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2023 Bentley Flying Spur Speed The $300K End Of The W12


The Flying Spur Speed has it all: performance, luxury, and a massive price tag to match. Unfortunately, this Flying Spur Speed is likely the last to use the glorious W12, one of my all-time favorite powertrains. Today I’m reviewing this Bentley Flying Spur Speed and I’ll show you the many quirks and features. I’m also going to get behind the wheel and show you what it’s like to drive.

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As one of the last vehicles to be fitted with the iconic 6.0 litre Bentley W12 engine, it delivers the phenomenal power and technology that defines the Flying Spur Speed, alongside a range of handcrafted commemorative features that include a representation of the engine’s cylinder firing sequence, displayed on the fascia.

Every car is also supplied with a scale model of the Bentley W12 engine, cast from a genuine recycled W12 engine block and housed in an exquisite presentation box. Only 120 examples of the Flying Spur Speed Edition 12 sedan will ever be built. From the moment you step into the cabin of the Flying Spur Speed Edition 12, you will be surrounded by craftsmanship that celebrates the W12 engine.


The first things you will notice are the illuminated outer treadplates, which add a sense of drama and luxury to the cabin – especially in the dark. Stepping over the Edition 12 inner treadplates you will enter a cabin upholstered in the Speed colour pattern, offering a choice of five colour combinations. Embroidered Precision Diamond quilting, seen on the seats and the insides of the doors, adds a sense of handcrafted luxury. Ombré stitching – where three thread colours blend together seamlessly – adds a flash of visual interest to the seats. To complete the picture, each seat is embroidered with an Edition 12 emblem..//bentleymotors