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Bentley Flying Spur First Edition Unveiled


The Flying Spur First Edition rivals the Mercedes-Maybach S600 and the Rolls Royce Ghost

 

  • The First Edition gets all the bells and whistles from the Flying Spur and some more.
  • Exterior touches include a unique badge and 22-inch Mulliner alloy wheels.
  • Interior options include analogue dials, winged emblem designs, a panoramic sunroof, etc.
  • It gets the same 6.0-litre W12 petrol motor as the standard Flying Spur.
  • Production of the grand tourer is expected to start in late-2019 with deliveries likely to begin next year.

Bentley is not resting on its laurels after unveiling the all-new Flying Spur this June. It has now gone ahead and announced that it will unveil the Flying Spur First Edition at the Elton John Foundation Gala on July 24. The first unit of the First Edition will be auctioned off, with all proceeds going to the Elton John AIDS Foundation.  

Like the Flying Spur, the First Edition gets nifty exterior highlights that include the typical Bentley rectangular grille with vertical slats, trademark twin circular headlamps with matrix LEDs and a Flying ‘B’ replacing the front logo. Other exterior features include new LED tail-lamps that feature the ‘B’ motif to denote the carmaker’s name and 22-inch Mulliner alloy wheels. The First Edition gets a unique exterior badge which consists of a Union Jack with the numeral 1 in the middle.  

On the inside, the First Edition gets a lot of features from the Flying Spur, including the rotating 12.3-inch infotainment screen, all-digital instrument cluster and handcrafted interior upholstery, among others. The First Edition features extra touch-ups that include First Edition winged emblems on the headrests and tread plates that show the Union Jack flag with ‘First Edition’ written in the middle. Other additions include a panoramic sunroof, configurable mood lighting as well as a rotating display that gives you the option to switch from a touchscreen display or a set of three classic analogue dials. 

Another interesting addition in the Flying Spur First Edition is the ‘Touring Specification’ which consists of features like lane assist, night vision, a head-up display, and adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist.

Under the bonnet, the First Edition retains the 6.0-litre W12 twin-turbocharged petrol motor from the Flying Spur. It delivers  635PS of power and 900Nm of torque and propels the grand tourer from 0-100kmph in 3.7 seconds and maxes out at 333 kmph. It is mated to an 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox It also features all-wheel drive with 60 per cent of its power directed to the rear wheels. 

While the sale of the Flying Spur will start this October with deliveries set to begin in 2020, production of the Flying Spur First Edition will start only by the end of this year. The Flying Spur First Edition will only be on sale for a year. While Bentley is likely to begin sales of the new Flying Spur in India by the end of this year, it is not certain if the First Edition will be offered too. Once launched, the Bentley Flying Spur First Edition will take on the likes of the Mercedes-Maybach S600 and the Rolls Royce Ghost.

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