Uprated 12-cylinder produces 626bhp and 605 lb ft; 62mph comes in 4.5sec
Sam Sheehan
7 September 2016

The new Bentley Flying Spur W12 S is capable of 202mph, making it the fastest four-door Bentley yet to make production.

The S uses the familiar W12 engine but power is up to 626bhp and torque 605lb ft, enabling a 4.5sec 0-62mph time despite the all-wheel-drive car’s hefty 2.5-ton kerb weight.

Along with the added performance, the W12 S gets unique interior and exterior styling features and revised suspension settings that are claimed to offer improved body control and handling without sacrificing comfort.

There are also optional carbon-ceramic brakes available with red or black painted calipers.

To mark out its model-topping performance, the W12 S wears a Beluga gloss radiator grille and light surrounds, a rear diffuser and optional carbonfibre veneer.

The car sits on 21in seven-spoke wheels with a new gloss-black finish, or optional 21in five-spoke directional wheels finished in either gloss black or a dark tint.

Our Verdict

Bentley Flying Spur

This second-generation Flying Spur changes tack in its quest to become a slicker limousine

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The cabin gains a unique black finish to the fascia and door trim; a satin carbonfibre finish is optional. There’re also W12 S headrest emblems, W12 S treadplates and a three-spoke Sport Plus steering wheel and knurled gearshift paddles, which are only available as options on other models.

Customisation options for the Flying Spur W12 S’s cabin include 17 diamond-quilted hide colours with contrast stitching and the Sport Plus steering wheel.

Pricing for the new model is yet to be revealed, but expect a significant increase on the £154,900 starting figure of the regular W12 model.

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7 September 2016
Not really a fan of this car, but this model looks quite appealing. Reminds a little of the original Audi RS2, for some reason... Like a Bentley fettled by Porsche.

9 September 2016
Massively more desirable than the Continental. I don't like the crease along the lower doors into the rear wings, I'd get rid of that. Otherwise this is an improvement to an already wonderful car. Estate version would be amazing.

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