When wanting to experience the bolder side of a performance luxury sedan, look no further than Bentley Flying Spur. Offering the choice of a 4.0 liter V8 gas engine or a 2.9 liter V6 hybrid, we drove the hybrid and found unbridled power at our fingertips.
Photography by: David Lewis Taylor
The Bentley Flying Spur has long been a favorite for the driver who wants peak performance, without compromising comfort, and the Flying Spur S models focus on the pleasure of driving. When the Flying Spur S Hybrid is in sport mode, the engine bay’s sound enhancement matches the car’s more sporting character for the drive, while maintaining low sound levels in the rear cabin. With 25 miles of battery range, it was more than we needed running around the Hamptons, and with that twin-turbocharged V6 engine under the hood switched off, the 134-horsepower electric motor was just what we needed.
In its elegant and sporty design, the absence of bright polished metal highlights encourages the eye to take in the vehicle’s form and perceive it as lower and wider conveying the essence of a sporting Bentley. The black Flying Spur S is a handsome addition to the theme. The effect is complemented by gloss black lower bumper grilles, dark tinted headlamps and rear lights, black quad tailpipe finishers, and distinctive S badging on the front fenders. The grille is black with vertical vanes and a black gloss surround.
Inside the Flying Spur S, you can let your imaginations roam with a choice of performance-focused two-tone color splits, hand-crafted in Crewe’s leather shop using a combination of smooth hide and soft-napped Dinamica. This suede-like material is used for the heated steering wheel, gear lever, seat cushions, and seat backrests, while the leather hide is used for the seat bolsters, door pads, along the instrument panel, and around the console.
Flying Spur S is an unmistakable Bentley with a darker edge. This 2.9 liter V6 hybrid is responsive in all driving modes. Combine that responsiveness with an energic Sport mode to make your driving experience better than you have ever experienced, especially on the curvy, long way home…
The Dark Side