British automaker Bentley Motors has launched its ultra luxury sedan, the new Flying Spur V8, in the Middle East.
The luxury sedan brings its 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 engine to the market, introducing the brand’s unique blend of luxury performance to a wider audience of premium customers.
The new model joins the Flying Spur flagship W12, the fastest ever four-door Bentley, and broadens the options for customers looking to upgrade from a premium sedan to the ultra-luxury performance automotive bracket.
The new Flying Spur offers Middle East customers a unique blend of sculpted, sleek coachwork, exquisite craftsmanship and advanced on-board technology. This is coupled with Bentley’s 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine which produces 507 PS (500 bhp/373 kW) and 660 Nm, and powers the Flying Spur V8 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds (0 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds) and on to a top speed of 183 mph (295 km/h). This impressive performance comes with a fuel range of 520 miles (840 km).
The styling of the new Flying Spur V8 is subtly different from its flagship W12 sibling. The chromed exhaust finishers are styled in the trademark figure of eight to signify the alternative powertrain and the famous Bentley winged badge receives the usual red centre to denote the V8 engine.
Neil Wilford, regional manager, Middle East, India and Africa, Bentley Motors, said: “The arrival of the new Flying Spur V8 broadens the options for those customers who are looking to graduate from the premium to ultra-luxury car segment. This car delivers a combination of superior performance and luxury which is unrivalled in its class.
“As one of our most prominent markets, the Middle East will continue to be a key focus for us and as such, we will continue to introduce members of the Bentley family to best serve the desires of our existing and potential customers.”
Also joining the new Flying Spur V8 at regional Bentley dealers this month is the brand’s flagship grand tourer, the Continental GT Speed with enhancements to its performance and refinement.
Bentley’s iconic 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine is now even more potent and produces 635 PS (626 bhp/467 kW) and a record 820 Nm torque. The new Bentley GT Speed coupe reaches a top speed of 206 mph (331 km/h), making it the fastest production Bentley ever, while the convertible reaches 203 mph (327 km/h).
Both new Bentley models are now available at Bentley dealers across eight Middle East markets, a company statement said.