Bentley aficionados have much to anticipate, as the all-new Flying Spur finally arrives in Thailand, with a first-ever exclusive test-drive experience. Brought in by none other than AAS Auto Service Co., Ltd., — Thailand’s only official dealer, sole authorised importer and distributor of Bentley Cars — the definitive four-door grand tourer comes with a set of pretty impressive specs that are enough to make even the most discerning luxury car enthusiast swoon.
Sleek, Sublime Exteriors
Especially designed to please both driver and passengers alike, the 2020 rendition of Bentley’s Flying Spur comes with a distinctive look and feel, along with a darker, more modern aesthetic. Built on an entirely new platform, its athletic stance comes from a pushed-up front axle, which extends the wheelbase for more elegant, muscular proportions — highlighted by the marque’s latest generation cut-crystal effect LED matrix headlamps, and wrap-around lamps at the rear, that incorporate the ‘B’ motif. The design features new 21 and 22-inch wheel designs, which further enhance the Flying Spur’s personality and prowess.
The full length of the roof is occupied by an optional panoramic glass sunroof, which — when retracted — fills the interior with natural light for an incredible Grand Touring experience. True Bentley lovers will fall for the details, such as how, for the first time ever on a modern-day Flying Spur, the retractable Bentley ‘Flying B’ mascot rises proudly on the nose of the model. Electronically operated, it rises from beneath the striking Bentley badge.
Spacious Interiors Filled with Cutting-Edge Comforts
Enter the all-new Flying Spur, and you’ll see design lines flowing from the new wing-themed fascia — connecting the front and rear passenger areas in a seamless integration of style. Interiors are, in a nutshell, unmistakably Bentley — offering a smooth marriage of natural and authentic materials, as well as a host of new technologies. A detachable Touch Screen Remote Control sits at the centrepiece of the rear seat experience, operating all major functions, from the blinds, to climate control, and even the rear seat massage. You’ve also got full control over the car’s multi-configuration mood lighting system.
Up front is a unique Bentley Rotating Display — the central feature of an exquisitely crafted dashboard. Here, the HD instrument panel comes with the choice of a 12.3-inch digital touchscreen, beautiful analogue dials, or a digital-detox wood veneer finish for lovers of the classics. As only to be expected of Bentley, the design doesn’t skimp on user experience, offering peerless comfort and refinement. The spacious cabin is enhanced by an extensive list of Single and Dual Veneer wood options, while both front and rear seats now come in new fluted leather seats with diamond quilting. Keep your eyes peeled for the three-dimensional diamond quilted leather door inserts — a world first.
A Technological Tour-de-Force
From three superlative audio systems — including a 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen system and a unique, 2,200W Naim system — to driver assistance services like a Night Vision infra-red camera, state-of-the-art technology is what drives Bentley’s all new Flying Spur. You’ve got everything from Traffic Assist, to blind Sport Warning, a Head-Up Display, and a raft of Advanced Connectivity features — including an integrated Wi-Fi hotspot.
Essentials aside, though, the true tech guru can enjoy additional perks, ranging from the Electronic All-Wheel Steering — a first for Bentley — combined with an Active All-Wheel Drive, and Bentley Dynamic Ride, for a phenomenal handling and ride experience. Another neat advancement comes in the form of new, three-chamber air springs, which offer a much greater range of suspension adjustment that sits between a limousine-style ride, to sporting levels of body control.
A force to be reckoned with, the all-new Flying Spur is powered by an enhanced version of Bentley’s 6.0-litre, twin-turbocharged W12 — mated to an advanced dual-clutch eight-speed transmission for faster, smoother gear changes. The new TSI engine now also delivers a 0-100 km/hour time of 333 km/hour.
Experience the all-new Bentley Flying Spur first-hand through ‘The Ultimate Driving Experience with The All-New Flying Spur’ at Bentley Bangkok’s Flagship Showroom, at CTI Tower, Ratchadapisek Road, Klongtoei, Bangkok. To find out more or book your test drive, call 0 2261 1050. aasautoservice.com