Bentley Motors is introducing a striking Blackline specification for the all-new Flying Spur – the British marque’s driver-focused four-door model that combines sports sedan agility with modern limousine refinement. This third generation Flying Spur can now be specified with a range of subtle but distinctive features. Much of the brightwork on the exterior of the car is replaced with Blackline trim, which creates an even more powerful road presence.
This includes the iconic Flying B mascot, radiator vanes, matrix grilles, side window surrounds, and lower door and rear bumper blades. The front and rear light bezels, door handles, wing vents and the exhaust outlets also receive the same distinguished, darkened treatment. Standard fit on the Blackline specification is 21” tri-spoke alloy wheels, with 22” Mulliner Driving Specification wheels as an option. There are 17 standard exterior colours, as well as a further 13 extended range colours at launch.
The Blackline specification has already proven extremely popular with customers of the new Continental GT. Since the beginning of the year, up to 30 percent of all GTs sold, depending on the model, have been Blackline. Meanwhile, the all-new Flying Spur is a ground up development that combines the highest levels of technology and craftsmanship and it has been designed, engineered and handcrafted in Britain during Bentley’s centenary year.
Created on an entirely new platform, the Flying Spur blends a bold road presence with world leading interior quality and design, plus innovative customer-focused technology. Handcrafted in Crewe, England, the latest generation pushes the existing boundaries of refinement and attention to detail. Bentley’s design team totally reinvented the classic look of its predecessor and yet the new model boasts a stronger road presence courtesy of its sculpted, more muscular proportions. Unique, cut-crystal effect LED matrix headlamps are complemented by a retractable Flying B mascot, available for the first time on the modern-day Flying Spur.
Inside the handcrafted cabin, newly designed, supremely comfortable seats are available in 15 hide colours, with Bentley’s ‘Wing’ theme stylised across the dashboard and lower fascia. The floating centre console houses a customisable 12.3-inch HD touchscreen and sculpted vents, as well as wireless charging for mobile telephones. The Bentley Rotating Display offers the driver the option of three different dashboard types, rotating at the push of a button. Three-dimensional, diamond-quilted leather door inserts, exclusive new wood veneer options and subtle mood lighting blend effectively to offer the ultimate travelling environment.
With a totally new and advanced aluminium and composite chassis, the Flying Spur features Electronic All-Wheel Steering for the first time on a Bentley, coupled with Active All-Wheel Drive and Bentley Dynamic Ride, plus a host of new Driver Assistance Systems. Flying Spur’s ample power is supplied from an enhanced version of Bentley’s renowned 6.0-litre, twin-turbocharged W12 engine, combined with a dual-clutch eight-speed transmission. The new TSI engine delivers 474kW and 900 Nm with a 0-100 km/h time of 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 333 km/h.