Bentley has unveiled its newest ultra-luxury ride called the Flying Spur First Edition at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Gala. The vehicle was auctioned off to support the fund-raising that the charity hosted at the inaugural Midsummer Party, Picozzi’s Villa Dorane on July 24. The car promises “astounding attention to detail” along with sculpted surfaces and intelligent technology.
The Flying Spur First Edition is limited to 12 months of production and is meant to be rare, collectible, and luxurious. While some will never drive the Bentley they own, this one has impressive performance for those who do drive. Bentley promises the car will reach 60 mph in 3.7 seconds.
The car features an Active All-wheel drive system with All Wheel steering for engaging driving dynamics. The engine is a W12 mated with an 8-speed ZF Dual-clutch transmission that gives smooth acceleration and fast gearshifts while allowing for fuel economy and emissions.
The Flying Spur First Edition will have First Edition Fascia badges that feature a Union Jack flag with a numeral one on it. All First Editon cars will include interior and exterior features that are normally optional as standard. The Flying B mascot has been redesigned with this car for the first time since 1959. The wings illuminate, and the mascot deploys electronically when the owner approaches and unlocks the car.
The Touring Specifications includes lane assist, night vision, HUD, and adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist. The car has configurable mood lighting with seven colors in two variations – vibrant or muted. There are single veneer wood options for the car and dual finish veneers over Grand Black. New wheel designs include 22 inch Mulliner Driving Specification alloy wheels. The buyer gets to work with the design team to create their car from the available exterior and interior options.