Bentley has a long tradition of blending performance and luxury, and that’s not changing any time soon. In fact, it just received a fat exclamation point with the all-new Bentley Flying Spur.
As with any Bentley redesign, there are no crazy changes going on with the 2020 Flying Spur, but the updates are clear. Up front, the Flying Spur gains new double lighting with a smaller light on the outside, a new wide-mount grille, more ridges on the hood and fenders, and a new lower grille area with a satin surround.
The rear end is pretty much standard, but the taillights don’t wrap around quite as much as before and feature new surrounds, and the bumper gets a redo with a closed-off center section. The rear fenders also get more defined shoulders thanks to bolder and swoopier character lines.
Inside, the 2020 Flying Spur takes on a sleeker look with a more straight-line dash with just one kick-up for the instruments. This creates one continuous trim line that runs around the entire cabin. Bentley continued its interior clean up with lower air vents, a downsized climate-control system, a new steering wheel, and more. Tech is also on point with a 12.3-inch central screen with additional hard keys, and three incredible sound systems: a 10-speaker, 650-watt system; a 16-speaker, 1,500-watt Bang & Olufsen system; and a wild 2,200-watt, 16-speaker by Naim.
While its looks are amazing, what really makes the Flying Spur unique is its performance. It all starts with a 6.0-liter twin-turbo W-12 engine that pumps out 626 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. This launches this massive sedan to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds, which is 0.7 seconds quicker than the previous Flying Spur. Top speed rings in at 207 mph.
Bentley also improved the Flying Spur’s weight distribution, bringing it closer to 50:50, stretched the wheelbase by 5.1 inches, and added all-wheel steering for the first time for carving corners like a pro.
The 2020 Bentley Flying Spur will hit showrooms in early 2020. Pricing remains unconfirmed, but like all ultra-luxury cars like the Flying Spur, if you gotta ask, it’s too much.