Suggestively named Flying Spur First Edition, it will be built for only 12 months beginning at the end of 2019. Announced at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Gala, where it will be auctioned for fund-raising charity on July 24, the 2020 Bentley Flying Spur First Edition brings a series of subtle exclusive features.
On the outside, it comes with a First Edition badge consisting of a Union Jack flag with the number 1 at the center. Placed on the C-pillars, the badge is also found on the passenger-side dashboard. Passengers will also be made aware of the car’s limited edition nature by the First Edition tread plates, and the First Edition Bentley Winged Emblems embroidered into the headrests. The limited-run model also comes with 22-inch Mulliner Driving Specification alloy wheels.
Moving on, the Flying Spur First Edition includes as standard some of the most luxurious interior and exterior features that are usually optional on the regular model. Those include the electronic Flying B hood ornament with illuminated wings, the spectacular Bentley Rotating Display, and the Touring Specification.
The latter brings driving assistance systems such as lane assist, night vision, head-up display and adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist. Other standard features include configurable mood lighting, a panoramic sunroof, color-match Alcantara blinds operated electrically, and more.
Obviously, the list of optional features is virtually limitless. Bentley is inviting the owner of the Flying Spur First Edition that will soon be auctioned “to create their own bespoke and completely unique car through Bentley’s exclusive Co-Creation Luxury Service, offered only to a tiny selection of clients.”
Nothing changes under the long and sculpted hood of the Flying Spur, which features a 6.0-liter W12 gasoline engine rated at 635 PS (626 hp) and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) of torque. Mated to an eight-speed ZF dual-clutch transmission, the power plant enables a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint of 3.8 seconds (0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds) and a top speed of 333 km/h (207 mph).