Bentley moves new Flying Spur into the Black

Grand Tourer can now be ordered with most exterior brightwork blackened

Published: October 13, 2019, 5:30 PM
Updated: November 17, 2021, 3:44 PM

Bentley Flying Spur

Keeping with the recent “Black” theme of auto industry special treatments, Bentley is creating an optional Blackline specification for its all-new Flying Spur.

The third generation of Bentley’s Grand Tourer can now be ordered with most of the exterior brightwork replaced by blackened pieces, including the iconic Flying B hood ornament (retractable). The Blackline treatment has proven desirable on the new Continental GT, where 30% of all new purchases have been thus appointed.

Other trim receiving the Blackline treatment includes grille vanes and meshes, light bezels (front and rear), door handles, window surrounds, lower side and rear bumper blades, and exhaust tips. The car will be available in a choice of exterior colours (up to 30 choices, at launch).

The package also includes 21-inch tri-spoke alloy wheels, with 22-inch Mulliner wheels optional.

Inside, the newly designed leather seats are available in 15 colours (with diamond-quilted leather door inserts to match), new wood veneer options add hand-crafted elegance, and the Bentley Rotating Display allows the driver to choose from three different instrument panel presentations.

The new Flying Spur was created on a new platform, giving the ultra-luxury sedan a muscular sports sedan presence with refined limousine quality and design, adding in a healthy dose of customer-focussed technology.

Power is supplied by the venerable 6.0-litre, twin-turbo W-12 engine, putting out 626 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. It’s capable of accelerating the all-wheel drive sedan to 100 km/h in about four seconds, and reach a top speed of 333 km/h.

The Blackline Specification is expected to add about $6,000 to the cost of the Flying Spur W12, which starts in Canada at $272,000.