The British ultra-luxury carmaker Bentley Motors has finally launched the all new Flying Spur in India at Rs 3.1 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi). Deriving its power from a 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine, the Flying Spur churns out 616bhp and 800Nm of torque, which makes it the most powerful four-door Bentley ever produced. Mated to an eight-speed ZF gearbox, the car touches the 0-100 km/h in mere 4.3 seconds. Bentley Motors has already received 3-4 bookings for the car, which will be delivered to their respective owners soon. Also, the company is hoping to sell a total 50 units within this financial year.
Keeping the starters in mind, the company has lowered the roof-line of the new Flying Spur, while the drag coefficient has been also reduced to 0.29 Cd. In terms of design, the new Flying Spur is a complete transformation that it shares a very little to the outgoing 'Continental' model. The rear tail-lamps are in an elliptic shape, which give the car a uniquely beautiful appearance.
The interior of the car has received an overall 600 new parts, with only grab handles, sun visors, armrest and some of the front console and controls carried over from the outgoing version. Sporting redesigned front and rear seats with much softer and more durable natural high-quality leather, there are twelve different interior shades on offer. The new Flying Spur has been made available in both four and five seat configurations.
The key features offered on the car are a high resolution 8 inches touch-screen interface with Satellite Navigation system and Bluetooth, Voice command for infotainment features, Wi-Fi hotspot, Touch Screen Remote (TSR) for rear occupants, two 10 inches LCD screen installed at the back of the front seats and several others. The new Flying Spur has been claimed to be running 100km in 14.7-litres.
Present at the launch, Mr. Chris Buxton, Regional Manager, India, South Africa & Middle East said, "India is a very important market for Bentley, our association with Exclusive Motors has been really rewarding and goes back a long way. India is the hub of luxury, the country of erstwhile Maharaja's, who were the true patrons of bespoke luxury. We have, in the past received a heartening response from our valued customers and I think the launch of the new Flying Spur will truly delight our loyal and discerning audience. The new model is faster and more powerful than its predecessor, while also featuring enhanced cabin technology and even higher levels of comforts and refinement."