The new Flying Spur Speed gets the same revised version of Bentley’s 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12 engine that we’ve already seen in offered in the GT Speed Coupe. That means 600bhp (a 48bhp increase on the standard car) and 553lb-ft of torque (up from 479 lb-ft). Bentley claims the Flying Spur will be able to hit 60mph in 4.5 seconds from rest, and 100mph just 10.5 seconds after leaving the line: despite a 2475kg kerbweight.
Subtle styling tweaks distinguish the Speed from the standard Flying Spur. The more powerful car gets its front grille and lower air intakes finished in dark-tinted chrome, plus a new design of exhaust tailpipes. New 20-inch alloys, available in either bright silver or darkened tungsten finishes, carry the same bespoke Pirelli P-Zero tyres that were introduced on the GT Speed. Power steering has retuned, spring and dampers firmed up and the Speed has also been lowered by 10mm.