Crewe’s fast luxury saloon loses over 100kg in the switch from W12 to V8 power. Does fewer cylinders mean greater driver appeal?
The 2021 Bentley Flying Spur is a thing of loveliness. The 6.0-litre W12 version of Bentley’s luxury saloon has already been launched and we already think it’s fabulous and has little to fear from the luxury rivals like the Rolls-Royce Ghost.
But Bentleys often get better when they receive the smaller, lighter, 4.0-litre V8 engine instead. And this is that version.
The Flying Spur V8 is cheaper than the W12 but barely any slower. It costs from £156,130 in the UK and because it has 542bhp and 568lb ft, it’s still capable of 0-60mph in 4.0sec and a top speed of 198mph.
Join Matt Prior as we discover just how competitive the new Flying Spur V8 is. Is it this year’s luxury sedan to beat?