Here’s your first look at the new Bentley Flying Spur Speed.
Considering it shares the same glorious twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12 as the Bentayga Speed SUV, which is the current fastest SUV in the world, the all-new Bentley Flying Spur is no slouch. With 626 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque on tap, this setup enables the luxury grand tourer to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 3.7 seconds and hit a top speed of 207 mph. That's supercar-levels of performance, but our spies have discovered that Bentley is preparing an even hotter Speed version of the new Flying Spur.
Visually, the Flying Spur Speed looks nearly identical to the standard version, but the mesh grille and air intakes in the front bumper have been blackened out to give the hardcore grand tourer a more menacing appearance. Our sources also noted that the Flying Spur Speed prototype rides lower to the ground due to its firmer and sportier suspension setup. Quad exhaust pipes at the back round up the visual changes. No photos of the cabin were supplied, but it goes without saying that the Flying Spur Speed's interior will be extremely luxurious.
Intriguingly, the Flying Spur Speed prototype also appears to be adopting a hybrid setup, as there's an extra cap located on the left rear fender for the charging port. What could this mean? Potentially, the Flying Spur Speed could utilize the same 4.0-liter V8 hybrid powertrain as the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, which produces 680 horsepower and 626 lb-ft of torque.
That's enough power to send the four-door sedan rocketing from 0-62 mph in just 3.4 seconds and hit a top speed of 193 mph. If the Flying Spur Speed has the same level of power, it will be one of the fastest grand tourers ever made. No word yet on when the Bentley Flying Spur Speed will be revealed, but we're not expecting it to debut until next year at the earliest.