Bentley’s Flying Spur has big boots to fill, offering not only the British automaker’s option for those who want a big, luxury sports sedan, but also replacing the aging-but-beloved Mulsanne. It does that with beguiling looks and a true focus on attention to detail. While Bentley’s future may be electric, that doesn’t mean the Flying Spur feels outdated today.
Launching initially with only Bentley’s W12 engine, the twelve-cylinder car has been joined for the 2021 model year by a V8 option. Neither is short on power, the W12 mustering 626 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque from its 6.0-liters. The V8’s 4.0-liter uses twin-turbochargers to deliver 542 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque.
Inside, it’s a reminder that Bentley is top of its game when it comes to lavish cabins. The array of options on offer is vast, and that’s before you get into the echelons of bespoke work by the automaker’s Mulliner team. Expect, at a bare minimum, incredible leather, wood, and metal work, along with some of the better technology cherry-picked from the likes of Porsche and Audi.
2021 Flying Spur V8: