The tests saw a prototype hybrid sedan Bentley Flying Spur SpeedJuly 10, 2020
Journalists published photos from the hybrid performance tests of the Bentley Flying Spur Speed.
With the cessation of sales of the previously flagship Mulsanne model, the British Bentley raised the status of the Flying Spur sedan in its lineup – now it is he who is the flagship of the brand. This is perhaps the most luxurious brand sedan on sale today. And in addition, it can reach a top speed of 333 km / h, and this despite its considerable weight.
It is possible that the Bentley Flying Spur sedan may have a more productive version of Speed.
The noticed prototype of the British novelty may be an early hint of the appearance of a more powerful version of the model – the car received four exhaust pipes, which we also saw on the “charged” Bentayga Speed crossover.
The difference between this majestic sedan and a luxury crossover is that the Flying Spur prototype seems to have been equipped with a plug-in hybrid powerplant. On the rear wing of the car on the driver’s side there is a fuel tank cap, while another fuel tank cap is on the other side.
If we really have a Flying Spur in front of us with a powerful Speed, it makes sense for Bentley to adapt a plug-in hybrid powerplant for it from the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid. The electrified sports sedan / station wagon combines a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 and an electric motor, with a total power of 671 horsepower (850 Nm).
Nevertheless, we are not completely convinced that the captured prototype is the Flying Spur in the Speed version, since four-stage exhausts are available on the “smaller” models, namely the Continental GT with a V8 engine. It’s possible that the brand’s engineers tested the usual Flying Spur plug-in hybrid, which probably would have had a 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 and a Panamera E-Hybrid electric motor. In this case, the combined power would be 456 hp. (700 Nm).
Not so long ago, our publication wrote that the new Bentley Flying Spur received a four-seater cabin. After the departure of the Bentley Mulsanne, the Flying Spur sedan took the place of the flagship of the British brand lineup. For him, the company has prepared a number of new options.
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