Styling and Blackline. According to a press release from Bentley, the styling specification includes a carbon fiber front splitter, side skirts with metallic Bentley badging, a rear diffuser and a slim trunk-mounted spoiler.

The Blackline specification offers a contemporary alternative where most of the chrome exterior accents like the Flying “B” ornament, matrix grilles, vents and door handles are replaced with dark, distinguished Blackware for a more sinister look.

The Flying Spur Speed ​​also gets iconic “Speed” badging on the lower fenders and a choice of 22-inch Speed ​​wheels in various grayscale designs or optional 22-inch sport alloy wheels in satin finish Brilliant or pale black brodgar. Even under the hood is dazzled, as the new Speed ​​variant features bejeweled fuel and oil filler caps to add a touch of pricey exclusivity.

Performance at the height of sumptuousness

What makes the Bentley Flying Spur Speed ​​even more exclusive is that it is the latest version of the four-door grand tourer to receive the iconic 6.0-litre W12 twin-turbo engine, as the Flying Spur W12 Standard was discontinued in May. With 84 hp and 96 lb-ft of torque more than the 4.0-liter V8 in the “S” trim, the Flying Spur Speed’s 626 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque comes on a flattering platter. ‘silver.

Although it weighs 2.8 tons and is six inches wider than the Chevrolet Suburban, the Flying Spur Speed ​​has the athleticism to go from 0-60 in 3.7 seconds at a truly astonishing top speed of 207 mph, making it the fastest sedan ever. Yet these numbers are not for your driver to show off in the valet lot. The Flying Spur Speed ​​is decidedly a driver’s car.

Mechanically linked to the exceptional Continental GT coupé, Bentley has refined the suspension and steering configurations. Now the Flying Spur Speed ​​features all-wheel steering, brake-torque vectoring and Bentley Dynamic Ride to electronically change anti-roll bar stiffness on the fly to manage the planetary forces generated by its girth in turns.

To stop the behemoth, the Flying Spur Speed ​​also features 16.54-inch disc brakes up front, the largest steel brakes ever fitted to a production car, which are embossed with the subtle branding Bentley. But the Flying Spur Speed ​​isn’t just an energetic, nimble, road-going battlecruiser; it has all the plushness, gimmicks and exotic trim that any Bentley owner expects.

Decadent interior with modern touches

While the Breitling Mulliner Tourbillon clock is an option for Bentley’s Bentayga SUV, the Flying Spur Speed ​​ditches conventionality and features an all-digital infotainment unit inspired by luxury chronograph watches. Forgiving standard features also include 24-way adjustment for the front seats and 14-way adjustment for the rear seats with heating, ventilation, massage and two memory positions. Benefiting from additional niceties, Bentley fitted the Flying Spur Speed ​​with aluminum sport pedals with “Speed” badges and illuminated “Speed” inner and outer treadplates.

Considering that Bentleys are usually full of expensive exotic materials, the Flying Spur Speed ​​is no different. Bentley has used Dinamica Pure, a 73% recycled polyester textile, extensively for the contact points. Nonetheless, more traditional materials are used in the cabin aside from the standard piano black veneer. Buyers can opt for Dark Stained Burr Walnut, Cut Crown Walnut, or Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus as no-cost alternatives.

How much will the Bentley Flying Spur Speed ​​cost?

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The Flying Spur Speed ​​rounds out Bentley’s opulent model range as it was the only offering that did not include a Speed ​​version, and the company says one in three Flying Spurs in the US and Europe should be the Speed.

Pricing has yet to be revealed, but it’s likely to be as extravagant as it looks. According to Bentley Newport Beach, the base “S” model is north of $200,000, and buyers can choose those with well over $100,000 in additional amenities. According to Bentley Newport Beach, the Speed ​​version costs at least $80,000 for the Continental GT and Bentayga; therefore, the Flying Spur Speed ​​will most likely be in the $300,000 range.

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