Production of all-new Bentley Flying Spur now underway
Bentley Motors has confirmed that production of the all-new Flying Spur, the ultimate luxury Grand Touring sedan, is now underway, with the commencement of deliveries set for early 2020.
The most advanced Bentley ever built, and in a sign of the exacting levels of attention to detail, nearly 200 people handcraft every Flying Spur through 84 different assembly stages at the company’s factory in Crewe.
Testing of the ultimate luxury Grand Touring sedan has seen Bentley’s all-new Flying Spur cover over 1.6 million kilometres, and has involved the use of 142 prototypes and pre-production cars. The Flying Spur has toured 18 countries across four continents; in temperatures ranging from -34 oC to +48oC; and at altitudes from 61 metres below sea level to 4,300 metres above.
Reliability and usability were analysed in over 816,000 km of testing on public roads, while 322,000 km were driven on proving grounds to validate components and systems.
A total of 2.7 million km (equivalent to circling the world 41 times) of simulated durability testing of the chassis components was conducted either using test rigs or on the road. Of the 460,000 km of durability testing conducted on proving grounds, over 12,000 km were driven at the car’s maximum speed of 333 km/h.
The chassis testing alone accounted for over 150 laps of the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit.