Bentley Motors has revealed the Flying Spur First Edition at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Gala, where it will be auctioned in support of the fund-raising charity at the inaugural Midsummer Party, Picozzi’s Villa Dorane on France’s Cap d’Antibes on July 24th.
The Flying Spur First Edition, limited to just 12 months of production, is rare, collectable and incredibly luxurious. A range of totally exclusive features includes a First Edition exterior badge and a First Edition Fascia badge – a Union Jack flag with the numeral 1 in the centre; a choice of First Edition Bentley Winged Emblems embroidered into the headrests; and First Edition treadplates – presenting the Union Jack flag with First Edition written through the centre.
The very best – with virtually limitless choices
The very best of design, technology and craftsmanship, the Flying Spur First Edition includes as standard some of the most luxurious interior and exterior features that are usually optional, and has been impressively thought through to take Bentley through the century. For the new owner of a Flying Spur, the choices are virtually limitless – from exterior paint colours to interior leather and trim combinations and personalised seat stitching.
The electronic Flying B mascot, undoubtedly one of the most iconic elements of the new model, has been exquisitely redesigned and is featured for the first time since 1959. The wings illuminate and the mascot deploys electronically when the owner approaches and unlocks the car.
One truly distinctive feature is the Bentley Rotating Display, which enables switching between technology and classic design, allowing you to choose either. A technologically progressive touchscreen display, controlling apps, media and vehicle systems; a clean and beautifully veneered fascia; or three classic analogue dials – one for temperature, one which is a compass, and one which is a journey timer (chronograph).
Mood lighting is configurable so the cabin can be personalised, with a choice of 7 different colours in two variations – vibrant or muted. These mean the driver or passengers can set the colour of the highlighted ring around the interior to suit their mood and separately adjust the ambient lighting as well as the light intensity. The mood lighting also follows the wing shapes found throughout the interior.
Finally, a panoramic sunroof, where the front panel tilts and slides rearwards over the top of the fixed panel to open, is another sumptuous element of the cabin which demonstrates Bentley’s craft and creativity, keeping the customer always in mind. Colour-matched Alcantara blinds can be deployed electrically when the sun is at its highest and keeping cool is a priority.
0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds
When required, the Flying Spur’s W12 engine can rocket the car from standstill to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 3.7 seconds, it is claimed. An 8-speed ZF dual-clutch transmission maximises smooth acceleration and quick gearshifts, delivering improved fuel economy and efficiency. Additionally, Active All-Wheel Drive System and All Wheel steering ensures maximum sure-footedness and an engaging driving experience on demand.
The third generation of the Flying Spur was launched last month and orders will be accepted during the fourth quarter of this year. Deliveries will commence in 2020.