Before the all-new Bentley Flying Spur entered the minds and consciousness of automotive connoisseurs, the English carmaker gave us a glimpse of the vehicle’s unique 3D textured leather upholstery, which is evidently the first production car in the world to be equipped as such.
But now that the cat is out of the bag, Bentley revealed they are making a limited-edition Flying Spur First Edition. Making it more special is the chance to create your very own bespoke Flying Spur First Edition through Bentley’s exclusive Co-Creation Luxury Service.
So if you’re interested in buying a 2020 Bentley Flying Spur, better make it a First Edition.
Bentley will only make the Flying Spur First Edition for 12 months
That’s right. The 2020 Bentley Flying Spur First Edition is limited to only 12 months of production. This makes it one of the rarest and most premium luxury cars you can buy today. In fact, Bentley says the new Flying Spur is conceived to be the best luxury grand touring sedan.
The first Bentley Flying Spur First Edition will be auctioned at a fund-raiser
The ultra-exclusive Bentley Flying Spur First Edition will be revealed for the first time in a Foundation Gala on July 24th. The car will eventually be auctioned with proceeds benefitting the Elton John AIDS Foundation Gala.
It has a roaring twin-turbo W12 motor
The engine is what makes the Bentley Flying Spur really special. The First Edition also receives the formidable 6.0-liter W12 twin-turbocharged motor with 626-horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque.
With this engine, the Bentley Flying spur charges from 0 to 60 mph in an unbelievable 3.7-seconds. It’s a marvelous feat given the new Flying Spur weighs around 5,370 pounds (approximately 2,435 kg.). This gargantuan engine also allows the car to reach a top speed of 207 mph (333 km/h).
And you know what, this effectively makes the new Bentley Flying Spur the fastest sedan in the world – apart from the fact it’s also one of the most luxurious and opulent vehicles on the planet.
The engine is mated to a new 8-speed dual-clutch automatic sending power to all four wheels. The new all-wheel-drive system in the flying Spur features an electronically-controlled clutch pack. In normal/standard driving, the Flying Spur is essentially a rear-wheel-drive car. When it detects slip, the system diverts torque to the rear wheels for better handling. Of course, the torque split also depends on the chosen driving mode.
It also comes with rear-wheel steering and air suspension
The Bentley Flying Spur also receives an electronic rear steering system to further improve handling and stability. The suspension features larger air springs with 60% more air volume than the previous model. The car also comes with an active-roll system that stiffens the sway bars using a 48-volt actuator.
The Bentley Flying Spur First Edition comes with exclusive features
Since we’re talking about a limited First Edition model, it has to stand out from a conventional Flying Spur. The car receives a First Edition exterior badge along with a First Edition Fascia badge in the form of a Union Jack flag with number 1 in the center. You also get First Edition Winged Emblems that are embroidered into the headrests and First Edition treadplates with the same Union Jack flag motif.
The Flying Spur First Edition is also the first Bentley model to feature an electronic Flying B hood ornament. It’s the first appearance of the Flying B mascot since 1959. The hood ornament deploys automatically as you approach or lock the vehicle. The hood garnish also features illuminated wings to make your vehicle stand out from lesser Bentley models.
There’s also a redesigned panoramic sunroof that tilts and slides rearwards over the fixed top panel. Standard on the Flying Spur First Edition are 22-inch Mulliner Driving Specification alloy wheels, the special 3D textured leather appointments, interior mood lighting, and the brilliant Bentley Rotating Display in the dashboard. The Touring spec adds cutting-edge driver assistance including a heads-up display, adaptive cruise control, lane assist, and a night vision system.
Prices for the new Bentley Flying Spur and Flying Spur First Edition are yet to be announced. However, we’re expecting the base price to hover around $230,000 to $250,000. Deliveries begin in early 2020.