Bentley unveils 2020 Flying Spur by Drew Johnson
Highlights include new styling and an all-wheel steering system.
Bentley has unveiled its all-new, third-generation Flying Spur sedan. The latest Flying Spur features a number of technical innovation, including Bentley's first application of all-wheel steering.
The new Flying Spur wears all-new sheet metal, but it's still instantly recognizable as a Bentley. Up front you'll find a prominent grille that's topped with a retractable version of the marque's Flying B logo. Headlights are LED and resemble the units on the Continental GT coupe. The Flying Spur's bodywork features flowing lines and distinct sculpting, giving it a decidedly sporty -- and yet elegant -- overall look.
Inside the Flying Spur you'll find gobs of old-world luxury -- think acres of leather and real wood. But the Flying Spur has gone properly high-tech behind the scenes. The Flying Spur comes equipped with all of the latest semi-autonomous tech, along with a 12.3-inch infotainment screen that can be rotated away at the touch of a button.
Powering the Flying Spur is a 6.0L twin-turbocharged W12 that develops 626 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. An eight-speed dual-clutch transmission sends that power to all four wheels. Bentley says the 5,370 pound Flying Spur can zip from 0-60 in 3.7 seconds and hit a top speed of 207mph.
In order to keep its heft in check, the Flying Spur is equipped with Bentley's Dynamic Ride System and uses a 48-volt system to control the car's adaptive anti-roll bar. The Flying Spur has the largest iron brakes ever fitted to a production car, ensuring it can stop just as quickly as it can accelerate.
Bentley hasn't announced pricing for the new Flying Spur, but the luxury sedan will be available for order beginning this fall. The first deliveries are scheduled for early 2020.