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Bentley's bold new Flying Spur has been redesigned from the ground up

12 June 2019

Bentley hasn't announced pricing for the new Flying Spur, but the luxury sedan will be available for order beginning this fall. At lower speeds, the rear wheels tilt slightly in the opposite direction of the front, to effectively reduce the wheelbase and thus the turning circle of the auto.

The 2020 Bentley Flying Spur is here, and if you've been waiting for a handcrafted luxury sedan that just so happens to do 207 miles per hour, this will probably do the trick.

The new Flying Spur promises to be a much sportier drive than previous models, with sharper turn-in response, less understeer, and better chassis balance.

Built ground up, the new Flying Spur is longer than its predecessor with a wheelbase extended by 5.1 inches which simply means more luxury for the rear passengers who are usually accustomed to such lavishness.

In India, Bentley now sells the Bentayga, the Mulsanne in standard and long-wheelbase forms, and the new Continental GT. The new clutched Active All-Wheel Drive system can deliver two-wheel drive to the rear axle as well as send torque to the front axle when road conditions and wheel slip require it. At higher speeds, the rear wheels stay in the same direction as the front wheels to improve stability. When it comes to slowing, the same vast iron brakes - the largest iron discs in the world, in fact - from the Continental GT are used, with the calipers optionally finished in bright red. Those arches will be filled with either the standard 21-inch wheels, or two new 22-inch wheels on sedans optioned with Mulliner Specification. A cosseting ride is ensured by three-champer air springs which contain 60 percent more air volume than before, while Continuous Damping Control allows for constant regulation of the shocks. Also, there are 17 Bentley exterior colour options to choose from. The Flying Spur can adjust how loud it gets, therefore, depending on whether it's being driven in earnest or doing chauffeur duties.

As with the latest Conti GT, owners can have the very latest in infotainment, or a digital detox of sorts, thanks to an innovative rotating central display with three sides - 1: a veneer section that blends in with the dashboard, 2: a 31.2cm touchscreen and 3: a set of analogue dials. Driver Assistance Systems include traffic assistance, city assistance, and blind spot warnings. A choice of three audio systems will be offered, with the standard system featuring 10 speakers and 650 watts. The first deliveries are scheduled for early 2020.

Bentley's bold new Flying Spur has been redesigned from the ground up