ULTIMATE FLYING SPUR?: Not to be the confused with the sushi restuarant, the Flying Spur Beluga specification is perfect for aristocrats. Image: Bentley UK
• 'Beluga' specification
• 20" rims, gloss-black radiator
• Exclusively on Flying Spur V8
CREWE, England - Bentley is launching a specification level exclusively for its Flying Spur V8. It's the Beluga Specification.
The trim level gives the Flying Spur sedan a more athletic stance and features exclusive 20" black and bright machined alloy rims, a gloss-black radiator matrix and a body-coloured lower grille bar. "Beluga," Bentley says, "is the perfect enhancement for a modern performance sedan that perfectly blends craft and comfort."
The car's cabin has piano-black veneer, knurled (manufacturing process, whereby a pattern of crossed lines is cut) shift paddles, contrast stitching on the seats and steering-wheel and deep-pile mats and boot carpet with contrasting leather binding.
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When customers specify the popular Mulliner Driving Specification with Beluga than striking 21" six-spoked Extrovert wheels are included. The Mulliner spec also adds diamond-quilted hides, knurled gear lever, drilled alloy pedals and an indented hide headlining.
Its 4.0 twin-turbo V8 makes 372kW to leap from zero to 100km/h in 5.2sec while offering a tank range of 800km. The design of the Flying Spur, says Bentley, combines traditional styling cues with a dynamic stance and contemporary details which are enhanced in the Beluga spec.
The design is meant to blend comfort with refinement: the Flying Spur has benefited from a suite of upgrades and enhancements for 2015. The cabin gains modern and tactile new features (as well as wifi) to keep its well-heeled occupants connected to the outside world.
The Flying Spur V8 Beluga is available to order now worldwide with first customer deliveries towards the end of the year.
Bentley South Africa, unfortunately, has no plans to bring the spec to this country.
LOW-FLYING SPUR: The Bentley Flying Spur gives the wealthy a dimensions of a limo and the luxury of Buckingham Palace. Image: Bentley UK