Bentley Flying Spur is Now the Recipient of a V8

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But don't think for a moment that it's less of a Bentley without the W12.

If, for whatever reason, you don’t want a W12-powered Flying Spur, then Bentley has a solution for you. Yes, the W12 is more powerful and unique, but not everyone requires that huge output. It’s also a very thirsty engine. So in order to make the Flying Spur as appealing to as a wide an audience as possible, Bentley is now offering it with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 under the hood. All told, this puppy produces a still mind boggling 500 horsepower and 487 lb-ft of torque.

That power is sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed ZF auto box. Performance wise, expect a 0-62 mph time of just 5.2 seconds and a top speed of 183 mph. Bentley claims the V8 Flying Spur can be driven 520 miles on a single tank of gas, providing you drive normally. To differentiate it somewhat from the W12 car, Bentley has added unique chrome exhaust tips, black mesh front grille, and winged brand badges with a red center. 19-inch alloys are standard (20s are optional), and there are seven body colors and four interior finishes to choose from. Also standard is a single-piece rear bench seat, but that can be swapped for fully-adjustable 2+1 layout.

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