Bentley has revised the Flying Spur for 2022, by introducing some much more factory-fitted equipment and growing on the saloon’s previously substantial listing of customisation selections. The current design will go on sale later this 12 months, with price ranges starting off from £160,200 for the four.-litre V8 and £177,200 for the six.-litre W12.

Bentley’s greatest update for the 2022 Flying Spur is its “City Specification” offer, which was an optional added on the aged auto. It now arrives as common and provides a host of added engineering, these as an electric powered bootlid, a leading-view digicam, vehicle-dimming mirrors, visitors indicator recognition and puddle lights.

Bentley also fitted its Air Ioniser as portion of the update. The technique pushes negatively charged particles as a result of the Flying Spur’s air conditioning technique, causing dust and contaminants to clump with each other and adhere to the closest area. Bentley says the technique improves the quality of the cabin air and positive aspects the occupants’ “feeling of wellness.”

There is a several much more customisation selections, much too, such as a new Cambrian Gray paint end and a selection of new open up-pore dashboard veneers in either Liquid Amber, Darkish Burr Walnut or Tamo Ash, each and every of which are concluded by hand to preserve the normal grain of the wooden. The system also means that each and every dashboard panel is special to each and every auto.

Bentley also says its engineers have built strides in getting rid of sounds, vibration and harshness from the Flying Spur’s cabin with a new virtual prototyping programme, which can pinpoint any unwelcome sounds in the cabin before the auto is concluded. The company’s engineers can then tweak the seem deadening to match.

Bentley’s quest to generate a absolutely silent inside surroundings for the Flying Spur stems from the company’s founder, W.O. Bentley. Back again in 1930, at the launch celebration for the Bentley 8-Litre, he famously said: “I have generally required to deliver a dead silent 100mph auto, and now I imagine that we have carried out it.”

The virtual prototyping technique has also authorized Bentley to trim some extra excess weight off some forty particular person elements all around the Flying Spur’s chassis. The organization has not disclosed anything at all so vulgar as precise excess weight price savings or performance gains, however – the brand’s concentrate listed here was to boost consolation by providing the suspension fewer mass to haul all around.

As an additional benefit, Bentley also says its virtual prototyping technique is superior for the world. Simon Noble, an acoustic engineer for the manufacturer, discussed: “Virtual Prototyping means fewer prototypes have to be designed, and we lower our testing mileage. It also will help influence the style and engineering of the auto at an early phase and affords important positive aspects in the substantial testing stage.”

This, in turn, cuts back again on waste, which is a essential pillar of Bentley’s Beyond100 company system that will see the manufacturer come to be absolutely carbon neutral by 2030. Just after that the organization aims for its functions in Crewe to be local weather beneficial.

We’re nonetheless on fossil fuels for the time currently being, however, which means the assortment-topping variation of the current Flying Spur will nonetheless be driven by the similar six.-litre W12 engine as the aged auto. The unit makes 626bhp and 900Nm of torque, which Bentley says is more than enough for a 0–62mph time of 3.seven seconds and a leading pace of 207mph.

Just lately, Bentley additional a twin-turbocharged four.-litre V8 to the Flying Spur line-up. With 542bhp and 770Nm of torque on tap, it’s a little bit fewer potent than the W12. Nevertheless, it nonetheless has more than enough grunt to get the saloon from 0–62mph in four.1 seconds, which is many thanks in portion to a 100kg excess weight saving about the larger engine.

Now read through our review of the new Bentley Flying Spur V8