Bentley is showcasing at the ongoing Geneva Motor Show the Flying Spur V8 in the newly added S specification.

Bentley is showcasing at the ongoing Geneva Motor Show the Flying Spur V8 in the newly added S specification.

The people from Crewe have a lot to show these days in Geneva as aside from the facelifted Mulsanne range and the one-off Grand Limousine Mulliner, they also have a new member of the Flying Spur family. It’s a hotter “S” version that uses an evolution of the biturbo V8 4.0-litre engine now packing 521 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque.

The stronger engine helps the car complete the journey to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.9 seconds which makes it 0.3 seconds quicker than the non-S V8 model. Give it enough room to show its full acceleration potential and the vehicle will be able to reach a maximum speed of 306 km/h (190 mph).

There’s more to the “S” version than just a bump in output as Bentley’s engineers also fiddled with the Electronic Stability Control system to make the car more fun to drive. The suspension has been optimized as well and is now more responsive than before, so handling should be superior compared to the regular Flying Spur V8.

In terms of visual changes, the S model is further distinguished by new 20-inch (optional 21-inch) wheels, a black matrix front grille, and a glossy black rear diffuser. It also brings along some changes inside where there are now piano black wood veneers, special two-tone upholstery, and other similar minor tweaks.

Demonstrating the “sporting side of luxury”, the Bentley Flying Spur V8 S will start reaching customers in the summer.

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