From the last two years, we had witnessed Bentley flying spur under the Volkswagen luxury skin, and the platform was also shared by the VW’s Phaeton Sedan. This year we are going to see the Flying Spur with the Porsche. And indeed, it’s a better car for it. It has got the speed, has a lot many details, and the charm is baffling.
The Bentley is powered by the W-12 engine and has been built on the VW Group MSB platform, which depicts the Porsche Panamera and the Bentley Continental.
The new car is coupe and convertible with the centre section with a long-wheelbase Panamera Executive, and the seats are more comfort-oriented with the excellent suspension set up and roomy conventional trunk of the hatchback.
The rear-drive, due to the MBS system, has given a forward stance to the car, which looks like a luxury car style. This is all due to the magnificent architecture of the Phaeton platform, which isn’t possible for general vehicles. The mere i0.6 inches longer axle allows a long hood without a pronounced front overhang, and the singular dimension changes between the two cars, which changes everything. This makes the drive of the vehicle fantastic to experience.
Earlier versions had their engines mounted at the head, which made the turns hard for the car as they had a considerable nose beast, and it made a critical point in the hurry. The new one is a lighter version, and also the front axle puts the chassis on the front, and further forward in the frame has changed the front to rear weight distribution from 56/44 to 54/46.
The new car is still a hefty one as the Lincoln Navigator and acts as more agile and alert in twists.
The Bentley claims a 0 to 60 in just 3.9 seconds for the Flying spur making it faster than the 680 hp Porsche Panamera Turbo s E hybrid. The upgraded one develops 626 hp at 6,000 rpm and 646 lb-ft of torque from 1,350 rpm to 4,000 rpm, all of which arrive in less than one-third the time it did in the previous car.