2017 Bentley Flying Spur W12 S revealed ahead of Paris debut
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The Bentley Flying Spur W12 S has been revealed overnight ahead of its debut at the Paris motor show next month.
The new Flying Spur W12 S has a more powerful version of the company’s 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine, now pumping out 467kW of power and 820Nm of torque, with peak torque available from 2000rpm.
For those keeping score at home, the W12 S is up 7kW and 20Nm on the regular Flying Spur W12. Drive is sent to the ground via an all-wheel drive system with 40:60 front-to-rear torque split.
Foot to the floor, the W12 S is able to sprint from 0-100km/h in 4.5 seconds, or 0.1 of a second faster than regular Flying Spur W12. The W12 S is also the first Bentley four-door that’s able to break through the 200mph (322km/h) barrier, with a top speed of 325km/h.
The W12 S rides on seven-spoke 21-inch gloss black wheels, or optional five-spoke 21-inch rims. These are paried with 265/45 Pirelli tyres at both ends.
Visually, the W12 S is distinguished from lesser Flying Spur models by the glossy black finish applied to the grille, window edges, door handle and rear bumper inserts, mirrors, and rear diffuser. There’s also ‘S’ badging on the C-pillar, and tinted head- and tail-lamps.
On the inside, the W12 S is fitted with a new finish for the fascia, knurled gearshift paddles, contrast stitching for the diamond-quilt pattern leather used on the seats and door panels, a three-spoke steering wheel, and ‘W12 S’ branding for the headrests and sill plates.
Flying Spur W12 S buyers can choose between one of 17 shades of leather for the car’s contrasting leather inserts.
Bentley will begin delivering the new Flying Spur W12 S to customers at the end of the year.