Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Great Britain, Bentley’s 2020 Flying Spur is the definitive four-door grand tourer. Visually, the car makes quite a statement, starting with the massive gloss-black radiator matrix grille with bright chrome vertical vanes. Equally eye-catching are the latest generation cut-crystal effect LED matrix headlamps and new wrap-around rear lamps incorporating the Bentley ‘B’ as a motif. On the chrome bonnet strip sits the retractable ‘Flying B’ hood ornament, which is electronically operated and rises from beneath a slick Bentley badge.
Inside, contours inspired by the Bentley wings unify the spacious cabin. Luxurious leather seats are fully ventilated and adjustable and include various massage settings, while the glass-to-glass panoramic sunroof lets the light flood in. Hidden beneath a beautifully veneered fascia, the centre console rotates to reveal an advanced 12.3-inch digital touchscreen digital display when the car is started, featuring apps, media and vehicle information. A further rotation reveals three classic analogue dials with jewel-like chrome bezels, so you can switch up your driving experience.
Intelligent and connected technology has been integrated throughout the vehicle, including precision-crafted touch screens for the passengers in the rear which can operate the blinds, climate control, rear seat massage, the mood lighting system, and more. Meanwhile, the My Bentley Connected Car system makes each journey safer, smarter and more convenient. As for entertainment, there are three superlative audio systems available, including a 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen system and a unique, 2,200W Naim system.
When it comes to the ride itself, the new and advanced aluminium and composite chassis, electronic all-wheel steering, active all-wheel drive, and Bentley Dynamic Ride – the world’s first 48V electric anti-roll system – all combine to deliver phenomenal handling. Another major advance comes in the form of new, three-chamber air springs, which offer a much greater range of suspension adjustment between limousine-style ride comfort and sporting levels of body control.
As for speed, the formidable 6.0-litre, twin-turbocharged W12 is mated to an advanced dual-clutch eight-speed transmission, for faster, smoother gear changes, and delivers a 0-100 km/h time of 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 333 km/h.
In short the 2020 Bentley Flying Spur is a unique fusion of breathtaking performance, contemporary design, and intuitive technology, delivering an enriching experience for both the driver and those who prefer to be driven.
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