If you’re in the midst of customising your new Bentley Continental Flying Spur – in that we mean Crewe’s all-new four-door grand tourer (as they would like to call it), it might be wise to checkout the Blackline specification on the configurator.
For an additional £3,550 in the UK, Bentley will swap most of the exterior brightwork with a darkened Blackline trim; from the grille, window surrounds, door handles, wing vents, bumper blades, the bezels on the lighting equipment, even the powered flying ‘B’ hood ornament!
The Blackline specification also brings with it 21-inch five tri-spoke alloy wheels, with the option of upgrading to 22-inch Mulliner Driving Specification items. As is already customary at Bentley, you can choose from 17 different exterior hues for the new Flying Spur, on top of the 13 extended range colours shown during its launch in June.
Bentley says that the Blackline specification is proving to be a popular choice with up to 30% of Continental GT customers opting for this subtly sporty but tasteful trim. We can understand why.
The third-generation Flying Spur is built on an aluminium composite chassis featuring all-wheel steering for the very first time on a Bentley. Power is courtesy of the updated 635 hp and 900 Nm 6.0-litre, twin-turbo W12 engine, mated to an 8-speed transmission driving all four wheels. The 2.4-tonne super limo will accelerate from idle to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 333 km/h.