Bentley has pulled back the curtains of its new 2021 Flying Spur V8. The luxury automaker’s super sedan has been given a high-performing V8 engine, offering a reduced weight for a more agile and responsive driving experience than its W12 counterpart.
Packing 542 horsepower and 568 pounds of torque, the four-liter turbocharged V8 has a top speed of 198 miles per hour and is capable of a zero-to-62 time of 4.1 seconds. The Flying Spur V8, with its enormous fuel capacity, can take the vehicle over 400 miles on a full tank, and efficiency is a major benefit — a cylinder-deactivation system turns off half the V8 cylinders when power is not required. Furthermore, the new super sedan is 220 pounds lighter than the W12 model, enabling increased agility with a significantly lower carbon footprint.
Bentley’s Flying Spur V8 will roll out at the end of this year in Europe and the U.K., followed by other markets in 2021.
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