Bentley is bringing back a popular option for the new Flying Spur.
After unveiling the all-new Flying Spur back in June, Bentley has announced it's bringing back its popular Blackline specification for the luxury grand tourer. As the name suggests, the new package adds black trim to several exterior elements including the radiator vanes, matrix grilles, side window surrounds, and lower door and rear bumper blades. The front and rear light bezels, door handles, wing vents, exhaust outlets, and even the iconic Flying B mascot also get the darkened treatment.
As standard, Flying Spur Blackline specification models come with 21-inch five tri-spoke alloy wheels, while 22-inch Mulliner Driving Specification wheels are optional. Customers can choose from seven standard exterior colors and 13 extended range colors at launch.
Judging from the success of the new Continental GT's Blackline specification, it should be a popular option for the Flying Spur. As Bentley keenly points out, up to 30 percent of all Continental GTs bought since the start of this year were ordered with the Blackline spec. The Blackline Specification will cost an extra $4,735, but pricing for the Flying Spur hasn't been announced yet.
The all-new Bentley Flying Spur sets new standards for luxury sedans. While it may look similar to its predecessor, it's been built from the ground up on a completely new platform and boasts more muscular proportions and LED matrix headlights with a cut-crystal effect.
Inside the opulent cabin, the Flying Spur features redesigned seats available in 15 hide colors and a floating center console incorporating a 12.3-inch HD touchscreen and sculpted vents, as well as wireless charging for mobile telephones. Three rotating dashboard types can be accessed at the push of a button. For the first time in a Bentley, the new Flying Spur also has electronic all-wheel steering to improve stability.
Powering the new Flying Spur is Bentley's renowned 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 engine that produces 626 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque, paired with a dual-clutch eight-speed transmission. 0-62 mph takes 3.7 seconds before the Flying Spur tops out at 207 mph.