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Bentley Flying Spur W12 S; company’s first 200mph sedan

September 8, 2016

Bentley’s Flying Spur sedan is no slouch to begin with, but the new flagship W12 S version is the fastest sedan the company has ever made, and the first to push through the mystical 200mph (320km/h) threshold.

2017 Bentley Flying Spur W12 S-gold

Power and torque are bumped up by 7kW and 20Nm respectively, with the 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 producing 467kW and 820Nm – the latter arriving from just 2000rpm. These upgrades give the big Brit a top speed of 325km/h, with the 0-100km/h dash arriving in 4.5 seconds.

Channelled through an eight-speed automatic, the all-wheel drive system apportions 60 per cent of the drive rearward for sportier handling characteristics. Suspension is accordingly upgraded to handle the engine’s extra beef.

2017 Bentley Flying Spur W12 S-interior

Just like the less expensive V8 S model, it receives a series of cosmetic tweaks such as black grille finish and body accents as well as darkened headlights.

Internally, there’s an ‘engine-spin’ metallic effect trim with optional satin carbon fibre. The seats are two-toned leather with a diamond quilted pattern. There are also W12 S logos embossed on the headrests.

To pull up the 2475kg sedan, a carbon ceramic brake kit is available with calipers painted either red or black. The stability control system has also been fine-tuned to provide the Benter with a racier feel.

We will bring you Australian pricing and market launch details as they comes to hand.

Mitchell is a contributing journalist and features writer at PerformanceDrive. He has been a passionate petrol-head from a very young age. He is excited by the future of the industry, and considers himself as a bit of a fanatic when it comes to the technical aspects of cars. He is also fascinated by new cars that are popping up in developing markets.