Last year the Continental GT coupe received a hotter version of the V8. Called the V8 S, it featured a bump in power, carbon fiber details, and a 10mm lower ride height. Like it’s sibling, the Flying Spur is also available with either the twin-turbo 6.0l W12 or the twin-turbo 4.0l V8, but it didn’t receive the V8 S specification. That has changed with the Flying Spur Beluga Specification.
Called the Beluga Specification, the new option adds a number of sporty trim options to the four door Continental, enabling Spur purchasers to have a hotter version of the V8 too.
Starting from the ground level, the Beluga Spec adds 20″ machined alloy wheels in Black and Bright. The lower front grille and the radiator grille are also black, like the V8 S. Bentley referenced an “athletic stance” in their announcement, but didn’t say if the car is lowered like the V8 S, though it certainly looks like it has a healthier stance in the image released.
Inside, the Flying Spur Beluga Spec has piano black veneers, the new for 2016 knurled gear shift paddles, and contrasting stitching on the seats and steering wheel.
If you also specify the Mulliner Driving Specification in combination with the Beluga spec, your Spur will have the 21″ 6 spoke wheel that Bentley calls the “Extrovert.” With the Mulliner spec, you also will have the diamond quilted leather seats and door panels, drilled aluminum pedals, and an indeed hide headliner.
The 4.0l twin-turbo has 500 bhp and can motivate the Flying Spur to 80 in just 4.9 seconds. Thanks to fuel efficient engine mappings and displacement on demand, it can also cover 500 miles on a single tank. Bentley is accepting orders for the Beluga spec today with deliveries beginning in fall 2015.
News Source: Bentley Motors