The Wait Is Over: New Bentley Flying Spur Revealed [Photo Gallery]
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The model is actually a significantly refreshed version of the old model launched in 2005. But don't mistake tho for a simple facelift. Bentley has used lighter materials for the body and chassis, resulting in a 50 kg (110 lbs) weight reduction.
Updates to the suspension are sure to make this new Spur more comfortable. After long sessions o testing, Bentley engineers have found the ideal setting which uses 10% softer springs, less stiff anti roll bars and squishy bushes. Combined, they should make this into the magic carpet for all the ages.
Power is now provided by an improved 6-liter W12 engine, tuned to produce 616bhp (625 PS) and 800Nm (590 lb-ft), up from just 552hp (560PS) and 650Nm (479lb-ft). The unit is now mated to a refined eight-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive with 40/60 torque distribution.
This massive car filled with thick wool carpets and lots of cow hides will take just 4.3 seconds to reach 60 mph from a standstill and has a top speed of 200 mph (322 km/h).
Let's talk about luxury for a second. If you're going to trade in your old Bentley for this new one, you're going to feel right at home in it. That's because parts of the cabin, like the armrests and front console have been carried over. However, most of the parts you touch and look at will feel new and modern, especially the dash, steering wheel and infotainment system.
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