This is no ordinary production process. For example, it takes 141 people using nearly two miles worth of thread to create the car’s 350 unique leather pieces that combine to form the 60 components for the interior. Bentley also reiterates its factory remains at 100 percent capacity thanks to strict Covid-19 protocols to keep all employees safe and healthy.
Like the W12 model, the V8 Flying Spur has an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission sending power to all four wheels. Zero to 60 mph happens in 4 seconds flat and cruises to a top speed of 198 mph. To compare, the W12 reaches 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and can hit a top speed of 207 mph. That isn’t a major difference as some drivers favor weight loss over outright speed.