Luxury Cars – See The New Bentley Flying Spur V8 Hit 174 MPH On The Autobahn
The Bentley Flying Spur is built on the Volkswagen Group MSB Platform which is used in the Porsche Panamera, Bentley Continental, and Bentley Flying Spur. That means the Flying Spur can handle like a Porsche although the added weight of extra luxury features in the Bentley doesn’t exactly help the Flying Spur set better times at the Nürburgring.
The Bentley Flying Spur is powered by a unique version of the familiar Volkswagen Group Twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine which is found in dozens of different vehicles. In the Flying Spur, the 4.0-liter V8 produces a strong 542 horsepower (404 Kilowatts) and 568 lb-ft (770 Newton-meters) of torque. This V8 is mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission that routes power to the pavement via an all-wheel-drive system.
According to Bentley the Flying Spur V8 has a top speed of 198mph and can sprint from 0 to 60mph in 3.9 seconds. Although we didn’t see the Flying Spur hit its limit of performance, it’s great to watch a luxury car like this stretch its legs on the Autobahn.