The latest head turner I drove on the Dubai roads this month is the Flying Spur V8 S. Taking its place between the Flying Spur V8 and family flagship W12, the new V8 S is tuned in for power and performance, with increased engine output and revised suspension and offered a smooth driving experience.
After driving the Mulsanne a few days before the Flying Spur V8 S, I was ready for a Bentley with more sporting capabilities and the V8 S gave me the spirited drive and adrenaline rush I needed.
A black radiator grille and rear diffuser along with a unique grille insert give the new model a dramatic and purposeful appearance to match its enhanced performance.
My first impression after driving the previous Bentley models was the feeling of more power, sharper handling and increased comfort.
For those wishing to display an even more extreme look, the Flying Spur V8 S can be specified with an array of aggressive, dark styling elements. Dark-tint, black gloss exterior mirror covers and a unique Mulliner Driving Specification 21” black and bright machined six-spoke wheel can all be specified to menacing effect.
With its unrivalled blend of effortless driveability, exquisite craftsmanship and onboard technology, the Flying Spur rightly lays claim to being the world’s finest luxury sedan.
The Flying Spur comes complete with a suite of onboard technology to make it an ideal place for work or relaxation on the move.
An innovative Touch Screen Remote, deployed from the veneered rear centre console at the touch of a button, allows control of the car’s climate and infotainment systems from the comfort of the rear seat, while the optional Multimedia Specification brings an extensive Rear Seat Entertainment system.
Tuned for power, the Flying Spur V8 S takes us 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds (0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds), shaving 0.3 seconds from the V8’s already athletic sprint time. Top speed is 306 km/h (190 mph).
The combination of power, performance and economy is the result of an array of advanced technologies employed in the design of the Bentley V8 engine.
With the performance-focussed chassis revisions, the Flying Spur V8 S retains its power combined with the luxurious, limousine-smooth ride and legendary ability to transport passengers in unrivalled comfort.