New Bentley Flying Spur Blackline Specification Takes All The Flashy Chrome Away
Bentley is introducing the Blackline specification to the Flying Spur’s long list of features, giving customers the option of replacing much of the brightwork on the exterior with blacked-out trim.
That includes everything from the iconic Flying B mascot, radiator vanes, matrix grilles, side window surrounds, and lower door and rear bumper blades, to the front and rear light bezels, door handles, wing vents and the exhaust outlets.
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The new Bentley Flying Spur Blackline Specification also features 21-inch tri-spoke alloy wheels as standard, with a set of 22-inch ones available as an option. Customers can pick between 17 standard exterior colors, in addition to a further 13 extended colors during launch.
Bentley is keen on replicating the success it had with the Blackline specification on the Continental GT, which accounted for 30 percent of all GTs bought since the beginning of the year.
The new Flying Spur claims to be the “world’s most advanced luxury Grand Touring sports sedan” in the market, combining a strong road presence with class-leading interior quality and technologies.
The hand-crafted cabin can be specified with 15 different hide colors and comes with a Rotating Display that can hide the 12.3-inch customizable touchscreen display of the infotainment system, a feature first seen on the Continental GT.
Based on a new chassis, the new Flying Spur comes with all-wheel steering for the first time in addition to all-wheel drive and the Bentley Dynamic Ride suspension, as well as a range of cutting-edge driver assistance systems.
Power is provided by Bentley’s twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12 engine that produces 626 HP (635 PS) and 664 lb-ft (900 Nm) of torque and is paired to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. That makes the new Flying Spur capable of reaching 60mph from a standstill in 3.7 seconds (0-100km/h in 3.8) and hit a top speed of 207 mph (333 km/h).
The new Blackline Specification option for the Bentley Flying Spur is priced at £3,550 in the UK, €3,550 in Europe, and $4,735 in the United States, before taxes.