Bentley announces Flying Spur W12 S

Bentley has revealed a new flagship model, the Flying Spur W12 S.

With increased power, torque and responsiveness, the W12 S will sit at the top of the Flying Spur range, offering a more sporting-focused experience than any other has before.

In fact, it boasts the accolade of becoming the British carmaker’s first four-door model to have a top speed in excess of 200mph. With a 4.2 second 0-60 sprint, there’s no denying that the W12 S will be a game-changer among fast saloons.

This performance is down to the Flying Spur’s 6.0-litre, twin-turbo W12 engine, which, through precise calibration and tuning, boasts an increased power output of 626 bhp and 605 lb/ft. With full torque available from just 2,000 rpm, the W12 S promises a totally effortless driving experience.

Bentley’s traditional all-wheel-drive system delivers power to the road, with a 40:60 rear-biased torque split. A new responsive suspension tune alongside specific damper and stability control calibrations will improve handling and traction as well as providing a more involving, agile drive.

The car’s increased performance and improved dynamic capabilities are embodied in a number of dark styling cues, while a rear diffuser and optional carbon-fibre veneer will give this new model a dramatic appearance.

Chairman and chief executive of Bentley Motors Wolfgang D?rheimer said: “The Flying Spur W12 S is the ultimate luxury performance sedan. It combines sharper dynamics and an increase in power from our renowned W12 engine with a more assertive exterior and interior design for customers looking for a Flying Spur with extra attitude.”

Jack Evans


After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.

September 8, 2016

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