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Flying Spur W12 S is Bentley's first four-door saloon to cross 321kmph

Flying Spur W12 S is Bentley's first four-door saloon to cross 321kmph
Santosh Nair Santosh Nair Saturday 10 September 2016, 11:21 AM

Say hello to Bentley’s first four-door saloon that can cross the 321kmph mark, the Flying Spur W12 S! It’s quite an achievement when you factor the bit that these cars are exceptionally huge, fully equipped and extravagantly crafted.


Let’s look deeper and find out how Bentley pulled this off. The same bi-turbo 6.0-litre W12 motor (from the W12 version) lurks beneath the hood of the W12 S, but it is tuned to spin out an additional 10bhp and 20Nm of torque. This translates into a total of 626bhp and 820Nm of torque, and is the reason why the W12 S can now nudge 325kmph, and also do the 0-100kmph sprint in 4.5sec (4.6sec for the non ‘S’ version). 

While all that power is sent to both axles, it is the rear end that gets 60 per cent of the engine’s power. Engineers have tuned the suspension to deal with the surplus power, and this has lent the W12 S with more traction and better handling abilities. Bentley will also offer W12 S buyers the optional carbon ceramic brake kit with black or red callipers.

Exterior upgrades to the Bentley Flying Spur W12 S include the use of glossy black on some bits like the front grille and the 21-inch wheels. The head lamps and tail lights now sport a black tint, and the new ‘W12 S’ badge is prominently displayed on the D-pillar. Inside the cabin, one will find the new three-spoke steering wheel with the new gearshift paddles, a new two-tone theme with contrast stitching and diamond quilting, and the ‘W12 S’ emblem on the headrest.

Bentley has not disclosed any details about introducing the Flying Spur W12 S in India, but deliveries in the international market are to set to begin before the end of this year.



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