Bentley has revealed the limited-run First Edition version of its new Flying Spur saloon, which includes unique design elements to mark it out from the standard model.
The model is expected to be available from around £200,000 – some £15,000 more than the Flying Spur’s starting price.
© Autocar Bentley Flying Spur First Edition packs unique trim and kit© Autocar Bentley Flying Spur First Edition packs unique trim and kitFirst Edition badging celebrates the company’s British heritage, with the theme carried over to the interior in the form of bespoke treadplate and headrest designs.
The First Edition sits on new 22in alloy wheels designed by in-house customisation firm Mulliner and is fitted as standard with the Touring package, which adds lane-keeping assistance, adaptive cruise control, traffic jam assistance and night vision.
The First Edition also receives a panoramic sunroof, interior mood lighting, colour-matched blinds and two-tone interior trim.
It’s powered by the same 6.0-litre W12 as the standard Flying Spur, meaning it can accelerate from 0-60mph in 3.7sec and on to a top speed of 207mph. Power is sent to all four wheels through an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
The 12-month production run will get underway with the auctioning of the first example at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Gala in Italy on 24 July. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to the charity.
© Autocar Bentley Flying Spur First Edition packs unique trim and kit© Autocar Bentley Flying Spur First Edition packs unique trim and kit
The winning bidder will be offered the chance to work alongside Bentley’s design team in creating their car. The company says this will allow them to build “a truly personalised Flying Spur from a wealth of available exterior and interior options”.
The new Flying Spur recently made its public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where Bentley celebrated its 100th anniversary with a dynamic display of its most revered models.
Recently revealed limited-run versions of the Continental GT, Mulsanne and Bentayga have taken inspiration from Bentley’s motorsport successes and design heritage.