This is the new 2017 Bentley Flying Spur W12 S, which will hit a factory-claimed 202 mile per hour top speed. Bentley says it’s their first four-door that can do so.
Bentley took the 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 engine that already exists in the regular Flying Spur and shot it up with some extra power, so that it now makes 626 horsepower and 605 pound-feet of torque. Those 10 extra horses, apparently, are part of how the W12 S has a three-mile-an-hour advantage over the Plain Jane Flying Spur.
It’s got all-wheel-drive with a 40:60 rear-biased torque split and a new, more responsive suspension tune. Carbon ceramic brakes are, of course, optional, and since it weighs as much as a Bentley does you may want them. Zero to 60 happens in 4.2 seconds—which is quite good when you consider “as much as a Bentley does” means it weighs about as much as a herd of elephants.
Stylistically, it’s extremely similar to the other cars in the Flying Spur family. You’d need a trained eye to spot the differences.
Can you spot the differences? No you cannot, because you said “the wheels” and that is cheating.
It’s just as nice and/or tacky on the inside.
Bentley didn’t mention how much it costs, but think something in the $200,000-plus range, with deliveries rolling out at the end of 2016.