The 2021 Bentley Flying Spur Will Get A V8!
About time, I'd say!
The W-12 Bentley Flying Spur is phenomenal. It's very comfortable, ridiculously quick off the line, and surprisingly good at corners. It's a 626-horsepower monster, with the most luxurious leather you've ever seen. Some may call that overkill and now, for them, there is the 2021 Flying Spur V-8.
Bentley will be offering its twin-turbocharged V-8 engine, which is also available in the Continental GT and Bentayga, in the Flying Spur luxury sedan as a lighter and cheaper alternative to the existing W-12 model. The British automaker says it's adding the more driver-focused powertrain because it's seeing a change in customers actually driving their Flying Spurs instead of being driven around in them.
The twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and produces 542 horsepower and 569 lb-ft of torque. Bentley claims a 0-60 launch in 4.0 seconds and a top speed of 198 mph.