2023 Bentley Flying Spur Speed debuts – 6.0L W12, 626 hp, 900 Nm

Bentley has just debuted its latest grand tourer, the Bentley Flying Spur Speed. With this latest addition, Bentley says that it has now completed its portfolio of grand tourers, mirroring that of the Continental GT and Bentayga. According to Bentley, the Flying Spur Speed is the most driving-focused version of the Flying Spur.

Powering the Bentley Flying Spur Speed is a 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12 engine that makes 626 hp and 900 Nm, which is 85 hp and 130 Nm more than the V8-powered Flying Spur S. Paired to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission by ZF, the Flying Spur Speed accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and has a top speed of 333 km/h.

Featuring an active all-wheel-drive (AWD) system, power is mainly sent to the rear wheels. Bentley says the understeer effect experienced with fixed all-wheel drive is virtually eliminated, making the car feel more balanced overall.

The Bentley Flying Spur Speed varies the torque distribution based on the selected Drive Dynamics Mode. In “Comfort” and “Bentley” modes, the system will send up to 480 Nm of torque to the front axle. In Sport, the system limits the available torque to the front axle to 280 Nm. Torque is also managed across each axle via a torque-vectoring-by-brake system.

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Easing manoeuvres in the Flying Spur Speed is an electronic all-wheel steering system that comes as standard. This system also enhances stability at highway speeds. Also equipped on the Bentley Flying Spur Speed is Bentley’s Dynamic Ride System which manages the stiffness of the anti-roll bar.

The exterior of the Bentley Flying Spur Speed features dark tint finishes on the front grilles, headlamps and tail lamps, and signature “Speed” badges on the lower wing. The 22-inch “Speed” wheel is standard, with finishes including Dark Tint, Gloss Black, or silver-painted. A second optional 22-inch “sports design” wheel is also available in Gloss Black or Pale Brodgar Satin. The Flying Spur Speed also includes jewelled fuel and oil filler caps.

Optional for the exterior are Bentley’s Styling Specification and Blackline Specification. These include a carbon fibre front splitter, side skirts, rear diffuser, and a subtle boot lid spoiler.

Step inside the Flying Spur Speed and you will see new performance infotainment graphics that take inspiration from luxury chronographs. The cabin also includes sports pedals, Speed fascia badges and emblems, and illuminated “Speed” inner and outer treadplates.

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The front seats have a 24-way powered adjustment while the rear seats get a 14-way powered adjustment. All seats include heating, ventilation, massage, and two memory positions.

Bentley has also announced that the Bentley Flying Spur Speed will be one of its last models to feature the brand’s W12 engine. In May, Bentley dropped the W12 engine from the standard Bentley Flying Spur. Should customers desire a W12-powered Flying Spur, their options are either the Flying Spur Speed or the Flying Spur Mulliner.



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