Flying Spur V8 enters full production
Posted on 17 Nov 2020 and read 362 times
The new Flying Spur V8 has entered full production at Bentley Motors'
Crewe headquarters, with the car now formally certified and the first cars on their way to retailers and customers.
A team of skilled engineers assemble each new Flying Spur V8 by hand, taking over 100hr to do so across 84 individual stages. The new V8-powered model builds on a distinguished lineage, with Bentley recently producing the 40,000th Flying Spur since 2005.
At the heart of the car is Bentley’s 4.0-litre, twin turbocharged V8 engine, producing a peak power of 550 PS and using twin-scroll turbos to reach its maximum torque of 770Nm at 2,000rev/min and maintaining it as flat plateau to 4,500rev/min.
Member of the Board for Manufacturing, Peter Bosch, said: “The new Flying Spur V8 is the newest addition to our family of luxury grand tourers, built in our carbon-neutral factory in Crewe. The Flying Spur V8 becomes our tenth model in production at the moment, and we’re really looking forward to getting the first cars to their lucky new owners.”