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2021 Bentley Flying Spur V8 is less powerful but still a stunner

Bentley's flagship luxury sedan gets a new V8 engine option to slot below the existing W12.

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The twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V8 makes 542 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque, down from the W12 Spur's 626 hp and 664 lb-ft.

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Bentley says the V8 takes 4.0 seconds to hit 60 mph and will reach a top speed of 197 mph; 0.3 second and 10 mph down from the W12.

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Quad exhaust tips and some fender badges are the only visual distinguishers.

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The pictured Flying Spur has the Blackline package, which blacks out all of the exterior trim, as well as a Styling Specification that adds carbon-fiber splitters and side skirts.

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The interior is basically the same as the W12 Spur, with tons of available leather colors and trim options.

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20-inch wheels are standard, and these awesome 22s are an option.

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Like the W12 model, the Flying Spur V8 gets all-wheel drive and air suspension as standard.

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Optional features include four-wheel steering and Bentley's 48-volt active anti-roll system.

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The Flying Spur V8 will start at $198,725, making it $20,700 cheaper than the W12 model.

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