This is a sedan that can match the Mercedes SLS AMG. As the first four-door Bentley to achieve over 200mph (320kph), the Flying Spur W12 S is like the cool uncle you never knew you had — no-nonsense on the outside, but isn’t shy to bust a move or two after a couple of drinks.
The Flying Spur W12 S was conceived in a bid to merge high performance with impeccable craftsmanship. Under the bonnet of the car sits a newly tuned 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine which, coupled with a billion torques (820Nm, to be precise), produces a monstrous 626hp. This means that you’ll need to warn your passengers before you floor the accelerator, because the car — as its name suggests — will take off from its mark and get to 100 kph in just about 4.2 seconds. And while the W12 S might look like a lumbering giant, its sport-focused retuned suspension sees a unique damper and stability control that ensure nimbleness.
Meanwhile, the special sport version sees cosmetic tweaks that incorporate design cues of the Flying Spur V8 S, so passersby don’t confuse this snazzier version with its more “mundane” namesake. Besides tinted tail lights, and black seven-spoke 21-inch wheels, you will also have exclusive W12 S badging — because when you’re driving a car that badass, it’s only right people are well aware of it.
Naturally, the Bentley Flying Spur W12 S is steeped just as deeply in high-end luxury fittings. A new colour split unique to the model can be customised (see above) with a choice of 17 cow hide colours, from the contrasting diamond quilt stitching on the seats to the steering wheel.
• Engine: 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12
• Power: 626hp @ 6000 rpm
• Torque: 820Nm @ 2000 rpm
• Transmission: Seven-Speed Dual Clutch Auto
• Performance: 0-100kph in 4.2 sec
• Top speed: 325kph
• Fuel: 19.2 mpg / 14.7 litres / 100km (combined)
• Release date: December 2016