Bentley expanded Hot steam is flying range with a performance-oriented variant appropriately called Speed. The outstanding sedan from other members of the Flying Spur squad with a powerful W12 engine between the fenders, a more solid chassis setup and a specific design.
Traditionally, the company has given the symbol “Speed” to its driver-focused modelsand Flying Spur earn this badge with a twin-turbo 6.0 liter W12 engine to develop 626 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. For comparison, the next model is the Flying Spur S, which uses a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 542 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque. Bentley pegs the Speed’s 0 to 60 mph time at 3.7 seconds, and the full-size sedan doesn’t stop accelerating until its speedometer shows 207 mph.
The eight-speed automatic transmits the power of the 12 cylinders to the four wheels through the rear-biased all-wheel drive, and achieving Speed’s top speed requires leaving the transmission in sixth position. . The seventh and eighth are overdrive gears used to keep the engine revs relatively low at higher speeds. Four-wheel steering, brake-forced torque control and the 48-volt Bentley Dynamic Ride system help drivers make the most of the extra power. Big brake are also found in the standard features list.
Visually, the Speed has black exterior trim, a “Speed” emblem on the lower part of the fenders, and model-specific 22-inch wheels. Buyers have several options to choose from, including Styling Features and Black Line Specification packages. Inside, the Speed has Dinamica Pure upholstery, a redesigned instrument cluster, sport pedals, 24-way power front seats and 14-way power rear seats. Both rows of seats are heated, ventilated and equipped with a massage function; Bentley argues that performance and comfort are not mutually exclusive. Piano black trim is standard but other woods (like Crown Cut Walnut) are a complimentary option.
Pricing information for 2023 Bentley Flying Spark Speed has yet to be released.